Transition is an interesting place to be. We all seek out answers.
“Why am I feeling this way?”
“How can this be?”
“What should I do?”
The truth of the matter is, there is no one way. And sometimes, we must go against the grain to make any headway.
I asked Vivienne if she would share with us and you a photo essay with some examples of ways she has broken the rules in photography.
Rule Free Photography begins Monday, May 21. I hope you can join us!
Throughout my exploration of photography, I’ve loved breaking the rules of what you are supposed to do as a photographer. I found that I would get overwhelmed at times at all that you are supposed to know and learn to ‘take a good photo’.
I realized that it was actually in my experimenting and playfulness that I was able to really discover my creativity in photography. It was the beautiful mistakes, the accidental out-of-focus shots, the images that had an extra bit of whimsy and wonder that made my heart sing.
So I made a practice of taking photos that ‘break the rules’ and let them infuse the way I approach photography. The rules of photography (composition, focus, exposure, etc) are important and oh so valuable, but not if they stop me (and you) from actually taking photos!
Being experimental and playful in photography has transformed the way I take photos and I’m so looking forward to sharing some of ways that we can push past fear, get out of our heads and really experience photography. Of course, taking some gorgeous photos in the process!
We’d love to have you along while we break the rules!