How badly is this photo breaking the rules?

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: How badly is this photo breaking the rules?
In reply to JamesMortimer, Apr 21, 2013

JamesMortimer wrote:

It's not..

The interesting thing is that a lot of painters don't even know the "rules" - they just paint what they see with a little interpretation and emotion added in.

We have a rather lovely lake scene with a small rowboat middle bottom of the painting - it breaks all the photo "rules", but is a beautiful image... it would still be lovely as a photo.

We have another, an oil painting, it's breaks "rule of thirds" and "Fibonacci curve" and still looks fabulous..

It is not.

You can't break rules if you do not know them.

All painters (except wonnabes) know the rules, they have built them in their eyes, that is why they do not think about rules. And for sure they deviate from them every time when the rules constrain creativity.

This is the destiny of all rules - to be accepted, developed, and bypassed

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