Breaking all the Rules

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The “rules” of photography are there for a reason, but they are a help in developing creativity and not steadfast rules. In this photograph the subject is front and center for impact with leading lines (another of the library of rules for creativity) guiding the eyes. To put it mildly, rules for creativity are an oxymoron. If rules were all there was to creativity we would all be coloring within the lines. A photography professor told me that it takes more time to know how to break the rules than to teach the rules themselves. Breaking rules for the sake of it is not the point, the point is to create photography worth looking at and the rule of thirds does not guarantee that.

10 responses

  1. great head on angle!


    July 31, 2015 at 5:03 am

  2. Loved your write-up about creativity and breaking the rules.


    July 31, 2015 at 11:14 am

  3. Ohhh, I thought the duck may have been in a ‘no wake zone’… 😉


    July 31, 2015 at 12:08 pm

  4. Well-said!


    July 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

  5. I want to to thank you for this great read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit
    of it. I have you book-marked to check out new things
    you post…


    September 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    • Thanks. Your comment went to my spam folder, hence the late reply.


      September 22, 2015 at 3:36 pm

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