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Well, try it The first step is probably to say "try not to put the subject smack in the middle". Where to put it? On a third, or golden cut, or whatever, right? So there is the first rule.
I object! Why can't the subject be in the middle? Because you've learned it shouldn't, of course.
No, not at all. Sometimes things look good in the middle, but often, it just removes any semblance of tension in the photo, leaving it flat. It tends to emphasize the foreground (if there is one) at the cost of the background. Anyway, I would not usually say "don't put things in the middle", but rather show them one of their photos, a similar one of mine (or someone else's who has a better photo) and then ask why the one is better than the other. People tend to come up with ideas when you do that, and if they do, actually I need to say nothing at all, other than "try your ideas".