Street Photography – Advanced Composition Techniques, Part 4 – Intrigue

The word “Intrigue” means

verb (used with object)** dictionary.com

1. to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, orotherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal stronglyto; captivate: The plan intrigues me, but I wonder if it willwork.

2. to achieve or earn by appealing to another’s curiosity, fancy,or interest: to intrigue one’s way into another’s notice.

3. to draw or capture: Her interest was intrigued by the strange symbol.


The movie and fiction world have used this technique to keep their audience rooted in their seats. It keeps the audience in suspense…..and curious, wanting to know the ending. This technique can also be used by photographers. However, it is easier said than done. Acknowledging this input is one thing but putting it into practice is another.

However, if you keep this technique in your mind’s eye, you may have an advantage of shooting it when the opportunity arises.

A photo taken by Tungtong

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