Rule of Thirds

How To : Compose a shot with the "rule of thirds"

In this clip, learn how to harness the Rule of Thirds when shooting video. The Rule of Thirds is a concept that consists of splitting a shot into thirds and keeping your subject out of the center of the shot. This adds a more interesting and realistic aspect to your filmmaking ...more

How To : Use the rule of thirds with digital cameras

You can get more interesting photos by using the "rule of thirds" technique. Watch this photography video tutorial to learn how to use the rule of thirds in your pictures. Taking better and more interesting will be easy once you've mastered the technique in this how-to video.

How To : Apply "The Rule of Thirds" when shooting videos

Israel Hyman is a weekend videographer headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. Here he demonstrates “The Rule of Thirds” to help you make your own home videos look better. The Rule of Thirds is a principle of cinematography that can make all your imagery look better, whether you’re wo ...more

How To : Take Better Photos with Your Phone

It's truly amazing how far smartphone camera hardware has come in such a short period of time. It took roughly 5 years to advance the image processing capabilities from a pixelated mess to the crisp and clear photos we can take today. This reaches well beyond the megapixel spe ...more

How To : The Best Video Recording Apps for Your iPhone

If you have a modern iPhone, you have an excellent video recorder at your disposal. Every iPhone since the 6S has the ability to shoot in 4K resolution, and each new iteration has brought new capabilities to the table. But even the best mobile shooter can use a little extra he ...more

How To : Shoot like a pro as a newcomer to digital video

Learn the basics of shooting videos in this video. This funny and informative video from Vimeo's excellent Video 101 series of tutorials demonstrates the importance of things like always carrying extra batteries, holding on to the subject for at least 5 seconds, using the rule ...more

How To : Capture the perfect picture using your camera

Want to take the perfect photograph and apply it to your next scrapbooking project? Learn four simple rules of thumb in taking your next photo; Crop out the abstract images, get up close and personal with your object, change the angle and follow the rule of thirds. Don't just ...more

How To : Take a photography portrait

A great photographer is more than a technician, but all great portraits begin with a photographer’s mastery of equipment and technical requirements. Set yourself on the road to greatness by learning the basic components of photographic portraiture. You will need a camera, a te ...more

How To : Frame and compose a shot for film

What makes a good movie good is that it is both aesthetically pleasing and has an interesting point/plot. This video runs you through how to make it visually effective, stressing how you frame and compose a shot. While the Rule of Thirds is forever a great way to make shots in ...more

How To : Plate Food Like a Pro

We are visual animals. So when it comes to food, presentation is everything. In deciding what to eat, certain colors and textures instantly turn us off or on. Think of runny sautéed spinach versus a salad of fresh vibrant spinach. Which one would you reach for first? Restaura ...more

News : 10 Photography Tips for Mastering Your Camera Phone

If you're always taking blurry and underexposed pics with your mobile device, try using some of the tips below to turn your phone into a valuable photography asset. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or even a first-gen camera phone... you can still t ...more

How To : Unlock Your iPhone's Secret Camera Level

One interesting feature hiding inside Apple's stock Camera app is a level that helps you take photos of documents and nicely plated food from a top-down perspective. Unfortunately, you'd never know it was there since it's not enabled by default and there is no obvious setting ...more

How To : The Best Camera Settings to Use on Your Galaxy S9

One of the biggest improvements with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is the redesigned camera, with the latter scoring an impressive 99 overall on DxOMark. But with an abundance of features and enhancements, tweaking the camera's settings for optimal performance can be a little confusin ...more

News : The 5 Best Free Camera Apps for Android

Practically every smartphone comes with a built-in camera app, but these apps are generally created by the device's manufacturer. And let's face it, manufacturers are hardware companies first and foremost, so they don't always produce the best software. Luckily, though, Andro ...more

VSCO 101 : How to Use the Selfie Camera on Your iPhone

If you've spent countless hours scrolling through Instagram feeds full of selfies, then I'm sure you know that some are, well ... better than others. There are so many different things you can do to start taking better selfies to post on social media. One really easy way is to ...more

How To : 13 Tips for Recording Better Videos on Your Galaxy

Smartphones have put an end to camcorders. If you want to capture memorable moments in high quality, look no further than that technological marvel in your pocket. Recent Galaxy phones are shining examples of how far we've come — but the more capable a camera gets, the more co ...more

How To : Solve percent proportions

A percent problem is one in which you are given a quantity and asked to compute the value of a percent of it. You may also be given the whole quantity and a part of it and asked to compute the percentage of the part in the whole. To do these kind of problems you need to use th ...more

