This is a series of free tips to help you become a better photographer.This week we will talk about the "Rule of Thirds."
Imagine the frame divided into vertical and horizontal thirds like a tic-tac-toe game. The sweet spots are along the lines and where the lines cross.When in doubt, try to put the most important part of the scene in these areas because that is the place our eyes naturallyfall first.
If you are making a portrait, it is a good idea to put the subjects eyes fall near the upper third line. See the cover of my book at the right.See the example below of our worship leader, Daniel Brymer.
This is not a hard and fast rule, but it is certainly a good place to start for an interesting composition.