How would you feel if I told you I don’t think about rules of composition when I make my photos? That’s right. How many rules do you think you need to work for every landscape? I’ll tell you: none … at least for me. Composing a photo it’s only a way to arrange elements in such way that the result is pleasant to the eye and sustain your subject … that’s all. You don’t need rules to realize that you have to have contrast in your subject (dark on light or vice-versa) or you need a less distracting background to make your portrait pop … it’s all common sens (at least when you have some experience).
The minute you allow yourself to break the rules you’ll be able to develop your own style of framing subjects. It will take time but you will become better and the most important thing: you’ll have you own way of telling the story. Thinking too much about how different rules of composition apply to a certain photo will make you forget the deeper meaning of the subject. Photography exists beyond rules and technical settings: allow yourself to be free and develop your own style! Hope you’ll enjoy the video and please consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel!