Just because you have tons of layers , did subframing or used any other technique doesn’t guarantee you’ll have a great photo. Your photograph needs to be interesting . In other words , techniques are nice to play with , but they serve a purpose , they serve the story .
So what makes a photo interesting?
Photography doesn’t have a success formula ,but you need to have an evoking element in it , something that will affect your viewer emotionally , so how do we do that ?
Gesture refers to the body language or movement of the subject being photographed. It can convey emotion, personality, and intention, and can be used to add interest or storytelling to a photograph. Examples of gesture in photography include a smile, a wave, a hand gesture, a facial expression, or a posture.
Moment An interesting street photograph often captures a candid moment that tells a story or evokes an emotion. It can be a fleeting moment that might not be noticed by others, but the photographer was able to capture it through their lens.
Having a hero in your photograph
A good street photograph usually has a strong subject (Hero) that is the focal point of the image, but also captures the surrounding environment and context.
We can play with the various techniques , but what we truly need to learn is how to be emphatic, how to see emotions and moments , and how to connect things together in a frame .
You need to learn how to use humor
Humor can add a unique touch to photography, making it more engaging and interesting for viewers. A well-placed juxtaposition, or humorous element can bring a smile to someone’s face and make them feel connected to the image in a personal way.
You need to learn to see contrast in things.
Like having a woman with a short red dress, surrounded by traditional dressed ones. That would be a tradition and modern contrast . You can find contrast in many things like old and young, tall and short, colorful and monochrome , and many more.
But mostly you need to keep an open mind and not bind yourself with prejudice about how exactly things should be . Let the photography be your tool of self expression , don’t put in to different conditioning.