Using the Grid with Rule of Thirds

In this lesson for Photography with the Camera app on the iPhone we look at how we use the grid to help us frame our subjects using the rule of thirds.

Rule of Thirds
A rule of thumb to follow when taking a photo is to use the ‘Rule of Thirds’. With the rule of thirds we visualize a grid on our camera. Think of a tic-tac-to board on your camera. We basically like to align our subject with the horizontal or vertical lines. If you can, you’ll also want to frame your subject where these lines intersect. When you do this, you’ll have a properly framed photo. Most professional photographer follow these rules. With the iPhone, we can turn on a grid to help us frame our shot using these rules.

Turning on the Grid
To turn on the grid you need to go to the Camera settings. This is located in the Settings app. When you open these settings, you’ll se an option for Grid. When you turn this on, you’ll see a light grid when you are taking your photos. This grid does not show up in the actual photo, it is used mainly for framing your photos.

That’s how to use the grid to help frame your shot by using the rule of thirds in the camera app on the iPhone.

See this lesson in Action
If you want to see how this works in action, I show you how this all works in the video above.

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