Why I decided to no longer follow photography rules

When we start taking interest in anything, our first instinct is to learn and we are eager to do just that.

Over the years, I’ve watched many tutorials and read many books on the subject. While I’m not done learning, I think that it is time to free myself a little.

I recall when I started first watching tutorials on photography, there was always and always a mention of composition, learning to read light and so much more.

What do you do after you’ve learned all at?

Just like with everything else, once you’ve learned the basics then once again it is time to experiment. I truly believe that expérimentions is not just for when you start but also once you’ve learned the rules.

One of my favourite quote is “ I’ve learned the rules so that I can learn to break them” . I don’t remember where I stole it from but it has definitely stuck in my head.

The rules are simply the technical and aesthetically aspects of photography. It is only after leaning and knowing the later that we can use them to navigate ourselves towards creating something different.

These rules will not change but as photographers, we grow, we change and we morph into a different and hopefully a better version of ourselves and only by experimenting that we can discover what we are capable for.

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