|Three Eaves - Rosamond, California|
One rule that is not discussed enough is the Rule of Three. This is not the Rule of Thirds, but something entirely different. The Rule of Three states that objects grouped in three are more visually appealing than objects grouped in two, four, or any other number. Odd number groups are better than even number groups, but three is especially good.
|Abandoned Motel - Rosamond, California|
There are three angled beams.
|Old Dormitories - Boron, California|
Notice the three large structures.
The Rule of Three applies to so much more than just photography. It is used in all mediums of art, it is used in presentations and speeches, it is used in plays and movies, it is used in books and comedy. Our minds respond well to the number three.
I want to repeat that rules are meant to be broken. I don't use the Rule of Three all of the time. But it is helpful to understand what the rule is so that when the time is appropriate you'll be able to effectively use it.