Photo assignments:

2. Rule of Thirds - photography's most basic rule. While there's nothing wrong with putting your subject right smack in the middle of your frame, photos are much more interesting when the subject is offset to one side or the other. The Rule of Thirds divides the frame into a grid composed of nine segments, as shown below:

Now, while putting the subject dead center (at the red "X") is necessary in some cases (especially when making use of metering capabilities), photos that put the subject at the position of the intersection of the boxes (as shown by the red circles at the intersection of off-centered segments) or anywhere in any of the boxes other than the center one, make for much more interesting scenes. Here are some of the shots from our group's Rule of Thirds assignment:

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