Professional Photographers in Philadelphia who specialize in real estate photography understand the importance of composition in a shot. How you compose the shot will depend on a number of different factors but there are some general points the photographer should bear in mind. If your camera allows it, superimposing a grid of thirds over an image can help the (as yet) untrained eye to position objects of interest in the best locations within a shot. Getting these objects at or near the intersection of the grid lines is a great way to go. Apart from the rule of thirds, as the above practice is known, there is also the effect of balancing elements within the photo. The centerpiece of a picture does not need to be in its center. Placing it off-center makes the image more interesting but can also have the undesired effect of creating empty space on the other side of the photo. This is where balancing comes in. Having an object with less visual impact on the “empty” side of the photo does not detract from the main attraction, it simply balances it out – our eyes love that! Another helpful tip many Professional Photographers in Philadelphia would share is to look for symmetry, then break it up a bit. Many manmade structures display symmetry in their design and even in nature you can find examples of symmetry if you look closely enough. Adding an object to the scene or removing something from it can help. Possibly helpful, too, is changing the height or angle from which you are shooting. The above photo, by the way, is the spa treatment room at The Monte Carlo Club on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The issue of perfect symmetry in this shot is somewhat averted by the two small wall fixtures, the natural differences in the sticks lining the walls and the slight tilt of the camera.