- Mar 29, 2016
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if you dig through common/standard lists of "the best or greatest photographs of decase x" youll see that MORE photographs on those lists DO NOT FOLLOW ANY OF THE so called RULES of photography"I mostly agree with this, but in my classes, when we discuss "the rules", I explain to my students that these are "time-tested", but that there was a time previous to these rules that people who created art really had no rules- cave drawings for example are just a series of works bunched together with no real compositional rules guiding them, but we still consider them to be "Art". So, it's good to know what the rules are when appropriate, but also OK to envision your creation in a way that breaks these rules as well. This to me, is all about the creative process and allows the free expression that we all desire to have in our work. Just my $0.02.
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And to many of these "rules" contradict each other in ways that a person just says screw it and goes and plays with a yarn ball
I'd disagree with "Do not follow any" part of your statement. Somewhere within their composition I would bet they've followed a rule or two whether consciously or unconsciously.
There are some rules rooted in fact that if you break them your composition won't be viewed the way you intended. Color theory is one aspect that comes to mind. Marketing and advertising people are well known for their use of color to elicit a response or mood from the viewer, the subject has been the center of countless studies. IE: If you wanted to show a warm pastoral fall landscape you'd want warm colors (orange, red, yellow), whereas as a cold winter landscape would follow blues. Other things like placement of focal point can lead to the viewer missing the intent of the artist.