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SLR Lounge Constructive Critique Episode 12: Know the Photography Rules & Break Them

By Pye Jirsa on January 9th 2013

In this episode of SLR Lounge’s Constructive Critique, Pye talks about knowing your photography rules and knowing when to break them. There are times when you want to follow the Rule of Thirds and there are times when you don’t. There are even times when you do want to use the Dutch Angle. It is one of the great things about photography and art in general, if it makes the image look better, then by all means, break the rules.

Additionally, Pye also discusses timing the shot in liquid photography and sports photography.

About the SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique

The SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique series gives you, our readers, the chance to have your photos constructively critiqued by our staff as well your peers in the photography community.

Submitting an image is free and easy! All you have to do is visit the Constructive Critique section of the SLR Lounge Forum and start a thread with your image in it. Please be sure to read the rules prior to posting, and please limit to one unique image per thread. Finally, whether you are posting your images or giving critique to someone else’s, please keep all comments constructive and objective.


Constructive Video Critique Video

The Images

First Steps by mcjoli: Thread link
01 First Steps by mcjoli

Attempt at Macro by mohammed.ismail: Thread link
Attempt at Macro by mohammed.ismail

Crown by Matt (Hysz): Thread link
Crown by Matt (Hysz)

Glamour Shot by Bri93: Thread link
Glamour Shot by Bri93

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Looking at You by Hilly330: Thread link
Looking at You by Hilly330

Pole Vaulter by calebkeiter: Thread link
Pole Vaulter by calebkeiter

The Previous Episode

To watch the previous episode of Constructive Video Critique, click here.

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