One of the most well known composition guidelines in photography is the Rule of Thirds. Using it helps draw the viewer’s eye into the photograph and places more attention on the subject.
I took this photo on one of my city walks. I like the texture of the the wood and bricks, and the pop of red in the photo’s focal point. But the composition is static and boring.
I cropped the photo using a thirds overlay, putting the focal point on one of the guidelines. I used Adobe Lightroom, but most photo editing software has a similar crop overlay.
Here is the photo after cropping. Do you agree that using the rule of thirds creates a more interesting composition than the original?