The majority of photos I see every day (on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, blogs, you name it) are made to impress other photographers. Perfect composition! How did you do that with an iPhone?! That ISO range is INSANE! How boring we must seem to everyone else. You have a gift.
I’ve spent hours researching the origins of the rules of photographic composition at my local library. There’s very little hard evidence offered to support most claims of one composition being superior to another. It just “looks better.” This drives my science-loving mind crazy. One such rule is the