Photography is an art, and by definition art is subjective. With that being said, there are many "rules" that can help your mind's eye focus. Truly, there are no steadfast rules in any art - they're really just guidelines, and you'll have to figure out for yourself when they should apply, and in what combination. This beginner’s guide will be split into three parts, and the overall goal is to provide a strong foundation for photographers unfamiliar with these so called rules of photographic composition (what makes up a photograph). To understand what makes ‘good’ photographs, it’s important to understand the elements that work together [hopefully] to form the big picture.