Gross and Shapiro 72-80
This reading was very interesting because it invites the reader to experiment with photography. When we are learning how to take pictures and what we think is important, sometimes that can consume us and our creativity and sometimes that can lead to some not so exciting images.
The authors mention using things like changing angles, lenses and framing to make the images more interesting. I can honestly say, even though it doesn't always show, these are things I look for in every shot. How can I make this picture more visually interesting but at the same time keep a focus on the subject or event? I feel like if you can answer that and just be willing to try new things, even if it doesn't work out or you don't get the shot you want it's still a step in the right direction.
I think the most important section of the piece is the list of rules and then the list of how to break them. We all hear about shooting at high noon and how it's awful or rule of thirds is important, but it's nice to read something that allows experimentation and almost defiance because with freedom comes more room for creativity and creativity equals fresh ideas and hopefully really interesting and thought provoking images.