In photography, just like in real life, there are times when it makes sense to break the rules. No matter how great your photography is, if you always stick to the rules of composition, chances are your photos tend to look too perfect and hence a little bit boring. In order to get out of a rut and do something more innovative when it comes to your photography, you can think about breaking some rules that us photographers usually stick to. The following 5 tips can help you refresh your shooting routine and become more proficient in your composing skills:
Break The Rule Of Thirds
A basic rule of composition is something that probably every photographers knows well. This rule says that we should divide our frame into thirds and then place the subject at the intersection of the lines. These intersections are called “sweet spots” and they are supposed to be most pleasing to the eye. However, it shouldn’t be always like that. Powerful images can also be created by placing your subject in the very center, especially when there is symmetry or if you want to emphasize in a dramatic way the importance of your subject. Breaking the rule of thirds can work in any genre – they are many breathtaking portraits and landscape with centered composition.