“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
When you first experience taking photos, you point your camera towards your subject, center the scene, and press the button. It’s fun to see the results, but at one point in time, you will ask yourself, how can I take better pictures?
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Well, the most useful tip you need to know to start “making” photos instead of “taking photos” is to apply the rule-of-thirds.
Imagine your photograph divided into horizontal and vertical sections, as a tic-tac-toe grid. Check your camera to see if grid setting is available and have it constantly display in the LCD screen.
Now, if you are taking a photo with a vertical subject, align your subject with one of the two vertical lines of the grid. Similarly, if you have an horizontal subject place it on the horizontal lines.
As you can see in Ansel Adam’s above photograph, the vertical subject was aligned with the left vertical line of the grid and the horizon was aligned with the horizontal line.
Now you can create eye-catching compositions and transform your digital photos from simple snapshots into professional works of art !
Read more on Ansel Adams, one of the most celebrated and famous landscape photographers in the world. His pictures are pure poetry in their magnificience!
Now time to get out there and apply this simple, but so very important photography tip to get your images to tell a story!