Three Styles of Composition
All three types of compositions have value, and there is a continuum between these three points in the continuum as well. It can be easy for photographers to get caught in a rut and focus only on one style of composition. For instance, in bird photography, the focus can often be on isolating the bird from the background to remove all distractions from the bird. But if that's all you shoot, then your gallery of bird photos can begin to look like a bunch of different birds on sticks. Each individual photo might be fantastic, but as a whole the gallery can be missing other aspects of bird life, since birds do live in environments, and setting the bird in its environment can be a great way to compose your image.