It was at the Maine Photographic Workshops that I “got” it about composition. My vision got a tune-up there.
I had written about The Rule of Three in writing. Well, in composition there’s The Rule of Thirds (explained quite well at betterphoto.com. It works in painting as well as photography. Think of a grid of three across and three down, creating nine rectangles. Place your subject where any of the lines cross. See the grid.