MARCUS HAWKINS, DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD:
"As Ansel Adams once said, 'There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.' That hasn’t stopped the world of photography developing its own rules for successful photos over the years.
"The rule of thirds. The rule of using active space for action photos. The rule of keeping backgrounds free of distractions, or keeping horizons straight or using a shutter speed that matches the focal length of the lens in order to take sharp handheld photos.
"There are so many photographic rules or guidelines that it’s enough to put newcomers off! Well, here are 9 rules that we think are probably of more practical use for beginners, but which don’t get said often enough, if at all."
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