Your photos need to reflect people, places, and moments in an authentic, meaningful way. Even simple, straightforward stories can unfold in an interesting, unexpected style. For example, remember that life is about movement rather than a sequence of static, posed, still life images. Capture people or wildlife in action—engaged and immersed in the activities, relationships, and landscapes that tell your story. If scenery alone is the star, move through the landscape to convey different perspectives, changes in light, or evolving weather conditions. Develop your theme by learning what makes the person, event, or destination you’re depicting distinctive. Once you have your story angle, your pictures must work to communicate it. You can evaluate your own success as a photographer by how well your theme translates.