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D5100 with 18-105 kit lens. That thing is definitely sharper than much more common 18-55 kit :)

Somewhere in the future I'm gonna get a 50 mm fix, but for now 18-105 is good enough.

 

    

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rule of thirds

 

"Rules" in photography are meant to be broken. :wink:

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"Rules" in photography are meant to be broken. :wink:

 

You have to be a master of following the rules before you can break them properly.

 

This article isn't about photography, but there is a lot in it that photographers can learn from. Particularly the lessons at the bottom.

 

http://animationresources.org/?p=2033

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You have to be a master of following the rules before you can break them properly.

 

This article isn't about photography, but there is a lot in it that photographers can learn from. Particularly the lessons at the bottom.

 

http://animationresources.org/?p=2033

 

While I agree, I still hate that people suggest the "rule" of thirds as the end-all to framing guidelines. If we all stuck to that, photography would be pretty boring.

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It's better than smack dab in the middle!

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Central framing is often useful in creating symmetry, but the best thing about photography (and all art forms in general) is that you can do whatever you want.

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Symmetry is usually not a very good idea. It makes for static images.

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Symmetry is usually not a very good idea.

 

Unless the artist wants to convey something by utilizing it. Art is not black and white (pun not intended), and there are no rules that say you can/cannot do something or portray something using a certain method.

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Check out the link above if you're interested about learning how to compose images well.

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I've been shooting for 22 years, I think my framing technique is just fine. :smile:

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Nothing left to learn! Lucky man!

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Nothing left to learn! Lucky man!

 

Do not confuse my experience with an unwillingness to learn. That being said, the link you posted has more with creating imagery from nothing rather than creating images from environment. While it may approach some parallel with studio/product photography, its content is less applicable in landscape/urban photography, where you simply work with what you are given (whether it be the stillness of a mountainside or the activity of a city alive). If you think there is only a set of guidelines that defines how to create, you are sorely mistaken.

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Photography is a lot more than pointing your camera at things that already exist. That link directly applies to any kind of picture making (as opposed to picture taking). It's a guide to composition created by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century. But feel free to ignore whatever you want to.

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But feel free to ignore whatever you want to.

 

If I didn't believe that making art was a craft, why would I still do it after so many years? You're obviously more interested in extrapolating my comments to support your "side" than having a constructive discussion on photography, so I'll just abstain from commenting any further. :smile:

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