article 10: Tic-Tac-Toe

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Tic-Tac-Toe, a childhood friendly game for anyone on a budget. Simply grab a piece of paper and a crayon, draw a few lines on that paper and you have hours of free fun. Now I know your just itching to get started on a game of your own but this post is hardly about child’s play and more about one of the easiest photographic tips around, rule of thirds.

Far too often subject matter is found smack dab in the middle of the picture.

This tour bus mentality approach is nothing short of boring. Spice up your images by moving your subject into 1 of 4 positions on the rule of thirds, tic-tac-toe board. Think of it like a photography game. Hopefully you are extremely competitive and you’re excited to take PNU’s tic-tac-toe challenge.

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To help you line your image up, many cameras have an option to apply a grid overlay on the back of your LCD screen. You can usually find it in your cameras menu system.

BONUS TIP: You don’t need a fancy ass camera to do this. On many smart phones today, you can actually turn on a rule of thirds grid overlay to your phone screen. This will help you practice your composition with your phone. Trust me, this tip works and you will see an instant improvement.

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