Rule of Thirds

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The rule of thirds is one of the most important compositional aids in photography, because by using this alone, you can make a stronger images.

Most cameras / camera apps have a grid that can be switched on in the viewfinder as a guide to the rule of thirds.

For landscape images like this placing the main elements of sky and land on one of the lines will improve the composition. This is more pleasing to the eye than an image split in two by the horizon. Placing elements of an image on the points where the lines cross (intersect), creates a stronger image.