Rule of Thirds

Creating an image on the based on the “rule of thirds” is much simpler than following the “golden ratio”. Here the image is imagined to be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced vertical lines and two equally-spaced horizontal lines.

rule of thirds

Going by the golden ratio, the main subject should be placed along the line-line intersection or the intended lines.

To build suspense in an image, these rules can intentionally be broken. However, it is useful for beginners to familiarise themselves with these rules.