You find yourself best when you just go according to the photography rules or when breaking it? which made you give the best outcome? Share a photograph which you consider as best from which you have clicked if possible.
There is an old saying, 'rules are for fools but provide guidance to the wise.' We all have to learn the rules of any art before we are wise enough to know when to break them.
I get the best results when I use the appropriate technique for the photograph that I want to take, that technique may or may not follow the rule book, but I've been taking photographs since 1958 so I probably do it all instinctively.
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