Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is a component of composition. It is supposed to help you to organize the ‘objects’ in your photo.
Basically imagine (or set your camera to show the grid lines, if possible) a tic tac toe grid in your viewfinder. The points where the lines intersect are the "power points" and that is where you "should" put your main subject. The objective being that it adds impact to your photo.Assuming of course that everything else in the picture adds to your main subject.
For example, placing the horizon in the upper 1/3 of the photo leaves more room for ocean or beach which draws the viewer "into" the horizon and thus adding impact.
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