You have a camera. You learned how to turn it on. You have begun to move past the automatic stage into the creative realm where you are setting your aperture for depth of field, or your shutter speed to capture motion. Those are all good to know and valuable, but now we begin to focus our attention on the composition of our photos.
The composition of your images will either intrigue and spark interest or have no effect on the viewer. There are certain guidelines you can follow that will help to improve your overall images. One of those guidelines is the Rule of Thirds.
Read the following article from Digital-Photography-School.com that describes the Rule of Thirds and how it works. Answer the following questions on a piece of paper, writing out the question and answering it. Turn it in when finished.
1. What is the basic principle behind the rule of thirds?
2. What is a good technique for landscape shots?
3. What are important questions to ask when learning how to use the rule of thirds?
When you are finished, read this next article on composition and answer question 4.
4. What are 5 effective methods of composition? Give a brief description of each.