Photography Basics – Lines and Rule of Thirds

So let’s do a quick recap on the rule of thirds and show how you can use it with what you’ve learned about lines in photography.

First is the rule of thirds.

You do not center your image in the middle box.
The lines going horizontally and vertically are lines to use so you can line up your points of interest, which for this lesson will be horizontal or vertical lines in your image.
Diagonal lines should cross two horizontal or vertical lines.

Here are some examples to help you pull it all together.

So that is the end of our lines in photography lessons. Try spending the next week taking photos of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines while placing them correctly on a rule of thirds grid. See you next time.