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.