Using the Golden Rule above, Draw two imaginary lines to divide your photo into three even portions horizontally. Then, repeat this process vertically, creating a grid of nine equal sections. The rule of thirds involves placing your subjects at any point where these lines intersect.
Why is the rule of thirds important? In short, if you position your subject directly in the centre of your image, you are not allowing viewers of your eye to wander - this image holds less intrigue and excitement. By shifting this subject to the side, the viewer is encouraged to work a bit more to find the focal point and look at the image for longer. Photos using the rule of thirds tell a more exciting story and encourage viewers to engage with your work for longer.