Skimboard Sprint

by Sandra Foyt on March 12, 2012

in Travel Photos

Skimboard Sprint

Do you remember when I boasted that I would be kicking up the travel shots on Albany Kid? Like many good intentions, that didn’t go far. But it’s a new day, a new year even, and this time I have signed on to be a forum lead on the latest SITS Girls’ blog challenge: Pin-tastic Pinterest.

As part of the challenge, Courtney from Click it Up a Notch will be teaching us how to take better photos by mastering rules and tricks of the trade. Today, she tackled the Rule of Thirds, which is why I scrolled through my library tonight to see if I had any photos that qualified.

Although I’ve heard of the rule of thirds – at Bloggy Boot Camp, no less – it turned out that I haven’t been using this trick nearly enough. I had to dig back into photos from last summer, when my daughter was skimboarding in San Luis de Obispo, CA to find a good example. But it’s a good one, I think.

Placing Kayla in the first third of the frame drives home her athleticism in a way that wouldn’t have been nearly as obvious if I had centered the photo.

Want to join me in the Pinterest Challenge, sign up now (it’s not too late!) see Pinterest Challenge: Learn What Is Pinterest & Why Use It.

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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