Develop the flow through the composition
Using the grid, I can quickly add in the Imperial shuttle and start balancing the composition and energy flow (indicated by the red arrows). For this shot, the most important element is the shuttle and how we first see it. Because it’s a “discovery” shot, I place the camera mid-distance, as if we’re just seeing this shuttle for the first time. I also place the camera low to the ground to simulate human height. A bit of three-point perspective adds to the sense of scale.