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Photography Technique – The Golden Mean

THE GOLDEN MEAN

Let’s start with an introduction of a technique that is well known for many centuries now: The “Golden Mean” (sometimes called “Golden Section”) is a geometric formula by the ancient Greeks. A composition following this rule is thought to be “harmonious”. The principal idea behind it is to provide geometric lines which can be traversed when viewing a composition. The Golden Mean was a major guideline for many artists/painters so it is certainly worth to have in mind for modern day photographers as well.

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