Whenever I'm shooting candid work, whether they are photographs on the street or personal moments from a family event, I always try to find some visual movement in my images. This doesn't mean that your subject has to be in motion, but rather, the design elements within your composition move the viewer's eye around the frame. For example, in the image below, notice how I'm using the arms and hands of my subjects to move the viewer around the composition. This technique helps breath life into your pictures and, at the same time, tells a story. For more tips and techniques, click here.
In the photograph below, taken at Washington Park in Albany, NY (1998), notice how I"m using subject gazing direction to move the viewer around the frame.