The Rule of Thirds
“The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section. The main reason for observing the rule of thirds is to discourage placement of the subject at the center, or prevent a horizon from appearing to divide the picture in half. ”
Fill the Frame
Don’t have the subjects of your photo miles away. Zoom in – fill the photo with foreground, objects etc.
Not loads of background.
Editing in Photoshop
Healing Tool – Switch to ‘Replace Mode’ in the drop down menu at the top to complete erase an item
Adjusting Colours & Vibrancy
Use the Adjustments Window to alter Colours
Use the Burn and Dodge tool to lighten or darken – useful for backgrounds