In photography, let us consider the two subjects at hand:
- The forms we strive to capture through photography (composition, the subjects we photograph, the shapes of things in our photos)
- The idea or ideas we strive to capture and convey in our photos, for example the story in a photo, the message or moral/ethical takeaway in our photo, or our perspective in our photos.
Certainly both are important. The best photo as the photo that has a perfect hybrid between both notions! Beautiful form and forms, and also a powerful, impactful and moving idea or ideas in our photos!