Photography Composition – Should you be a “Rule-Breaker”?

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macro photography composition - butterflyWe all know that rules, laws and guidelines exist in nearly every aspect of our lives. When you drive your car, you must obey the laws of the road. When the time comes to pay your taxes, you have to pony up the cash that the government says you owe. But what about the composition of your photos? Do macro photographers have a set of photography composition rules and guidelines that they must follow, or are you able to simply shoot what you want, when you want, using any settings that you want?

These are questions that warrant a definite answer. Both new macro photographers and those who are looking to improve their skills often wonder if they must learn and adhere to the rules of photography; especially the rules of photo composition. Today’s video by CamCrunch will give you some sound advice to keep in mind if you are thinking about becoming a rebel photographer who ignores all the conventional rules and guidelines when you are out on a shoot.


Now that you have a bit of insight about the rules of composition, do you think it’s wise to simply ignore or break those rules on a regular basis? Probably not…. Look, we all know that there are times when rules must be broken, and that not every rule of composition is necessarily going to apply to every situation. However, until you know the rules well, and are used to applying them when you shoot photographs, you will never really know the right times to “break the rules”, as it were.

It’s good for all photographers to have an understanding of just what the rules of composition are, and how they apply to shooting photographs on a regular basis. If you would, please click on the Share button below this post to pass this information along to your friends and family members who like to spend a lot of time behind the lens. The more people understand the basic concept passed along in this video, the better their photographs are sure to turn out.

To learn more about the composition rules that you can apply onto your photos, we highly recommend you to check out our article on composition rules and tips here.

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