4. Line drawing
If there aren’t any lines to hand, why not make your own? You could do it by positioning a piece of driftwood, shifting a few stones, or marking a line in the sand. Here the tracks of a beach buggy strengthen the composition and help to draw the eye towards the pier.
5. Point to a person
Often you’ll see a strong line, but find it doesn’t lead anywhere interesting. Try including a person in the frame, positioned at the perfect point where the lines converge. You could either direct someone into place, or set up the shot and wait for a convenient passer-by.