The Rule of Thirds is a principle used by painters, photographers and other artists. • When using the Rule of Thirds, the main subject (person/object/feature) is placed off-centre, away from the middle of the frame. As a result, photos often look more dynamic and interesting.
Imagine there are two horizontal and two vertical lines ruled across an image, with four intersecting points. You place your main subject where the lines intersect rather than centred in the middle of the frame.
Though called a “rule,” the Rule of Thirds is actually just a guide for improving the composition of photos. It’s a good one, though, so try it along with other creative angles when taking shots. • As the famous photographer Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photo, you make it.”