>what message you want your photo to convey
yes. it's all about narrative.
look at this photo.
the subject is the baby.
the narrative is her chubby older sister and her obease mother. what is in store for her?
notice the amount of fast food cups.
That is the key to the narratiev.
Count how many fast food cups there are.
You can see this child's struggle ten years in the future from a fraction of a second snapshot.