Incorporate things like roads, streams, shorelines, railway lines, or even railings, into your images. These are referred to as lead lines and are a great way to capture the way that a viewer is going to look at your photo. They will lead your viewer's eyes through the scenes of your photos.
Use speed when capturing your pictures. If you take too long, the subject could move, the sun could move behind a cloud or it could start raining. Anything could happen, so don't delay. A camera which allows you to make quick photos will give you the best results.
In most portrait photos, the subject's eyes look directly into the camera. Have your subject express a variety of emotions to capture a unique photograph. You could also try to have the people in the picture look at something in the frame.
Alyssa Reader, 24, is the assistant to Amy Astley, the editor in chief at Teen Vogue. This peek into the life of an assistant to an established editor in chief shines …