My most successful photos deliver a clear message and are supported by clean and simple design elements that complement one another and emphasize the photo’s content and authenticity.
Photos capturing strong and relatable personal significance are ranked high, as are photos that are witty and a bit ironic, conveying the importance of a certain setting or people while also communicating situational humor.
Content generally triumphs style, as there are certain photos that are more proportional, in focus, etc. that were not as well-received as my top photos. However, my lower-ranked photos are over-edited and serve as lessons in what to avoid, including over-sharpening and adding color tints. These elements are visually unappealing and detract from the photo’s overall quality.