Creative Photography Composition Techniques and Tips


Incredible Photography Ideas

Photography itself is the polished outcome of superior creativity blended with the right balance of perfection. You are reading this article because you are looking for some great photography ideas. Yes, you are at the right spot, here you will explore some of the basic and advanced ideas that would definitely trigger the photographer in you. Here you will deal with different levels of ideas, so that spending a specific period of time to analyze each idea and applying each one of them would be the cornerstone of developing amazing photographs.

“Creative vision” is your base line for extensive imagination. You can closely observe and interpret the background and foreground, apply certain distinctive elements of mathematics and science so that you can gradually develop the creative vision. If your photograph can induce interest and surprise, you succeeded in what you did.

You can definitely take inspiration from other successful photographers, but beware that you don’t copy their works. Your photographs must be the unique reflection of your mind and you can succeed only if you develop your own skills rather than merely copying someone’s style. Check out the following ideas and develop your unique style.

Photography  Composition Techniques


Drawing the right “mood” in a photograph is a powerful tool to communicate a specific emotion. If you can create the desired mood in your photograph, you can draw the clear attention of the viewer. Even though there are many different ways to create mood in an image, the most widely used ones are light and weather.

  • Light

  Light plays a prominent role in deciding the mood of an image. Different patterns of light can create different moods. The unsaturated colors and higher contrast of the middle day light often creates a harsh mood. Most of the photographers try to get some inviting mood and this is especially possible by utilizing the magical light (the hour before and after sunset). This unique timing helps to create romantic or warm feel to a photograph with diffusing and saturated light.

  • Weather

Inclement weather helps to create outstanding feel and mood to the image. You can capture moody photographs just by carefully inspecting the weather and making best use of changing weather periods. The dramatic clouds that appear soon after or before storms works well for this and if you are looking for mystique images, you can try foggy or misty days.


Careful selection of light and weather would be the primary elements that decide the mood of your photograph.

Frame your Photographs

You can add interest to your photograph and draw attention to the focus point by incorporating an internal frame into your image composition. It is very effective to place a frame around the center of focus of an image to add depth. A frame usually serves a multitude of purposes:

  • Depth – If used correctly, it can draw the attention of the viewer to a particular point of the image. It often gives a perception to the viewers that they are viewing a two-dimensional image.
  • Brings a sense of containment and organization to the image. It is true that this idea won’t work with every shot, but it can be quite helpful to add context to a shot.
  • It can take different forms- a window, an overhanging tree, bridge, or even a body part of another person. Look for the different frames around you whenever you are out with camera. You may find great opportunities to take framed photographs.

Let’s check few examples of framing technique in photography:

Photo by David
photo by Frederic Poirot
Photo By Steve Evans



It is the style that creates a dramatic modeling of the scene by combining low key and high contrast in a specific way. In this technique, light is positioned in such a way that only certain specific portions of the image are illuminated. The center of interest is illuminated while the other parts of the image fall into shadow. The higher tonal contrast creates a feeling of depth making it a special creation.

“Low key and mood” are the next vital elements of chiaroscuro technique. Low key implies that majority of the image is made of dark tones except the center of interest. This technique is generally used to bring a specific mood to the image. It can be a bit challenging to create chiaroscuro photographs outdoors with the help of natural light. When you prefer indoor shooting, the light through a single window may be used for getting the desired effect on the object.

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photo by Fred Dawson
photo by Malina Stanczak
photo by Riccardo De Martini
photo by seikoesquepayne

Color in Black and White Technique

This technique can be used if the focus of interest is in color while rest of the image is maintained black and white. This technique can be carried out by using certain image editing tools so that the real image is placed on the background layer. Now you can create successive neutral layers over this. You don’t have to take new images to try this technique as you can definitely use your existing images to try this one.

Other than these techniques, you have to keep an eye on the balance of the image. Managed contrast level between the colors makes the image more interesting and the right tonal contrast is the key element to achieve perfection. Although it is not desirable to create only harmonic images, sometimes you may deliberately include tension in an image. Unequal visual weight and curves are the most important parts of tension.

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Paying attention to finest details result in perfect photographs, whatever you learn apply it so that you manage to understand and analyze this art yourself. You can master the art of photography only with dedication and perfect skills.

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