Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or Google+, Social media remains flooded with millions of images. Getting yours to stand out in the crowd will take skill and strategy. One way
to help boost your Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr & Tublr posts amidst everyone else’s is to create more dynamic images. Your images will have more visual impact by utilizing composition theory and elements to your advantage. For instance, by simply adjusting your optics you can take advantage of your camera angle and create stronger, more impactful leading lines. Use roadways, paths, walkways, walls, fences to creating leading lines. Use them to point/lead your eye to your subject/motif. You should also give shooting either above or below your subject at try. Do keep in mind how the camera angle will affect your subject if the subject is a person (a persons head is going to be large and their body small if you shoot from above and vice versa if you shoot from below).
Like everything else in life, its all about the choices we make. So make a conscious effort to forgo the visually mundane and the straight on shots (square and perpendicular are boring and static) by creating more impact by re-positioning your lens to various angles and you will discover that images become visually more striking than your standard snaps.
In the world of social media, your images/photographs define you! It’s time to take control of your images! Don’t just take a photo, craft a compelling image with use of composition theory. You can learn more about composition basics at Larmon University. LarmonU periodically offers a Basic Composition Theory class (Next Class is scheduled for November 16th at 7pm) where you will learn how your eye reads and image, understand the Rule of Thirds, and use the elements of composition to create images with more visual impact.