This one trick will greatly improve any photo or video shot on your phone! Enabling the camera grid is a good way to make sure you’re using the rule of thirds when framing photos or videos you take with your phone.
If you aren’t familiar with the rule of thirds click here for a more in-depth description. But for a quick description, the rule of thirds is a guideline for setting up a shot.
This is what it looks like:
The idea of the rule of thirds is to visually divide your shot into thirds with vertical and horizontal lines. By using the grid to position your elements on certain points of the lines and intersection points, your visual is more appealing and natural.
Even if a person or object is centered you should still be using the rule of thirds to keep the right visuals on the right lines and intersecting points.
Now you know why setting up the camera grid on your phone is super helpful. It automatically gives you this guide with every shot you take.
So here’s how to do it. First, navigate to settings on your iPhone. Then find Camera. Under Composition you should see Grid. Turn it on. And there you go!
That’s how to get the camera grid enabled on your phone, and why you should be using it to master the rule of thirds.