Take three photos each of the following composition techniques- at eye level, kneeling down, and worm’s eye view.
If you’re in a shady spot and the shutter speed goes down to 1/30th of a second or slower, either find something to put the camera on to stabilize it (like a bench), or bring the aperture to f/11.
- Leading line- something (like a path etc) leads your eye through the frame. Make sure it’s the most prominent thing in the photo.
- Symmetrical Balance (fully balanced on left and right side, like a butterfly)
- Rule of thirds- subject in third quadrant of photo (like you folded a sheet in thirds and the subject is in the far left or right fold)
- Framing- something “frames” the subject like a gazebo or looking through something to photograph the subject.
- Crop- something close up- zoom in or get close (but not too close you can’t focus!)
BE SURE with all photographs you are taking, that you are looking at all edges of the frame within the viewfinder before taking the shot.
Make sure you’re not getting extemporaneous objects within the background (like, a car or garbage can etc) and really take the time to compose your photographs.
Make sure there’s a variety of places you are taking your photographs and that the composition is very clear!