The first rule of photography I remember learning is probably the same one that everyone was told, which is to position yourself with the sun behind you. Since then, I’ve learned more about composition, the rule of thirds, not centering an object, and leading your eye into a scene.
I can’t say that I really think much about these rules before I take a photo though. And with the ability to crop our own photos, it is easy to edit an image and make it more visually pleasing post shooting your photo.
I am participating in my second online course with Kat Eye Studio. One of Kat's recent posts included her photo of a scooter, which only shows part of the scooter. I have noticed lately, that it isn’t always necessary to show the complete subject in a photo. Having a piece of it missing is ok. Maybe it even helps to draw your eye into the photo. I don't know if this was ever a photography rule or not, but probably one of mine.
or if you can't see the entire balloon in this photo
Thankfully, I don't think I have any preconceived photgraphy rules that are holding me back in this journey. And believe me, I have always been a rule follower. ♥