I love taking wide-angle photos of people with my ultra-wide angle zoom lens on my travels (11-16mm Tokina) as I get to closely interact with my subjects. I try to shoot photos where there is some movement or tension. However, when I get back home and view them, I find that very few have a good dynamic composition. The composition is usually very central, static, there is nothing interesting going on at the edges, and the background is sometimes cluttered. Two examples below:
Additionally interesting objects in the background tend to be too small when viewed on the computer screen. I have seen many amazing dynamic photojournalistic photos done with the 16-24mm focal lengths on a full frame, but I cannot achieve that in my photos. What "3 steps" can I take to achieve more dynamic and expressive composition in my wide angle travel shots?
The thread What makes a strong wide-angle composition? does not address specifically address creating dynamic composition in wide angle photographs and therefore does not resolve my problem.