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Rule of thirds: huge eye level research
  • The literature on art history and the aesthetics of photography puts forward a theory of dividing the canvas into thirds, horizontally and vertically. And when human faces are portrayed, two concrete rules for the position of the eyeline are often mentioned:

    • the rule of thirds: the eyeline should be 2/3 (≈0.67) from the bottom
    • the golden ratio rule: the eyeline should be at 1/(golden ratio) (≈0.62) from the bottom

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    The maxima of the eyeline height distribution for photographs and paintings is predominately in the range of 0.6 to 0.67.

    http://blog.wolfram.com/2016/03/02/profiling-the-eyes-phiaithful-or-roten-or-both/

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