A work of art
The successful arrangement of parts within the frame
The combining of elements to create a unified piece of artwork
Place objects directly in the center
Place objects where the grid lines intersect
Place horizon lines on the grid lines
Make sure there is something interesting in every frame
Zoom in on your subject
Photographs are planned, and snapshots are not.
Photographs use the rule of thirds, and snapshots do not.
Snapshots are merely recordings of memory, and photographs are artistic interpretations of objects, places or events.
Snapshots do not include the entire subject within the frame, and photographs do.
Empty space that does not do anything
Add interesting objects to the photo
Get in close to the subject
Edit it on the computer
To avoid tilting the camera
To make sure objects are included completely
To make sure nothing is in the far edges of the frame, which can be distracting
Editing the image
Zooming in on the subject
Including an environment