Following Design Templates
Quite simply, following design guidelines like "the rule of thirds", "the zone system", or any other conceptual templates, will lead a photographer to create a photograph just like so many existing photographs. Photographing within some arbitrary conceptual scope only stifles creativity, placing unnecessary restrictions on an already very restrictive art form.
This is not to say that a photographer should go out of their way to avoid the rules. In truth, "thinking outside the box" is just as restrictive as thinking inside it. Forget about the box already!
As we grow and evolve as artists, we all come to rely to some extent on certain ways of approaching familiar subjects. Over time, this approach becomes our unique take on the world around us – our own style of photography. Developing a recognizable style is a great thing for any artist, especially if that style grows and changes over time. However, we should recognize the difference between style and rote memorization of rules, and we should never let other artist's views on photography get in the way of our own creativity!
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Legend has it the origin of hyacinth, the highly fragrant, bell-shaped flower, can be traced back to a young Greek boy named Hyakinthos. As the story goes, two gods – Apollo the sun god, and Zephyr the god of the west wind – adored Hyakinthos and competed for his attention. One day, while Apollo was teaching Hyakinthos the art of throwing a discus, Zephyr, in a jealous rage, blew the discus back, killing Hyakinthos with a strike to the head. Apollo named the flower that grew from Hyakinthos's blood hyacinth.