Chapter 5
Photography Rules and Conventions
If you’ve noticed, throughout the book so far we have really been talking about making decisions at every level— which shutter speed, where to focus, and so on. Good photography is all about thinking decisively and either following or ignoring photographic conventions (like stopping motion or freezing motion).
In fact, if you think about it, all art forms are just a tangible record of a series of decisions—where to put a blob of paint, striking a C-minor chord, choosing one word instead of another, or deciding to write about romance instead of crime.
One difference that separates trained photographers from snapshooters is that photographers are familiar with the conventions of art. These conventions ...

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