Barcelona Photoblog: Are Photography Composition Rules That Strict?

November 29, 2010

Are Photography Composition Rules That Strict?

Tourists looking for directions, Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona [enlarge]

Composition in photography is not as strict as you think. The so called rule of thirds, the golden section rule, the diagonal rule and others can really make your pictures draw the viewer's attention and gain in quality but, and there is always a 'but', sometimes you can break composition at will simply because the nature of random subjects getting into your viewfinder are really distracting. Who says I was applying any rule here?. In other images, isolated subjects help conveying your idea better as in this one: Tourists looking for directions
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