6 ways to improve your composition

Anyone with more than just a passing interest in photography will have heard of the ‘rules’ of composition, such as the rule of thirds, leading lines and perhaps even the golden ratio. These are useful to remember as they can be used to create images with more impact, but they don’t necessary suit every situation and sticking to them slavishly can stifle creativity.

If you’re lacking inspiration and not sure how to approach a subject in a more original way, here are six ideas that will help you to break free from what you know and end up with more creative compositions.

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.