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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RT_Panther, Jul 17, 2013.
How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions
Don't take any rule too serious. Did you ever read a photography book? The first chapters are always rule of thirds, leading lines, natural framing, ...
Of course you have to know these rules, and sometimes they can help giving you a better composition. But seriously, you will only be able to shoot great pictures if you trust your intuition.
I tend to view it like learning a sport.
Learn the fundamentals until they are second nature, then play free and break them.
I don't take it as rude at all :smile:
That being said, the intent of this post was to have a break-away from the myriad of gear posts that dominate most forums :smile:
So that's what they call those things!
The thing is it's much easier to argue about gear. Because when you start arguing about other things, I will come and say they are not important.
They are great as a rule for 90% of the images you take. But sometimes, the rules just don't work.
For most people it is important to know the "rules" before you can successfully break them to produce an acceptable result. Otherwise they produce pics with no discernible subject or focus. And we've all seen a ton of those from beginner/casual photographers.
I think that we sometimes overestimate the knowledge of beginners.
Case in point, last night, I went to one my local group's monthly meeting. A person was asking some of the most basic questions about DOF...Thankfully, no one mocked this person and rather helped generally increasing their base photographic knowledge set :smile: