Composition is one of the hardest things to master in photography. Part of what makes it so difficult is that it’s hard to move objects around until they result in a powerful composition (Like when you wish a building wasn’t in the background of your shot for example). Computer Graphics artists don’t have that same limitation. Everything in the scene is something they put there, and as a result they can manipulate the composition in ways that photographers can only dream of.

In this video, Computer Graphics artist¬†Andrew Price¬†demonstrates how to use Contrast, Leading lines, Geometry and Focal Elements¬†to create strong compositions. It’s set up for CG artists, but the same ideas and rules apply to Photographers, or really anyone working in visual arts.