Effective compositions can overcome pretty much any technique that you use to make your image beautiful, with the exception of content. Photographer Tony Northrup tries to explain this and also includes things depth, planes, etc. In fact, he tries to talk about a balance of content in the image and the composition itself. And while he doesn’t spend much time doing so, we get an idea that composition and content need to be balanced in some way or another to create more effective and interesting images.
Tony’s video on more effective composition is after the jump.