Note, however, that photography is not math and that rules act more as guidelines than mandates. Further, there are types of images where the rule of thirds simply fails.
But by and large, rather than just pointing and shooting, composing your image into the rule of thirds will usually improve the appeal of your pictures.
So, what is this rule?
Divide your view into parts like a tic-tac-toe board. You end up with a grid having nine boxes, like in the image that follows:
Apply the rule of thirds this way:
Put the mos…