Now that just about everyone takes pictures and shares them, this book Picture Perfect Social Media:
A Handbook for Styling Perfect Photos for Posting, Blogging, and Sharing is the perfect source for ideas and techniques for taking creative and inspiring photos. These two compositions really caught my eye. I don't think I have ever considered the lines in a photo or using them as part of my composition. I am definitely going to try it! The second composition, symmetry and having the people little in a big background is one of my faves!
Click on this page from Picture Perfect Social Media to enlarge and read about using leading lines in your photo composition and symmetry.
More about the Quarry book:
No matter how you choose to share your pictures whether through Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, or blogging having great images is an essential way to connect with people worldwide and get noticed on the social media scene. Picture Perfect Social Media gives you the skills you need to stand out, proving you don't need a professional stylist or photographer to create and share stunning images.
Picture Perfect Social Media is a guide to the craft of photography, designed to help improve your images no matter what your choice of subject from culinary adventures in your kitchen, to that once-in-a-lifetime trek through the Andes or your passion for fashion and design regardless of what equipment you have at your disposal, whether a smartphone or a DSLR.
Packed full of essential, practical advice as well as stunning visual inspiration, Picture Perfect Social Media is the perfect resource for any social media savant looking to improve his or her photography skills and share visually exciting images. What's more, it also features valuable advice form prominent, international lifestyle bloggers, giving you a helpful insight into their working methods as well as plenty of tips from the pros.
Jennifer Young is a lifestyle, portrait, and travel photographer and blogger working out of Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo, California. A self taught photographer, and author of I Art U, Jennifer blogs about a number of subjects including travel and food. Jennifer's work can be seen in notable sites, blogs, and magazines such as Apartment Therapy, TRENDLAND, Houzz, Martha Stewart Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, A Beautiful Mess, and Los Angeles Magazine.