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The great camera on the iPhone means you can easily take good pictures, but by turning on the camera grid you can use the rule of thirds to take great pictures every time!

A quick summary of the rule of thirds:

Naturally, the Grid option on the iPhone serves only for you to get used to the concept explained above and can safely be turned off once you do. It doesn’t take long and you photos will improve. On the iPhone open your Settings app Select Bluetooth from the settings options. From the Bluetooth settings select the ‘i’ symbol next to your connected device, for example, ‘Grid Pad’ (the device name can differ depending on the model of grid pad you have) Ensure that Show Notifications is on (the tab will be green). About positive grid We are a team of sound designers, programmers, engineers, researchers and musicians working together at the forefront of music technology. GRID Studio turns electronic junk into art. To make their unique wall art, they carefully disassemble old smartphones, then meticulously place and glue their components into a shadowbox frame. They currently make versions based on the iPhone 3GS, 4S, and 5, as well as the Nokia E71, and BlackBerry Bold 9000.

The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
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It sounds simple enough — and it is as long as you have the lines. Thankfully, enabling this is an easy task on your iPhone.

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In Settings, tap Camera, and then enable the Grid option. That’s all you have to do to turn the feature on! Your next step is to apply the concept: remember to put important things along the lines.

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Here’s a simple example taken from a plane window:

These two examples show how you can use just the horizontal line to improve a photo. The first draws your attention to the sky by having that be the two thirds at the top, whereas the second draws your eye to the clouds.

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This image is of one of the old fashioned trams in Vienna, where I’ve lined up the tram across the bottom and right-most third lines.

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Photography using the iPhone is like playing a game of chess: Everybody can do it, but only few can really master it. The problem with it is that it is extremely easy to take a very decent photo with your iPhone and settle for it, when in fact you could be taking a great one instead if you only follow a few rules.

The rule of thirds in particular, will help you take photos that have a much better composition than your average ones. If you are not new to photography, you will know that composition is where a subject is placed in a picture and how it relates to its surroundings. It might not sound like much, but a good composition can make your iPhone photos dramatically better with minimal effort, and this is precisely what makes the rule of thirds so important.

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What is the Rule of Thirds?

Hold your iPhone and get ready to take a picture. Before you do however, tap on Options and turn the Grid ON. You will see that the screen is now divided in nine portions with two lines dividing it vertically and two horizontally. The rule of thirds uses these lines as a guideline in order to improve the composition of a photograph by placing all the important elements of the photos (subjects, scenarios, background and such) on the intersections of these lines.

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Naturally, the Grid option on the iPhone serves only for you to get used to the concept explained above and can safely be turned off once you do. It doesn’t take long and you photos will improve substantially.

Here are a couple of scenarios where the rule of thirds can work wonders for your pictures.

Landscapes

Landscapes are easily the best way to start your exploration for taking photos with great composition with your iPhone. When taking a picture of the landscape, use the rule of thirds to fix the horizon to either the top or the bottom third of the image. It will make your photos far more compositionally interesting, while at the same time guiding the viewer to the most compelling part of your picture.

Take the pictures of the sea below as an example, see how placing the horizon on the center makes the photo somewhat dull and boring?

Now take a look at these other two photos. One clearly highlighting the sky and the other the sea and the sand underneath. The difference is dramatic.

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People and Other Subjects

Similar concepts apply when photographing people and objects, especially when using an iPhone, since it is so easy to just take a casual picture of someone without remembering that this simple rule can make for great shots.

That said, avoid the all-too-common front shots with someone (or everyone) posing front and center in the image. Instead, use the vertical lines of the grid to fix it on your subjects.

For even more interesting results when taking pictures of people, put your subject where horizontal and vertical lines of your iPhone’s grid intersect. Some photographers don’t like this, but I find the results great.

Final Thoughts on the Rule of Thirds

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As you have seen, using a very simple rule and applying it on even the most mundane shots can really transform a photograph. Now, use your iPhone’s grid and start practicing!


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