PHOTOGRAPHY RULES ARE MEANT TO BE
Have I gone crazy? Since I started my blog months ago, I have spent time and time again talking about how important the rules of composition are so imortant. And now, I present an article stating that rules are meant to be broken? YUP ! So, I am going to back in my own history for a moment. I mentioned months ago that "once upon a time" I was chosen to be a judge for a photo contest for a county fair. What would I look for as I looked at the many photos? Good composition, right? What if I chose a photo that did not meet the rules of composition? What would everyone say? Would I be deemed to be a good judge. Luckily, I was not the only judge. The photos were a unanimous decision by more than 1 judge. And we all agreed on the same photos as winners. But, I remember picking a photo that struck as a real winner. Of course I don't have a copy of that photo, but, it was a photo of a flower, perfectly centered in the middle of the picture. We all agreed, even though it broke the rules of composition, that it was a winning photo. And it was one of the winners in the contest. So, yes, some photos are just meant to be broken. And now I want to say, that you don't go around and try to break the rules of composition, but, if you find in composing a photo, that you find no other way to take a photo without breaking the rules, then you should. I am attaching here now a great photo course, or tips on photography by Andrew Goodall, just on this subject (brave man). I have used Andrew's work before because he uses some real good insight into photography. He is truly a brilliant man in the photographic field. Please read through this carefully, and learn from his wisdom.