Creative photography: how to think beyond the obvious with composition

Creative photography: simple ways to think beyond the obvious with your compositions

How to break free from your rut for more creative photography

How to break free from your rut for more creative photography: explore all possibilities

Explore every possibility
It’s easy to revert to tried-and-tested ways of composing a shot, but sometimes it’s good to try something different. Try shooting the same subject using different compositions, angles and lenses. Don’t walk away until you’ve explored every possibility.

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How to break free from your rut for more creative photography: unconventional compositions

Compose unconventionally
Placing the subject in the centre works well with subjects that have some form of symmetry. Also, ignore the rule of thirds and place the main focal point in the extremes of the frame, with lots of empty space to add emphasis.

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How to break free from your rut for more creative photography: unconventional compositions

Change the perspective
Most people shoot from a standing position. To add interest to your images, try shooting from low perspectives to exaggerate foregrounds and height. Alternatively, shoot from an elevated position, looking down on the subject for a more abstract approach.

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