This thought is a quick reminder: Keep it simple.
It's the "K.I.S.S." method, without the insult at the end.
The best photographs are those that make the strongest statements with the fewest "words". More often than not, straight-forward, clutter-free images are the most striking.
Rarely are photographs improved by including more in the print. Often, photographs are improved by including less.
Don't complicate your images. Make it as obvious as possible what your photographs are about, so the viewer doesn't have to guess.