Today Everyday Elements posted a link to Photographymad's tutorial on the top 10 photography composition rules. I work with people often trying to create beautiful scrapbook layouts while working with photos they are not happy with. Poor composition is often the culprit. Taking a quick shot of that beautiful smiling child without being aware of the distracting background is pretty common. Understanding how to adjust the depth of field so as to blur the background is one answer. Sometimes just moving a few inches or shooting from a different angle will solve the problem.
The rules used for photography composition also apply to create visually appealing scrapbook pages.
Take a minute to study these beautiful photo examples of effective composition.