Choosing an interesting composition might be the most underrated of all photography techniques. Here is a tutorial on why changing how you frame your subject can make or break your image.
I say that composition is the most underrated of all techniques because it is the one that I never hear discussion about, especially from amateur photographers. I hear a lot about topics like gear, the exposure triangle, posing, backgrounds, and golden hour. I never hear photographers interested in learning more about composition, which is a shame, because I believe that it has as much to do with creating a great photo as any of the topics above. In the video above, you will see proof of how a composition can change an image.
Wayne Dyer said: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This video from Mike Browne is an excellent visual tutorial based on this statement. Here, Browne selects several potential photos and uses different compositions for each one to show why composition matters.
I also want to add that if this is a skill you want to improve in, one easy trick is to not shoot at eye level. You've got to break away from how everyone typically sees things. If you want to be different, try getting lower or getting higher. If your subject is small, don’t shoot down on it. Try squatting down to its level and get a different perspective than most people have. What about you? What other composition tips have changed your photography?