A good photo has three elements: good composition, nice light, and an interesting subject.
A great photo transcends the present moment. It connects with the viewer emotionally and invites them to tell their own story about the subject.
picture shot by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan women, seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic next year, and her identity was discovered in 1992.