I’ve just read an interesting post about photography myths that suggests the main one is:
…the belief that the ultimate goal in photography is to get a pretty picture. Not just any pretty picture, the prettiest of pretty pictures, the most beautiful of the beautiful, the most stunning of the stunning, the most jaw dropping of the dropped jaws photos. The bestest ever.
That is everyone’s goal—yours too, admit it. That is why we always go out for yet another sunset or sunrise. This might be the sunset that beats all other sunsets, you think and if that happens you’ll be there and, even better, you’ll be set for life. You’ll be celebrated by all your photo buddies and envied by all your photo competitors. You’ll be recognized as that guy or gal that took the best shot ever and money and fame will surely follow wherever you go.
In some ways I agree, but do think its a little over-simplified.
The article proposes your approach should be to focus more on themes (or stories as they call it). A collection of related images that hang together as a whole around a specific theme. I guess the theme could be technical, stylistic or subject based. I don’t think it matters so long as all the images, when viewed together, form a coherent whole.
If you’d like to make up your own mind you can read the full article at the link below.