The Rule of Thirds is one of the basic and fundamental composition techniques every photographer should learn.
When in doubt about your composition, one of your best bets is to go with the Rule of Thirds. This is why every photographer is encouraged to begin mastering this technique when they’re starting out. Read on to see how you can apply it to the shots you want with this handy photography cheat sheet by Company Folders.
Below, you’ll find some examples of how to compose your portraits, landscapes, architecture, and action shots. These are some of the most common kinds of photography that you can practice the Rule of Thirds with. Basically, this technique divides your frame into a 3×3 grid with two vertical and horizontal lines. You position your subject in the spots where these lines intersect to create a pleasing and dynamic composition. See if your camera has the Rule of Thirds (or “grid”) shooting mode to help you compose shots with this technique.