Breaking the Rules of Photography

Do this, do that, don’t do this, don’t do that. Photography can be quite authoritarian sometimes with all the rules that you must follow. This is why it is quite a relief that all the rules you do learn can be broken, and broken to good effect too. My graphic design teacher told us that when we are to break the rules of design, we are to do it so that they are obviously broken, in other words, don’t do it a little bit as it will look like a mistake. When breaking rules, she told us not to be wimps, but to do it boldly. The same is for photography, but I do recommend that the two rules you don’t break are to carry a spare sd card around with you and a spare battery.

So what rules can you break? Having a shot slightly out of focus is a great way to start, this effect can give you a dream like state if the subject calls for it. There’s a few ways you can achieve this. One is to open your aperture right up and have a shallow depth of field. Focus on part of your shot that isn’t your subject, and your subject will be out of focus. Another way is to take your auto focus off and focus manually and out of focus. Alternatively, try the camera shake method, where you keep the shutter open for longer than necessary, and see what effect you get there.In portrait photography, generally we place the subject to the left or right of the image, on the imaginary thirds line. However, we can also break that by filling the entire frame with just the person’s head, even if they’re looking away at a different direction. This can create a different mood to normal, and you should also experiment with the person looking in different directions too.Upping your ISO on your camera is a great way to gain grainy and moody shots. How often have you taken a photo in darkened conditions only to find the resulting image containing a lot of noise or grain. Can be quite frustrating, but you can use this to your advantage, and deliberately introduce this into your own images. This is a great way to increase your creativity when using a point and shoot camera as the sensors on these aren’t as good as DSLRs. As technology is improving, noise is becoming less of an issue on DSLRs now, and so this technique will be harder to achieve.

These are just a few ways to break some of the rules in photography, but the trick is to firstly master the rule, and then you will know how to break it. But when you do break it, remember to break it well, ‘don’ be a wimp’ as my graphic design teacher would say.

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Important Tips to Purchase Snowboarding Pants

Snowboarding pants is very essential in snowboarding because it used to ensure the protection of the rider from injury, weather situations and other external forces. There is really an accepted manner in order to maintain the core warmth and avoid you from chilling off simply and this process is called the Three Layer System. The system consists of the base layer, the insulation layer, and the outer shell. The base coating is the layer which is in direct contact with the skin and its only purpose is to take away the moisture out of the skin.The insulation layer which lies over the base coating is used also to get the moisture out from the body; however, its main purpose is to isolate the body by means of confining the body heat. The external layer is the coat directly in contact with the outside surroundings. It is must be windproof, waterproof and contains a breathable passage for the moisture.Majority of snowboard pants possess two or three layers in one outfit. Most of them are waterproof, have thin external shell and an effective insulation layer. During hot weathers, you are allowed to wear the snowboarding pants only. Temporarily, when the climate turns colder, the base layer is put on beneath the snowboarding pants. However, when the climate becomes very cold, you have the right to use all the three layers although you are wearing extra insulation layer between the bottom layer and snowboarding pants.The following are some tips to consider when buying:• Do not wear normal pants during snowboarding. You really have to buy snowboarding pants specifically if you only start to learn the sports. Bear in mind that as a beginner, you are possible to stumble mostly on your behind or on with your knees. Thus, if you wear casual jeans there is a tendency that the ice would melt each time you fall down the snow and you will ultimately get soaked and cold.• If you buy snowboard pants, try to look the pants that will not touch the crotch area or the pants that has adequate room so you can be able to make your tricks comfortably.• You need to expect some rough falls. Therefore, you have to look for a snowboarding pants that has an extra padding intended for the knees and also the buttocks area because these parts of the body which commonly catch your falls. The additional padding can not provide you adequate protection but can minimize the chances of any harm plus the possibility of having your snowboarding pants damaged, therefore losing the waterproof capability.• Choose the pants with quality and not the price. If you want sufficient safeguard and durability, do not buy cheap snowboarding pants which will break after one day of practicing. If you like to become a professional, you have to buy the accurate snowboarding pants which will last until the time you become an expert already.• Select the pants that have the capability and not the fashion. Although it is nice that someone will notice you because of your cool outfit, it is still better to wear something that will provide you enough safeguard and will give you enormous comfort.

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