Everything in a photograph either works for the image or against the image; even the details have no neutral content. Compose with only relevant content that adds to your story, crop out all irrelevant content that detracts. Composition is visual ‘Jango’ – just before the story fails; the composition is too minimal by not having enough relevant content to convey your story, is the most efficient composition to communicate your idea with speed and clarity.
Creating photographs is like being director of a theatrical play. Directors take control, turn chaos into order. Nominate the lead actor, secondary actors, supporting cast and theatre backdrop so their roles are clear to the audience. With a photograph nominate your main subject as the hero lead actor, secondary subjects as the supporting cast, general landscape as the stage backdrop. Aim everything at making the hero the star, looking good, front, and center stage.
Previsualization is also about understanding how the camera will change the tones it records so you can factor in and counteract those changes in Photoshop. One defect is the three-dimensional quality will be dulled down, even lost. The ability to captivate the viewer largely depends on our ability to create an optical illusion of a three-dimensional world; something we psychologically accept as reality. Look at the scene, could you make it look three-dimensional?