- SHOOT IN MULTIPLES. Get multiple examples of your subject and arrange them to form a mosaic. If you're having trouble with a single object, gather a dozen of them—as Feinberg did for the blue shoes on page 56.
- GROUP PROPS. Surround your subject with objects or props that can be arrayed in a pattern. The pattern can add visual interest, structure, rhythm, and can be used as a framing device.
- SIMPLIFY BACKGROUNDS. Work with white or black backgrounds for simplicity's sake. If opting for a color, use tones that closely match or strongly contrast with your subject's hue.
- FIND UNUSUAL ANGLES. Arrange or present common objects in ways that are different from the ways we see them in everyday life. This forces the viewer to consider their shape and design, as opposed to their purpose or function.
- USE THEMES. For a series of images, create an organizing theme that runs through and links all your shots.