In this Macphun original video, watch as professional photographer and photo educator Richard Harrington shares simple rules of composition and demonstrates the significance it serves in photography. Composition, as he says, is a visual language and can completely alter the tone and feel of the image. Of course, in all things creative — rules can and should be broken. Use these rules as guidelines to help you find a shot and fine tune your style. When shooting in the world, subjects, locations and an open mind will all help. In this video, Richard explores 6 common approaches to composition and discusses their impact.