Compose your Pattern
© Russ Burden
When approaching a potential subject, look for an area that’s clean and has strong lines. Target this portion and begin to work it into a composition. Look for a prominent focal point and place it in the rule of thirds. Arrange the elements so lines lead the eye to the key part of the image. As a rule of thumb, try to have the eye enter from the lower left and be lead up and into the picture. This creates a smooth transition as the viewer explores the photograph.