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    Re: Assignment 4: Break a Rule!



    Quote Originally Posted by NFLD Stephen


    Maybe it would help if someone would post some examples of the rules of photography? As a beginner I am sure I often break these rules without even realizing it!


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    That's a really good question - but it would take a very long entry to list them all. Browse through any photography technique book, or a site such as this to get some idea.


    The thing is, rules are designed to get you to conform to a certain standard of photography and that standard can be quite different depending on what artistic aesthetic you are striving for. I find the best way to approach this is to take or find a picture that you previously took that differs strikingly from the type of picture you are most comfortable taking. I think we all take certain assumptions and expectations with us when we go to photograph - to break with those is most certainly breaking the rules, even if they are only your rules.



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    Quote Originally Posted by musickna
    It sounds fascinating, David - I'd love to see it!
    Please, don't hold this photo against me in the future... you asked for it.


    T1i+50mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2, 1/80s, ISO 3200. I can't really say I intentionally broke composition rules here, but I can't really claim I was attempting to follow any either.


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    My entry is going to violate the same rule as CrosbyHarbison... shooting into your light source... except, sadly, mine is a fairly common violation of that rule.


    T1i + 18-55mm IS, @ 51mm f/11, 1/125s, ISO 200.


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    I'll be honest, I don't really know any rules.... so I'm just going to assume I break most of them.
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    I pretty much just know the rule of thirds, this kinda sorta in a roundabout way breaks that. Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana. I broke this rule because 1) I wasn't paying attention and 2) i like the symmetry of it


    tripod mounted Canon XTi w/ Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm, CPL used


    ISO 200 f/8 1/50s






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    rule of thirds?? lol.....took this shot with my 28-135 lens, i was trying to get as close to the green frog as i could without spooking him, and wasnt really paying attention to the framing. i still like the shot, even though he is smack dab in the middle


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    Oooh - we're getting some great photos here.[Y]

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    There are many things 'wrong' with this image. It's a bit blurry, there are raindrops all over the car window through which it was shot, it's a bit crooked (I should actually fix that...), ..., but it's got this 'CMOS Noir' kind of look to it that I dig. Awesome idea for an assignment. Art is subjective, and sometimes, the book should get chucked out the window!





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    By the way, I dig the wicked flare in crosbyharbison's volleyball player photo.

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    Re: Assignment 4: Break a Rule!



    Rule broken: Cluttered background and flowers center of focus.


    5D, 24-105 @ 58mm, f6.3, 1/160, ISO 100, Sunpak 120j off camera right.


    The background is a local historic location. An old Spanish mission in Goliad, TX. Not my favorite composition but seems to be the most requested by most of the brides we shoot. The original was a horizontal. She ordered a vertical 24x30 B&W with flowers color. The final print is impressive and will be on display at the Victoria, TX bridal show next Sunday.


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