Monday, December 12, 2011

Photography Myths Debunked Part Three

Photography Myth Five: Composition and/or Creative Decisions Have Set Rules

The first rule of Photography is that there are no rules in photography! Sure there are a few guidelines that can be helpful, but nothing is set in stone. When you're looking through that camera lens, you are seeing exactly what YOU want to see. When you snap a picture, it is because what is in front of you is being presented in a way that YOU want it seen. There is no right or wrong here. Studying other photographs for ideas on composition is great, but at the end of the day, you want your photos to represent you. So take a step back, turn at an odd angle, whatever makes the end product look right to you. The most important lesson here is that you enjoy yourself and that you are taking pictures you can be proud of.

Carol Bridges

Orange County Photographer

32002 Lomita Dr.

Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679




Unknown said...

You're absolutely right! Guidelines rather than rules! I think nothing beat good old fashioned experience. Just get out there and shoot!

Unknown said...

I like it! "The first rule of Photography is that there are no rules in photography." That's absolutely right.

- D.F., Danisa Flowers