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The MOST Important Thing You Will EVER Learn about Photography . The Rule of Thirds. WHAT IS IT? The rule of thirds is an imaginary tic-tac-toe board drawn across an image to break it into nine equal squares. The Rule of Thirds. Let’s Have a Look!. The Rule of Thirds.

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### The MOST Important Thing You Will EVER Learn about Photography

The Rule of Thirds

WHAT IS IT?

The rule of thirds is an imaginary tic-tac-toe board drawn across an image to break it into nine equal squares.

The Rule of Thirds

Let’s Have a Look!

The Rule of Thirds

What Does It Mean?

Two Rules

1. The four points where these lines intersect are the strongest focal points.

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2. The lines themselves are the second strongest focal points.

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The Rule of Thirds

Horizons

Not Using the Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

People

Single Person Portraits: Use the top line.

Multiple Persons: Use top and bottom.

Conclusion

Too often, photographs have their subject placed smack in the middle, making the image look dull and uninteresting.

A simple shift in composition can change all that.

The Rule of Thirds is one of the cardinal rules of composition.