Lawrence of Arabia

Rule of Thirds—Place focal points along thirds lines, especially where they intersect. Diagonal lines or pathways—Draws the eye into the picture
Foreground elements—Provides depthVary height levels—Up, down, high, low
Deep Focus—The entire image is in focusShallow Focus—Only key subjects are in focus

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Scale—Include something to show bigness (or smallness; see the two figures on the dune?)