This photography podcast discusses the rule of thirds in photography. This rule‚which is more of a guideline suggests that you divide the image that you see through your viewfinder into equal thirds so that it resembles a tic-tac toe board. Depending on what the objects of interest are, you can place them along the dividing lines or at one of the 4 OFF-CENTER points as illustrated in the square diagram below. Doing this generally improves your photographic composition.
In these example images below you can probably see that the off center shots are more interesting or appealing. The centered shot of the garden statue should appear less appealing than the non centered shot.
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