You’ve spent hours, weeks and months learning the rules to allow you to take better photographs. Learning the basic rules of photography is the key to moving out of the realm of a beginner. Learning about the basics, such as the way aperture and shutter speed works improves your photography immensely. The problem is, by simply learning the rules and daring not to venture outside of them it can lead to everything you shoot looking very similar and leave you shooting only with conventions in mind and not creativity.
As The Dalai Lama said “know the rules well, so you can break them effectively” This saying is made for photography. Shooting without bothering to learn rules does not make you a maverick, it simply makes you a sloppy photographer. Yes, you will take some good photographs, but if you know how you took that good photograph, you will be able to repeat it and develop as a photographer. It is important to remember that luck is no substitute for judgement. So now you have made all the effort to learn them, here are 5 reasons why you should forget all you know and break the rules of photography.
Via Thomas Menk