There are so many things to say about composition. One thing that I like to use is what’s usually called “negative space”. This can be achieved by many different approaches, but the simplest way to explain it is when your subject take up a relatively small part of the portrait and is looking either into or away from that large more or less empty area of the photo. Depending on how you use it, it can add both drama and emotion to your portrait, and make it a lot more interesting and eyecatching than the ordinary portrait shot. You will find several examples on the use of negative space in my albums.