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Instant Classic Was Created Last Night

Well, even if you didn't see it, don't worry. Last night, an instant classic was created, and I'm sure it'll come on many more times over the next few months. Almost makes a guy like Pepsi!

Wait, what did you think I was talking about?

I wanted to let you know that I think your column is fabulous... there isn't much to look forward to on Monday mornings, but your column is one of them! Anyway, here is my question: Why do all the pictures of staff members in the DTH have their heads shifted over to one side? I know that I am not very talented in the art of photography, but it doesn't seem too hard to get someone's head in the middle of a picture. What is going on with all these crooked photos? - C.P.

Awww! Well, I'm glad I can brighten up your Mondays. As for your query, I actually posed the same question after finding my thumbnail for my column somewhat off-center.

Apparently, it is a photography technique called the "Rule of Thirds". Basically, the technique includes drawing a mental 3x3 grid over the picture. Then you just place important elements of the photo at the intersections of your grid lines.

This draws attention to those elements and strengthens their focus. You can also catch other elements at the opposite intersections, known as "counterpoints".

Adding all these techniques together supposedly creates a more pleasing photo. Or so say the DTH photographers.

Hi, I'm currently enrolled in a Sociology class. One of the questions for our quiz is who and what determines what stories are to be covered and reported?

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