Photo Composition for Better Photography
Notes from the Web



The subject ( main object, idea, thought, or theme) is the dominant consideration in ny photograph. Even a landscape scene has a subject (itself).


Determining the subject involves:

  • Exploring the place you want to capture during long or repeated visits
  • Knowing what interests you about a place or scene.
  • Establishing a rapport with the subject through research or familiarity


Selecting the subject is based on various factors

  • Impact
  • Interest Value
  • Emotional Value
  • Esthetics
  • Originality


Thus a subject should create a strong center of interest within the composition.