Tips to keep your compositions fresh.
Try out different lenses.
Focal length has a huge impact on how your photos turn out. Wide-angle lenses or fish-eye lenses can capture sweeping scenes in their entirety, while a telephoto lens can compress an image and make the background appear larger. If you want a way to quickly transform a scene, switch out your lens and see it from a different perspective immediately.
Experiment with forced perspective.
The forced perspective photography technique is an optical illusion that challenges your sense of scale by distorting the relative size of objects. If you’ve ever seen a photo in which someone appears to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa or stand side by side with the Eiffel Tower, you’ve seen forced perspective at work. To do this in your photos, place large objects in the background and small objects in the foreground and watch as the relative distance of these objects plays tricks on your eyes.
Start with a prime lens.
A prime lens is one that has a fixed focal length. The lack of zoom will force you to move around rather than simply relying on the lens to work for you. If you’re used to zoom lenses, having only one focal length to work with can be a bit of an adjustment. But prime lenses also eliminate the need to choose a focal length. You might even find that the simplicity of a prime lens keeps you in the creative zone and makes you a more deliberate photographer.
Correct perspective in post with Adobe.
Use Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Lightroom to correct perspective in your photos. If you photograph architecture, you might find that tall buildings and objects with straight lines tend to get distorted. You can use the Perspective Warp tool in Photoshop to restore parallel lines or the Geometry panel in Lightroom to correct perspective automatically.
You also communicate your perspective as a photographer in how you edit. Did you see the scene as a moody black-and-white photo or did you visualise your image in bright colours with lots of contrast? The choices you make as you edit can bring your photographic vision to life and they can be a fun part of the photography process itself, so don’t skimp on post-production.