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How to Compose a Stronger Image

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Follow the rule of thirds.

Don't place your subject smack in the center of the frame. Instead, imagine dividing the frame into thirds and position the main subject at one of the spots where the dividing lines intersect, as illustrated in the bee-and-daisy image. The rule of thirds is especially helpful for landscape shots, such as the sunset example: In the left image, putting the horizon line at dead center makes for a boring shot; reframing to shift the horizon line down to the bottom third of the frame creates the more dynamic composition shown on the right.

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