Breaking the Rules

Learn the rules of photography—then break them. While conventional guidelines provide an important framework, once you learn the basics, there are no limits to personal expression. Break the Rule of Thirds  A basic rule of composition is to divide your frame into thirds and then place the subject at the intersection of the lines, or “sweet spots,” allowing the eye to take in the entire scene. Powerful images can also be created by placing your subject in the center, especially when there’s symmetry and a strong point of reference.  The energy of the boy jumping in the center is enhanced by the fact that the eye is drawn directly to him.

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