I am by no means a photographer, but sometimes I do like to try and compose the perfect image – and the rule of thirds is one rule that’s stuck with me. It’s one of the easiest rules of photography – and can be used with any camera. It’s amazing what it can do for your composition – and all you have to do is shift a little off center! Learn a little more about it – and then, apply it to both your photography and your layouts!
What is the Rule of Thirds? If you take an introduction to photography class, more than likely, one of the very first things you will learn is the “Rule of Thirds”. Even if you haven’t taken a photography class, you have still probably heard this term. This rule has been used by artists for centuries. And once photography came along, it became a basic principle for photographers as well. The rule of thirds is considered a basic, yet essential and powerful guideline to help photographers compose their image and decide where to place their subject(s) or key elements to create a well balanced and interesting photo. Here’s how the basic principle behind the rule of thirds works: Imagine that your photo is divided into nine squares – three across, and three down, as you can see in the image below. (tip: most DSLR