With more than 100 compositional techniques and tools to choose from, learning how to use composition in your photography can become a rather daunting task. Between figuring out which methods to use and how to use them, it's not uncommon for beginning photographers and advanced photographers alike to feel inundated with options.
As a result, many photographers end up falling into the trap of repetition, reverting to practiced composition techniques that they're already comfortable using. Keep in mind that although practice and repetition can be incredibly beneficial when first learning different composition techniques, overuse of the same composition techniques ultimately will prevent you from growing and learning as a photographer.
That's why I've recently developed a new, comprehensive course on composition with a focus on smartphone photography.
Now available, the 'Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System' simplifies over 100 composition techniques and tools by grouping them into four groups that have become sequential steps.
The 'Photo Composition Stacking: 4-Step System' breaks down the process of composition into the following stages:
1. Prepare and position the camera
2. Position the subject in the frame
3. Position the supporting elements
4. Composition mobile editing tools