The Rule of Thirds is one that can be effective to break – placing your subject either dead centre can sometimes create a powerful image – or even creative placement with your subject right on the edge of a shot can sometimes create interesting images.
While the tips they offer are all about composition, don’t neglect the hardware side of things. Check out previously reviewed list of photography hacks from David Pogue to increase your photographic arsenal cheaply. If you have a favourite portrait to share, link it and explain its craft in the comments. Photo by Gianmaria.