A question to any of you with art backgrounds...
I was messing around with positioning objects for a picture when I found myself asking whether the objects look better overlapping or separated.
Here's some snaps to illustrate:
Overlapping (the glasses are partially behind the watch):
Separate (there is clear space between the objects):
To my eye the overlapping example gives a better sense of there being an integrated composition, but then I'm a scientist not an artist
Any advice on compositional guidelines appreciated.