Composition is an essential part of any kind of photography. It is something many photographers struggle with, so why not do something about it?
In my latest video, I share a simple five-step guide on how to master composition in landscape photography. Even though I come from the field of landscape photography, these tips can be used in a wide range of photography fields.
The first and most important step in any thoughts about your composition is to know what your subject is. What are you taking a photo of? It sounds simple, but it is something I often see many photographers struggle with. I most often see two scenarios. Either there is no subject or there are many subjects that end up competing for attention. You can, of course, make powerful and fantastic photos without subjects or a clear focal point, but in the video, I stick to one or several.
The second step is to be aware of your surroundings. If your subject or focal point is an actor on a stage, you must ask yourself what that stage looks like. What secondary subjects, foregrounds, juxtapositions, etc. do you include to support your main subject? Even the most boring and sad tree can be the lead actor in your composition if the stage is right.
Check out the video above to see all five steps, and let me hear your thoughts below.