As many here know, there are rules of photography when composing a image, such as the rule of 3rds, the rule of lines, and I'm sure many more.
I can honestly say I don't know much about these rules, I don't like rules and when I hear about rules my instinct is to do the opposite.
I have never, never composed a image and given any so-called rule a consideration.
I simply see a image in a scene, and I raise my camera and shoot. I don't think about it. I don't use a viewfinder much, though the A7R MII's viewfinder is changing that for me.
I mostly use the LCD screen, I always shoot in manual mode, I quickly see the image and exposure, then I fire. For me this process is easy and quick.
I am sure I could learn a lot from you experienced and gifted photographers that have a deep understanding of these rules.
I need to learn more, I just shoot, I just press the shutter.
I was at a parade with my tiny Rx100 mIII, and some Camaro's where in it, I just had my camera ready and fired, no time really to think about rules. Just take the picture.
I find photography simple. You can put any camera in my hands, just show me which dials control aperture, ISO and shutter speed, and I'll get to work. My mind see's things and my
When I have my A7R MII in my hands, I just walk around until my eyes are drawn to a point of interest, my mind quickly and instinctively decides what angle, direction and depth of field to use, and my hands make adjustments as I raise the camera to see either through the viewfinder or the LCD screen, then I push the shutter.
I am interested in learning more of these rules, however if they make shooting images less of a joy, then I don't want a thing to with them.