I like photos that tell stories. This one shows various painters at work. They’re all plein-air painters. But other beach goers in the picture tell a different story. They could care less about the painters. But the primary focus of the picture is the painting in the center of the photo. Placing this painting front and center and having it the primary focus gives it it’s importance.
If significance is determined by scale then the photographer on the far left is probably near the bottom of the significance scale.
The plein-air painters are part of the Laguna Beach Plein-Air Invitational held each year in October. Yes you must be invited to be part of this unique week long event.