Tilt the camera sideways. The photo on the right is less flat and shows more of the sky, but still allows all three layers (hedge, trees, sky) to be seen. Also, try photographing side on from an angle, instead of front on, to create depth in your photos.
Move the camera around to best capture the subject and get more background in so it looks as though the background extends further than what it does. Left photo - get down low to create height. Middle photo - take from up high to show different angles. Right photo - 'off set' the subject to create interest, don't always place it in the middle. Off setting can actually make the subject stand out more than if it were in the middle, if it is done right.
Crop with the intention to change the mood or to convey a message. In this instance, the photo on the left gives the sense of long rolls of fabric and shows more of the continued pattern, hence giving more detailed information about the product type. However, the photo on the right gives a sense of having a tall, thick, abundant stash of fabric. This is a fairly simple example, but it can be used more effectively in different situations.
Crop to draw attention to certain parts of the photo. In the photo on the left, your eyes are drawn more to what the girl may be looking towards, whilst in the photo on the right, your eyes are drawn more towards the placement of her hands and what is in her lap.
Crop out some of the subject and place it so that it is not centred. Often your eyes find it easier to look at something off to the side rather than something in the middle. With the photo on the left, you look at the subject then scan the background. This is the last thing that your eye sees and seeing as there is a fair bit of background to look at, this is the last impression you take away from this photo. In the photo on the right, you see the background and subject at the same time, as their ratio is more balanced. You don''t need to scan the background.
I hope that you can use some of these tips and keep on playing and experimenting with your photo taking!
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