1. When shooting
Portraits, alter you viewpoint and either get up higher and shoot down or lower
and shoot up. Try direct eye contact and then have the subject look outside the
field of the camera or inside the camera field. Try props or candid poses often
during action such as with jumping or in an activity. Add light Painting.
2. Lighting is the key
to compositing. This will make the selections easier and the composite look
real. The lighting on the subject and on the composite needs to match. Another
trick - don't include the feet if possible. Plan ahead.
3. Simple compositions are
often best. Clean and pure. Follows my photo motto: Simplify.
4. Foreground elements help to
balance a composition. Choose them wisely. Use leading lines to draw the eye
into the photo.
Or just look for patterns and
5. Location, location,
location. True in photography as it is in real estate. Choose a great location
and a landmark of that location to be the key focus. This is an infra red
pannoramic shot vertically at Pepsico in New York.