- Ask yourself questions when photographing, and bring along a notebook to record your ideas.
- Capture an image with conflicting emotion from at least two different subjects.
- Build relationships between the subjects, whether they are both human or not.
- Isolate your subject. You should follow the rule of thirds and keep it at one or two subjects if you're a beginner.
- Incorporate the basics of color theory to determine which colors blend well.
- Capture a candid image at just the right second.
This is a photo I took of my two sisters, Missi and Jenny, with Missi's pug. I think this photo tells a compelling narrative because it builds a relationship with the subjects (Missi eyeing Jenny eyeing pug), as well as conflicting emotion (Missi annoyed with Jenny because she is having fun mocking the pug).