Photo Quickie: Rule of 3rds

Aged Mushroom nature photograph created by Nature and landscape photographer Melissa Fague

Photo Quickie: From the Start

To use the rule of thirds, imagine there are four lines drawn across your view, two of the lines are lying horizontally across the image and two are extending vertically creating nine even squares across your frame. Use the rule of thirds to decide, if the image would look best with the focal point in the center square, or placing the subject off center on one of the lines. Most of the time the off centered subject will often create a more aesthetically composed photograph.