Breaking the Rules of Photography: Combining Subjects

You can usually break the rules of photography by using a square format and ignoring the rule of thirds, or adding more negative space to your photos. However, you can also do the opposite… let’s see how. The usual RULE states that in every picture, there should be only ONE subject, or else the eye will turn to different directions of the picture frame, and the mind gets confused about the message transmitted by the image. However, the REAL point of this rule is: to get the message transmitted. So that means: no matter of the number of subjects, if the message is clear, all is good. Now, pay attention to the following fact:   If, for example, you have several tulips in a picture, then that means you have only ONE subject – the tulips, even if the number of flowers is grater than one. However, a picture of a … Read more

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