The 10 Most Important Rules when Photographing

  1. Observe the rule of thirds to decide where your subject should be.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  2. Do not have the horizon split your photo in two equal halves.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  3. Focus on the subject of your photo.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  4. Take your outside photos before 10 in the morning or after 4 in the afternoon.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  5. Do not shoot against the light.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  6. Use repetition and symmetry to create a strong image.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  7. Balance the light and dark parts of your photo.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  8. Always create a sense of depth in your photos.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  9. Use the Zone System when photographing in B/W.
    Unless doing the opposite results in a better photo.
  10. Never ever use HDR.
    Just don’t do it.

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