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Composition - Part 3
Rules vs. Guidelines

Many of the so-called rules of composition should be considered as guidelines. They are based on recreating similarities in the make-up of many different images that many people have found to be esthetically-pleasing. These rules of composition or a design need not be taken as a hard and fast rule that must be observed.

Some renowned photographs violate all the rules of composition and are still excellent pictures. This doesn't mean that the rules are without value. They are time-proven, and provide great guidelines for photographers at any level. We use them all the time.

FOLLOW THE RULES UNTIL YOU KNOW WHEN TO BREAK THEM

By religiously observing the principles of composition, they will become firmly cemented in your mind. Employing them will become second nature to you.

Once you have the rules of composition down pat, experiment and break a rule here or there when you feel the image will work better without it. Thatís called individual style, and the creativity that stems from it produces some great images.

The point is that you will know when to break a rule of composition once you know what the rules are and how they work.

More sources ....

Airport News in YLW Magazine
BC Business Magazine
Digital Photography Review
Canadian Press Images
Calibrating Computer Monitor
Calgary Herald
Nikon equipment Nikon Canada
Nikon USA Commentary
National Post
Writer, freelance WriteArm
Vancouver Sun


Kelowna Photography News

Okanagan athletes in Olympics

FEBRUARY 7, 2010 - Kelowna and the Okanagan will be watching with keen interest as some of our local athletes will compete against the best of the world as the Winter Olympics comes to the province of B.C.

The Canadian National Hockey Team will be represented by NHL defenceman Shae Webber, one of the stars of the Kelowna Rockets when they won the Memorial Cup in 2003.

Our country's national ski team will include Kelowna aerialist Steve Omischl and racer Kelsey Serwa. Photos and features can be found on my blog.

Desmond Murray Kelowna Photographer Desmond Murray

Cancer Centre unveils radiation therapy clinics
 

Combatting Cancer

FEBRUARY 1, 2010 - Kelowna MLAs Norm Letnick (right) and Steve Thompson (center) got to see the result of recent funding from the provincial government to BC Cancer Agency with the unveiling of radiation therapy rooms at the Kelowna Cancer Centre equipped with the latest technology.

The Okanagan's medical community also celebrated a few days earlier the announcement of the creation of a new medical training centre to open up at the neighbouring Kelowna General Hospital.


Ex-Weighted Fitness show returns to Okanagan

West Kelowna forest fire

JANUARY 30, 2010 - Kelowna TV show producers Alison Love and David McIlride (Discovery Channel) led a team of cameras and support crew for a weekend of action in a local school gym.

Four families from around the Okanagan will be featured in the latest season of ex-weighted - a show where people are encouraged by a fitness trainer to improve their health through improved eating and exercise programs.

One Summerland area family were put through a tiring challenge on Saturday to test their fitness levels against the clock.



Older items -

Lighting technology improves 

Builder's book of my photos


Airport publication awarded

Forest Fires threaten Westside