Here’s a great video on photographic composition, created by COOPH using tips and photographs by award-winning and iconic photojournalist Steve McCurry.
Here are the tips covered in the video:
Rule of Thirds
Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines.
Use natural lines to lead eyes into the picture.
Diagonal lines create great movement.
Use natural frames like windows and doors.
Figure to Ground
Find contrast between subject and background.
Fill the Frame
Get close to your subjects.
Center Dominant Eye
Place the dominant eye in the center of the photo.
Patterns & Repetition
Patterns are aesthetically pleasing. But the best is when the pattern is interrupted.
Symmetry is pleasing to the eye.