How To : Play Killzone 3's Online Multiplayer Mode for PS3

Guerrilla Games' Killzone 3 (PS3) opened strong in its first week, topping the charts as the best-selling game worldwide, as well as in the Americas, beating out Bulletstorm (Xbox 360) and powerhouses like Wii Sports (Wii) and Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360). In its second ...more

How To : Perform a rigged impromptu matchbox game

This trick can be done anytime, anywhere, with one of the easiest props ever: a matchbox. The props couldn't be simpler: just find an empty matchbox that has the same design on both sides. Set it on the table with the inside tray facing up (we'll call that "right side up") an ...more

How To : Apply the fundamental rule of proportions

Learn how to apply the fundamental rule of proportions just follow simple few steps. First step is take two fractions and equate them. For example (Top/Bottom)=(Top/Bottom). Second step is to take left hand side fraction. From the top, multiply with bottom of right hand side ...more

How To : Understand a securitization

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand a securitization. This is a type of structured finance that has three key elements. the first is that there is a pooling of credit sensitive assets. In pooling the assets, you introduce diversification. The second element is to tran ...more

How To : Play Diwaniya, Iraq on Splinter Cell: Conviction

Take a trip into the past as Sam Fisher gets captured by terrorists in the Iraq War. Instead of playing as Sam, you'll be playing the part of Victor Coste — the only man Sam trusts. Find out how Coste saved Fisher's life in this walkthrough for the Diwaniya, Iraq (Mission 4). ...more

How To : Follow three rules to balance chemical equations

In this video, we learn how to follow three rules to balance chemical equations. The first rule is that you need to start by balancing elements that appear in only one reactant and one product. The second rule is that you need to multiply through by common factors. You must re ...more

How To : Understand exponents

To understand how exponents work, you will need to think of simplification. There are ways to simplify equations, and using exponents is one of those ways. 3 x 3 x 3 can be simplified by raising the number 3 to the third power. There are also rules for exponents. There are or ...more

How To : Simplify expressions with different exponents

This video shows the method to simplify expressions with different exponents. The video starts with the explanation of 16 raised to the power 1/4. This can be solved by taking the nth or the 4th root of 16 where n stands for the denominator of the fraction. Then the video expl ...more

How To : Write a haiku

In this video, Robert will teach you how to write a Japanese poem called a haiku. First, you will learn a bit about what a haiku is, as well as its structure. A haiku is a poem with three lines: the first is five syllables long, the second is seven syllables long, and the thir ...more

How To : Describe a linear system without graphing

This tutorial looks at how to describe a linear system without actually graphing it. In order to do that, you will need to convert both equations of a problem into the Y=mx+b format. Once you have done this, you will be analyzing the m and b values. There are a few rules to fo ...more

How To : Organize your closet

To organize the closet you have to start with the donate or keep principle. Start your piles and get rid of the stuff that you no longer need. You can also have a "can't decide" pile that you put somewhere until you decide but the general rule is, if you haven't used it in a y ...more

How To : Solve a sudoku game

Sudoku is a one-rule puzzle game that can be either satisfyingly simple or deceptively difficult. Step 1 Cells where an individual number goes are called squares; squares are then sectioned off in groups of nine to create boxes.They create a three-box-by-three-box grid. Step ...more

How To : Walkthrough & beat Spore's Tribal Stage

With Spore you can nurture your creature through five stages of evolution: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Or if you prefer, spend as much time as you like making creatures, vehicles, buildings and spaceships with Spore’s unique Creator tools. CREATE Your Univ ...more

How To : Play the kid's party game "rock, paper, scissors"

Hello, my name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now let's talk about another common game that you can use at a birthday party. And you may recall this game from youth. Pape ...more

Checkmate and... Checkmate : Bizarre Three-Way Chess Game

In a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, character Sheldon Cooper designed a highly complicated three-person game of chess, with an odd-shaped nonagon board and two new pieces—serpent and old woman. Seemingly pioneering, in truth, three-player chess has been around since th ...more

How To : Play The Card Game "Judgment"

Definition Judgment is a game where you have to predict the number of hands you'll make and try to make those number of hands that you predict. It is a game usually for 3 or more players. Even 2 players can play but then the game won't be that interesting. 5 players can play ...more

How To : Lose baby weight like a celebrity

Sure, they have personal trainers and chefs to help them shed their postpartum pounds. But here are a few of their other secret weapons. Step 1 Keep hard-boiled eggs in your fridge and eat just the white part whenever you’re hungry. This strategy helped Heidi Klum appear on t ...more

How To : Play beach volleyball

Batting a ball back and forth while you're barefoot on the beach is a fun way to get some exercise. Get started with these basic rules. Watch this video to learn how to play beach volleyball. You Will Need * A beach or beach volleyball court * A volleyball * A volleyball net ...more

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