Essential question: What are the specific elements of a good photo?
Sometimes, it is a just a case of right time, right place and an interesting or beautiful photo is made. Knowing a bit about photo composition though can help you to find a good shot or choose from your photos once you have finished shooting.
Taking a good photo requires a list of ingredients – or in other words, a composition.
The following points are good to remember:
– What are the main figures or objects?
– How is the photo framed?
– Where are they located? Foreground? Background? Centred?
– What kind of emotional impact does the photo have?
– How does it make you feel?
– Is there humour?
– Is there movement? What is moving?
– How does your eye move through the photo?
– What story is the photo telling?
– Is that story interesting to you?
Here is a guide from National Geographic to give you some more detail.
Courtesy: Ray Collins.