Photo composition tips, how to search out new views of familiar scenes ...

KATHRINE ANKER, DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD:

"These days, much of what you might want to take pictures of has probably been photographed countless times before. To avoid shooting the same photo as everyone else out there, you need to try to find a fresh perspective.

"As photographers, most of us see the ‘obvious’ way to shoot a subject instantly, but there is always another way to shoot anything. We don’t mean simply taking a step to the left or right and looking again, though that would technically give you a different view; here we are aiming to find something completely new.

"With some subjects you can get a variety of angles, but you can also try moving closer to achieve greater detail and reveal something new. You can even shoot the same angle, but add a creative twist.

"What we’re trying to do in this tutorial is to discover an original perspective on something that lots of people have photographed before. Mastering this skill will enhance your photography greatly; no matter what you’re shooting, thinking about new viewpoints and creative compositions is fundamental to photography."

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