If you’re going to break photography rules you should firstly learn them, think them over and practice in creating great photography. Otherwise, there is a risk that your photos will look like ones taken by an awkward photographer.
When a creative man starts experimenting, it always means that his mastership is rising high (as long as these experiments are successful).
Be ready that photo community can be passive-aggressive to your bold experiments, so you have to know photography techniques perfectly well and uphold your creativity. So if you don’t afraid to experiment then come here: we have some ideas for you to start with. And now start breaking photography rules using these 11 rebellious tips.
1. When capturing a photo of a landscape try to avoid elements which disturb the composition. But who did say that irrelevant objects should spoil final shots?
Photo by Zack Schnepf
2. They say that you should hold your camera straight for getting better photos. Fashion photographers break these statements down.
Photo by Alexandre Guilbeault
3. Don’t photograph heads only. Capture full-length portraits. It seems to be a good advice, but nowadays Internet is flooded with headshots. It’s on fashion!
Photo by MeuhMeuhh
4. Center objects on photos. On the contrary minimalist photography welcomes placing objects on one side. Moreover, there is an opposite Rule of Thirds that you should really keep in mind.
Photo by Dragan Gyorfy
5. Try to avoid photographing when a crowd can totally or partly cover your photo and disturb the composition. Yes, it can happen, but you’ll more likely catch a fantastic shot. It’s worth trying.
Photo by Martin Kozak
6. Don’t forget about focusing. Using unexpected selective focusing can also be exciting and effective.
Photo by RobW
7. Photos taken too close to people look bad. Yeah, if you try to shoot your sleepy friend after a night-long party then close-up pictures will probably be awful. But healthy skin and good make-up are in charge.
Photo by Jeremiah Newton
8. Some photographers can persuade you that it’s better to photograph people when placing the camera on the level of their eyes. But shooting from above or from below can bring you unexpectedly cool results.
Photo by Kevin Yang
9. Photograph people on contrast backgrounds. Yeah, in general people shouldn’t merge into backgrounds, but thus you can create fantastic shots where some parts of a body are invisible.
Photo by David Alquezar
10. Try not to take photos opposite the sun or other bright light source. That’s a bad advice, because if you know how to deal with lightning, then you can create unrealistic warm-colored images.
Photo by 3 Joko
11. Morning and evening are proclaimed to be the best day times for shooting. Don’t believe this statement – mild lightning is not an obligatory condition for good photos.
Photo by 3 Joko
We hope you enjoyed these tips and found them inspirational. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments field below!