In photography, composition is all about best communicating to the viewer your story. Good Composition is when the story is conveyed to the viewer exactly the way it was intended to be. On the other hand, bad composition is when the eyes are wondering all over the image trying to understand what is going on in the picture.
Some of the basic general guidelines of good photography composition are:
- Exploring the subject or scene in order to take the best shot. Learning whether to take the shot in portrait or landscape view.
- Rule of Thirds
- Point of View (seeing differently)
- Simplicity (keeping your message simple)
I have a tendency to keep my shots as simple as possible. I call it minimalistic photography and is part of exploring the technique of good composition. Below are two shots following this composition technique.