Dam rules about nothing

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Copyright Scot Gillespie 2015

If ever I was going to write a big thick book about photography it would be about composition, and if I was going to write a really slim one it would be about composition. I think I first said that over thirty years ago and it was in a response to someone trying to explaining the thirds rule to an architect and the architect saying “don’t you really mean 1.1618”.

The problem is that I can meaningfully draw construction lines based on any composition philosophy on any well framed picture, almost as well as I can meaningfully draw similarly valid lines on some truly awful pictures.

Essentially I generally now tend to blissfully ignore composition rules completely, as I have come to the decision that they are pure bunkum – indeed a little bit of research can even show up how much the golden rule of 1.1618 holds up about as much as the da Vinci Code.

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