2) Use the rule of thirds :
If the center of
interest is in the the dead center of the frame, or a horizon line cuts it in
half, the composition is said to be static. It gives the viewer's eye no
compelling reason to explore what is in the rest of the frame.
Instead divide your picture area into
thirds, both vertically and horizontally, with imaginary lines. If you then
place your center of interest at one of the four points the lines intersect you
will have a much more ascetically pleasing composition.
The viewer is attracted to the bright beach area, then notices the boat and
its trailing wake. The position of the boat near the beach was intentional to
ensure there was only one center of interest. If the boat was further out into the water it would
compete for attention with the light beach area.
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