10 Composition Tips for Street Photography

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Composing a photo for street photography can be a little intimidating. Luckily, there are tried-and-true techniques you can use to make street photography less daunting. If you’re just starting out, or looking to brush up on your skills, studying photography composition techniques is a must.

Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is one of the most commonly used composition guidelines in photography. This rule exploits the human eye’s natural tenancy to gravitate to a certain area.

By mentally breaking an image down into parts, you’ll become much more aware of subject placement. This will allow you to take control of the focal points in an image.

To apply the rule of thirds, imagine you’re dividing the image you see through your viewfinder into three rows and three columns, or nine equal parts. The inner intersections of the grid shows the four points that a viewer’s eye tends to seek out.

Placing points of interest at the intersecting points creates balance and maximises viewer impact.

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