Goals can also be very specific. I had a few such goals in mind in the case of the Romanian Shepherd photo in my Travel Photography Course, which I mentioned in the beginning. I needed to fulfil most of those goals to make the image work.
You’ll see the explanations of all of my decisions in depth in the video version of the course. (You can learn more by clicking any of the links to the course on this page)
Below was a similar situation, in terms of needing to fulfil several goals. I saw boys doing backflips at sunset in a lagoon in Vanuatu. The overall goal here was to communicate the incredible beauty of that split moment. In that place.