on photographic “rules” and why I tell my students that I don’t teach “rules”.

Predicted Behaviour. ┬áThat’s what happens when beginners hear you say that “it’s supposed to be like this, or like that” and pretty soon everyone is doing exactly what they “selectively heard”. Specifically, I am talking about two very common “rules” they will have read or heard somewhere, but minus the context of the entire conversation. […]