Rules are meant to be broken

My apologies for my absence last week, but there are simply way too many things happening at the moment, which makes it a bit hard to get on with everything I want to do…I promise though, there are some big changes and some great stuff coming soon. Also, stay tuned at http://doublespacephoto.com/blog, where we will be posting some awesome projects we’ve been working on lately.

Anyway, on with today’s post. You know how there are some things you are just not supposed to do? Like center your subject or photograph in the harsh sun of midday? Well, while those are great guidelines, most of the time, they are not to be followed blindly. Sometimes, there are scenes and images that simply beg to be taken regardless of time and conditions.

The following series is part of the series I posted in the last few weeks (a few feet, a world apart, here and here). Again, these photos are taken only minutes and a few meters away from the previous two series, yet we have a completely different look. In addition, these images were taken pretty much around noon (to be fair, this is winter, so the light isn’t as harsh as in the summer, but definitely harsh by my standards) as the sun finally peaked behind the clouds.

Again, this is just a reminder that 1) you should always try and explore your scene to the fullest extent as there are countless opportunities waiting to be had, and 2) there are no hard and fast rules, when an image is there, it is there…don’t deprive yourself of opportunities simply because a book or somebody told you it wasn’t the right time to make an image…

trees and shadows in a snowy forest
trees and shadows in a snowy forest
trees and shadows in a snowy forest

trees and shadows in a snowy forest

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One Response to Rules are meant to be broken

  1. pj says:

    Great reminder. Breaking the ‘rules’, or at least ignoring them, is something I tend to preach about pretty regularly. Some of my favorite photos were done at high noon. Great time of day to be out…