The Rule of Thirds is a term you may or may not have heard thrown around? It's actually pretty straight forward. The Rule of Thirds is a photography imperative that basically says in order to bring balance and interest to an image points of interest should happen in the thirds sections of an image.Imagine a grid over your image that divides it into thirds both horizontally and vertically where the lines meet should be your guides. You never want points of interest (for us this usually means your subjects eyes, directly in the center). Here let us show you.
It's a good idea to try and get in the habit of doing this when composing your shot versus doing it in post via cropping. You lose pixels and often times important information. It can be a bit challenging at first just like everything else, bit once you get it, you got it!
One thing we found that helps with this in the beginning is to move your focal point on your camera from the middle to one of the outer options. This way you don't have to think about recomposing your image once you have locked focus.
See this diagram most focus points on DSLRs look similar to this. Avoid the middle point which is generally the default and instead try using one of the ones we have highlighted in pink and see if that doesn't help you get the hang of ROT!