Debunking 4 Common Landscape Photography Myths

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4. You Should Always be thinking about “Proper” Composition!

Composition

Rule of Thirds. Golden Ratio. Leading lines. All of these “rules” are called rules because they are found in images with near-universal appeal. But just because these photography rules exist doesn’t mean that you have to follow them all the time.

The way you decide to convey a subject, be it a cityscape or a person, is entirely up to you. Sometimes it takes breaking all the rules to create a unique angle. This is especially true with subjects everyone’s seen a thousand times. Following the universal rules on a photograph of the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon will create a “technically beautiful” image but it’s also something your audience has seen a thousand times already. You’ll have to get abstract if you want to do something interesting. How well that final image turns out may be more a matter of individual taste – but then, not every photograph needs to sell. Sometimes it’s enough that you alone enjoy the slice of life you’ve captured.

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