In the age of Instagram, and social media sharing, how do you make images for your online business stand out and tell a story worth sharing?
Using photos from Steve McCurry, the lensman behind National Geographic’s iconic “Afghan Girl” cover, this video covers 9 photo composition tips that you can apply to your photography. Of course rules can be broken depending on the circumstances, but using these 9 photo composition tips will give you a head start and guidelines when planing out your next photo shoot.
- Rule of thirds: Place points of interest on intersections and important elements along the lines.
- Leading guides: Use natural lines to lead the eye into the picture
- Diagonals: Diagonal lines create great improvement
- Framing: Use natural frames like windows and doors
- Figure to ground: Find a contrast between subject and background
- Fill the frame: Get close to your subjects
- Center dominant eye: Place the dominant eye in the center of the photo
- Patterns and repetition: Patterns are aesthetically pleasing, especially when you use pattern interrupt
- Symmetry: Symmetry is pleasing to the eye
Have you applied any of these photo composition tips in your photos?