I am taking a photography unit study in school and I wanted to share some tips I learned. This post is about the "rule" of three. It is the most important "rule", right after the "rule" that after you learn a rule that you should break it. In reality, photography has no rules. The only real rule is that you have to try and break a rule after you learn it. Don't try to do different than the rule before you learn it. You have to learn the rule to break it!!! OK, now here is the " rule of three." Imagine when you are taking a picture that there is grid over the picture the same as a tic-tac-toe grid. The main points of interest should be where the points intersect. Instead of imagining, some newer cameras have a grid function which lets you put a grid over the picture when you take it, but it removes the grid on the actual picture. Sometimes, the picture will look better in a different way, but remember to learn the rule before breaking it. One of the worst ways to take a picture in most circumstances is by completely centering it. JUST DON'T DO IT!!! Unless it makes a really great picture, which it won't in most cases, follow the rule of 3's.
Here are some pictures that I took using the "right" way: