Standing at North Avenue Beach on our photo walk in January, I’m thinking to myself, “We are all standing in the same place shooting toward the same set of buildings. How do I make something different than everyone else.” Over the next week or so, I’m going to share some of my favorite ways of getting a final image that is different than the one taken by the person you’re standing next to.

On our photo walk, I framed this shot to accentuate the shapes and lines rather than the subjects. The image is more about the shape of the space between the buildings than the buildings themselves. Look for interesting shapes, patterns, and leading lines in your subject to go way beyond what the person next to you has.