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Beyond Mere Composition: Getting Over the Rule of Thirds and Golden Ratio

1 day ago   |   By Peta Pixel

There is a wealth of information on the internet about composition-endless blog posts about visual rules, geometric concepts, and photos with all kinds of lines and shapes drawn over them to the prove the point. But all of this information focuses on the “what” of composition rather than the “why.” A photographer must stop and ask themselves: “why even bother following visual rules?”
Disclaimer: Should You Even Read All This?
First, a brief note on who this article is meant for. If you're already well-versed in photography and have strong ideas about composition, then you might see my...
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