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How to Enable and Use Grid for Camera in iPhone/iPad

If you are new to photography, adhere to the rule of thirds may help you create well-balanced compositions that just look and feel right to the human eye. The camera grid makes it easier to see if your horizon and subject are placed at the proper intersections for optimal balance in the shot. By default, gridlines are off in iPhone. Keep reading to learn how to enable and use the gridline when taking pictures.

Part 1: How to Enable Grid for Camera in iPhone

With these steps, you can turn on gridline for Camera app in iPhone/iPad.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Photo & Camera.

Step 2: Scroll down to find Grid and turn it on.

Turn on gird for Camera

Open the Camera app, you can see the 3x3 gridline on the screen. The gridlines will remind you to pay attention to the rule of thirds and make it a lot easier to correctly align subjects inside the frame.


Part 2: Practical Tips to Use the Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds says that you should position the most important elements in your scene along these lines, or at the points where they intersect. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo.

Tip 1: Use the intersecting points

The rule of thirds uses gridlines as a guideline in order to improve the composition of a photograph, it states that the most important subjects of the photo should be placed along the gridlines and at the intersections of these lines, which are known as interesting points.

Use the intersecting points

Tip 2: Aligning the subject vertically or horizontally

When taking a picture of the landscape, use the rule of thirds to fix the horizon to either the top or the bottom third of the image. It will make your photos far more compositionally interesting, while at the same time guiding the viewer to the most compelling part of your picture.

Take a picture of landscape

Tip 3: Keeping the focus on Eyes

When looking at photos of humans and animals, our eyes will always follow the Eye-Face-Body rule. So when taking pictures of people, put your subject where horizontal and vertical lines of your iPhone’s grid intersect.

Take pictures of people