Slide 2: The ‘rule of thirds’
The ‘rule of thirds’ is a way of describing where to place focal points in a photograph.
Focal points are the areas of interest in a photograph. If you are taking a portrait, the obvious area of interest is the person’s eyes.
Don’t put the areas of interest in the middle of the photo. Photographs work better when the area of interest is placed off centre.
Imagine a grid drawn over a photograph that divides it into thirds, like a tic-tac-toe grid.
Now, use the middle square of the grid to guide you. The corners of this square are good locations for your areas of interest.