The Rule of Thirds is a common technique for achieving balance in your composition. If you subdivide your photo into thirds both vertically and again horizontally, you’ll wind up with an evenly spaced grid. The sections where lines cross are points of interest. These points are where you want to place your subject, parts of the image where you want attention to be drawn or show points of activity. Rarely will you use all four points – many times one or two – but this is what creates balance in your composition.
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