Practical Golden Triangle composition tips when shooting street photography:

1. Photograph someone as they’re exiting your frame

2. Place your subject in the far left or the far right of the frame

3. Practice shooting a shadow selfie of yourself

4. Tilt your camera and shoot from a low angle with a wide-angle lens (like a 28mm)

5. Try putting the Golden triangle composition on your photos after the fact

You won’t always think about the Golden triangle composition while you’re shooting. Practice sketching it on your photo after the fact (when you’re at home) to better analyze your own compositions!

6. Practice on your loved ones

7. Negative space

Put your subject off-center, and get more black or negative space in your photo!

Composition 101

Master composition for yourself:

Photography Composition Tips

Color Theory

Color wheel theory: Dynamic tension between opposing colors. Image from CREATIVE EVERY DAY

Learn From the Masters of Composition

Sergio Larrain Compositions

Dynamic Photography Composition 101


Painting Compositions


Dynamic Photography Composition Tips

Chiaroscuro. DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADOW. Hanoi, 2016 by ERIC KIM

Composition Theory

Dynamic low angle composition. Tokyo, 2011 by ERIC KIM

Take your composition to the next level:

Street Photography Composition 101

DYNAMIC REFLECTIONS. Man and three reflections by ERIC KIM

For distilled lessons on composition, read the free ebook: “The Street Photography Composition Manual.”

Further articles to improve your compositions in photography:

Composition Theory

Woman and door. Chiaroscuro. DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADOW. Hanoi, 2016 by ERIC KIM

Learn compositional theory:

Compositional lessons from the masters of art

Composition lectures

Composition pictures/grids

Golden Diagonal Composition

Golden Diagonal Composition / Kyoto Station, 2018