I have been spending a lot of time lately focusing on productivity and learning methods. A lot of this studying has revolved around my job and image creation, film or video.
I work with cameras as a technician as my primary way of earning money. Though, in my free time I like to practice photography as well as consume it.
My main photographic interests and inspiration lie in reportage and portraits. I love an image that tells a story. From wide angle shots with several layers of action. To environmental and studio portraits, in which we search for the meaning in between the contours and emotion of a face.
When studying photography it is easy to become bogged down with the technical aspects of the craft. Who cares about the technicalities of a photograph? What should it matter if the image is slightly out of focus, or technically imperfect?
The only rule to photography is to just go out and do it
If there is meaning within your photography, then all of the technical imperfections will seem minuscule in comparison.
Following the rule above will help you to go out and create images. But it is also important to remember that, there are no rules. As long as you are out creating and telling stories through your lens.