Saturday, January 11, 2014

What were they thinking? No. 2: more nonsense things I've heard people say

Sometimes you hear people make comments or reiterating "rules" of photography and you just have to ask yourself "What were they thinking"?

So, how many times have you been given the following helpful piece of advice or criticism?
"Always keep your horizon level"

It may not sound like such a bad rule on the surface, and for the image to the right, it certainly seems to make sense. :-) :-)

Sadly, I find that it is one of the most overused comments from new photographers and by those who like to throw around rules without actually knowing what it is that they are talking about.  

Lets take a look at why this statement rarely applies in the real world and why you need to question the other person's reasoning when you hear it being said.