Simply expressed, the composition of a photograph refers to the arrangement of the elements within the frame. It all comes down to composition, specifically where they are positioned in the camera and how they relate to the surrounding elements.
Provide Clearance for Moving Objects
When taking pictures of people, aircraft, trains, or vehicles in motion, it’s best to frame the shot such that they’re headed somewhere. When an object disappears out of view, it begs the question, “Where did it go?” By arranging a shot so that its subject moves into the frame, the photographer is able to convey action and narrative.
Shots in a Frame
Photos with frames have more impact and tell a more compelling tale. The view from a lighthouse’s observation deck or through the gaps in a forest’s towering trees conveys more than merely the scene outside the window. Garden arches frame picturesque flower beds, and magnificent brick gates, frame the view of a faraway home.
Learning how to compose photographs is an activity in itself. These suggestions and methods are just the beginning. There is more to learn and consider, but you should now have a good grasp of the essentials. Mastery of any creative form requires extensive practice.