In a previous challenges we played with several elements of composition, like lead lines. Lead lines are dramatic elements that help to pull your gaze toward another element in your frame. We’ve also played with balance, which is evenly dispersing those elements. There was also pattern, which are recurring elements. All these things work together. Dramatic tension is where we play with these elements and start working on telling a story.
Lead lines are your friend
Often the quickest way to create dramatic tension is to break a pattern. Dramatic tension is starting to pull a story from your shot. Play around and revisit some of our past challenges if you’re in need to ideas. And remember, stay creative.