Joe McNally on the Rule of Thirds in Photography

On this Adorama video, pro photographer Joe McNally takes a look at using the famous rule of thirds in photography and demonstrate how to use it and gives a few other related tips.

Besides the rule of thirds, McNally also gives some other related tips such as having one part of the image inside the rule of thirds in the foreground while another in the background. Another variation is having warm colors in the foreground and cool colors in the back.

If you are not familiar with the rule of thirds check out this very short video for a quick an simple explanation:


You can find many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on and  LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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