The rule of thirds is a principle of composition that helps you keep your images dynamic. It gives you eight elements to work with -- four lines and four intersections. Placing points of interest along the lines or at the intersections tends to create a more interesting composition.
Master cinematographers approach every frame as an opportunity to convey the feel of the scene. And one of the things that really helps them to achieve it is composition—the way elements (actors, scenery, props, etc) are placed on screen in respect to each other and within the frame itself has a huge impact on our viewing experience.
The rule-of-thirds is a fundamental composition principle that most photographers are familiar with. But like many simple things, it is often overlooked or misinterpreted. In this article you're going to learn how to correctly apply the rule of thirds to your iPhone photos, and how to create well-balanced compositions that just look and feel right to the human eye.
There’s one key aspect of photography that I’m extremely passionate about and that’s composition. A while back, I wrote a post called 10 Composition Tips to Take Your iPhone Photos to the Next Level. In that article one of the first photography tips that the article covers is the rule of thirds. For me, the rule of thirds in photography was a game-changer. Once the penny dropped and I started to apply this rule, the standard of my photography dramatically improved. In this article, I will…