Rules of Framing and Composition

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Rule of Thirds
Mentally divide the frame into thirds both vertically and horizontally.
Subject Placement
According to the rule of thirds, place key subject elements along the lines or where the lines intersect.
Headroom
The amount of space between top of the subject and the top of the frame.
Lead Space
The space in front of your subject.
Merger
When background objects visually combine with objects in the foreground.
Framing Human Subjects
Avoid placing the edge of your frame at one of the body's natural cutoff lines such as the neck, elbows, waist, knees, and ankles.