LAPC # 197 The rule of thirds



Always wonder about the rules of photography.

Do I follow the rules in photography?

To be frank I never followed the rules of photography, though I am aware of the various rules.

All that I do is just click the moment before it becomes a Past.

I don’t have time to remember or check or follow the rules of photography when I am supposed to capture a particular moment that according to me is worth clicking.

Agree. Rules are important and I am aware that they are time tested rules and add to the value & beauty

These rules are perfect to follow if you have all the time available in this world.

But in these days of the action-packed world, I feel helpless to be strict with the rules. (in the photography world)

“Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk” Edward Weston

In my case rules come into action in post-processing!

My friends, do you remember and follow the rules of photography…every time you press the shutter button?

Please give your honest opinion.




“There are no rules. Just follow your heart” Robin Williams

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™


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This post is part of Tina Schell’s LAPC #197 The rule of thirds photo challenge

20 thoughts on “LAPC # 197 The rule of thirds

  1. Well Philo, I surely did not mean to suggest we should stop and think about a rule before pressing the shutter!!! And of course post -processing is always an option. Familiarity with multiple approaches to composing an image simply gives us a sense of what works and why. By all means, having fun and capturing what appeals to us is by far the most important perspective on photography!! On that we definitely agree.

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    1. Oh! Tina Schell, I never meant to talk about the rules negatively.
      My apologies.
      This post was written on a lighter note.
      I should have mentioned a disclaimer.
      Could not agree with what you said about the multiple approaches and knowing the subject better and having fun at the same time.
      My idea was to elicit a response from the participants about whether they followed the rules while taking a photograph. (Just a curious question)
      Thank you so much for understanding.


  2. Philo, I think after a while a “rule” becomes something we automatically do. Whether we do it when we are taking the picture or in post, it’s still instinctive. Oh, I loved your images, especially the plane. Take care!

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  3. lol. Amen. This was awesome. In all honestly. I just joined and shot for a long time, then discovered I needed glasses. But I DO love to edit. Its a fun hobby for me. Loved this response to the challenge. lol. Donna.


  4. Hi, Philo. Actually, I didn’t realize I was following any rules, until I was reading an article on composition and the author mentioned questions you should ask yourself before clicking the shutter! I think after a while, it becomes automatic.

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  5. Philo, I really like your pictures. I think you made a good point about rules and backed it up with two great quotes. Interestingly, when looking through my pictures for this topic I realized in most cases I did not consciously follow the rules. But do tend to make occasional adjustments when cropping.

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