It's not the best example but I was trying to use the pipe fence to direct the attention to the husband. Does my explanation make sense?
As for the rule of thirds, Ivoryhut posted on the Pioneer Woman about the rule of thirds. The post is named Basic Micro Tips. She discusses the rule of thirds under #3. Off Center is your friend. Basically, what the rule of thirds states is that your eye tends to focus on certain areas of a photograph so place your subject in those areas. She has a graph to show you where those areas are. Hopefully, it will make sense to ya cause Lord knows I probably don't!
Last night, we discussed workflow. It was kinda boring. He just reiterated over and over that you need to back up everything so you don't lose all your work. Nothing too interesting or awe inspiring.
This week's assignment: Portrait. I'm kinda dreading this one. I don't like posed pictures, I'm more of a spontaneous kinda picture taker. I asked if it had to be a person, since I'm not real good with people. The instructor said no, it could be an animal. Let's see what I come up with.