What is the Golden Mean? Also known as the Golden Section - a composition tool for creating a visually pleasing image. To accomplish the Golden Mean, a ratio of 5:8 is used in positioning the subject of the photograph.
THE GOLDEN MEAN 8 5 5 8 To fix the position of the horizon. To divide a composition in pleasant proportions. To establish the location of the center of interest.
Which photograph below is an example of the Golden Mean?
This photograph is an example of the Golden Mean. Notice the placement of the sailboat and the oceans horizon line. It represents where the 5 to 8 ratio would intersect.
Which photograph below is an example of the Golden Mean? The photograph on the right is another good example of the Golden Mean. The subject is placed where the imaginary lines would intersect.