How does the rule of thirds work?

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Artists and pho­tog­ra­phers use the rule of thirds to en­hance their com­po­si­tions, be­cause it re­ally works. But how? If you place your main sub­ject in the mid­dle of the frame, it will ap­pear static – you cre­ate empty sur­round­ing space that is rarely in­ter­est­ing. By us­ing the rule of thirds, how­ever, you use the space more ef­fec­tively and draw the eye through the im­age. Use the rule of thirds to di­vide the sky and the ground, and you’ll find the ra­tio of light (sky) and dark (ground) is more ef­fec­tive. Gen­er­ally, this comes down to the fact that we don’t like to view things in equal mea­sures. But rules are, of course, made to be bro­ken, so ex­per­i­ment with com­po­si­tion and see what works for you in any given scene.

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