We all know that photography has many “rules” and learning them is how most beginners start, applying the right rules to photographs to make them look professional.

When you immerse yourself in the ocean of photography rules, you will be either fascinated or overwhelmed. Any one rule such as the one about leading lines can have 8+ sub-rules.

Ocean Colors

Science or Art

Some photographers become so caught up in rules that their photography is science rather than art. When they take a picture, they try to apply every rule rather than using some or breaking them to express their ideas. Technically, they are perfect, but without the artistic expression of ideas, their photographs have no soul. If you want to become a unique and top-level photographer, you will need to think backwards: Be clear about the real reason you first picked up a camera, then you use some of the rules (or break them) to express that very reason.

Reverse Photography

This way, you will never become a slave of rules; rather, you will be their master and learn to use them to your own advantage. Therefore, the ultimate rule is neither the abused rule of thirds or leading lines; rather, the main idea, the subject and the focal point. Only then you will know where to stand, and naturally, skillfully and effectively use the rules or break them in order to express your idea. The final product will be not only professional, but will also have impact, lead your viewer’s eyes to your intended subject, focal point, and immerse the viewer in the mood you wanted to create. a single soul at the end of the avenue of life, crying for mankind.

Focal Point

Setting yourself free is not simple, but neither is it technically difficult. You need to unleash yourself from rules, and use them to your advantage or simply ignore them. To do so, you may need an artistic eye (but you can train one) as well as practise and more practise.

About The Author

is a photography enthusiast and a frequent traveler who truly appreciates every tiny beauty of life and has traveled extensively around the world. She finds herself keen on a unique type of photography and calls herself a culture photographer. Her passion is Paris where she has been to more than once, living as a Parisian. She has walked big streets and small alleys in Paris, and every inch of the city has given her inspiration. She has a Paris collection on Alamy.com and a Paris travel blog at ParisEncore.com.

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