Why do photographers need to be rebels?

The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them

This was the question put to Haje Jan Kamps by John “Nemo” Nemerovski on his Pixiq podcast, Click with Nemo. If you’ve not had a listen yet, it’s definitely worth sparing 18 minutes of your time to tune in. As Nemo says, Haje takes photography seriously, yet his books and spoken comments are lively and far-reaching, with a sense of humor – and we couldn’t agree more!

On the podcast, Haje talks about his latest book, The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them. The book, which takes you through the different aspects of shooting from planning to processing, is an essential guide for all new photographers who want to learn how to take good photographs – and then to take great ones. As Haje explains, photographers need to be rebels in order to make their mark, to stand out from the crowd. Learning the rules will teach you the photographic fundamentals; breaking the rules will make your photography creative and exciting. But of course, you first need to know the rules in order to break them.

In the interview you’ll hear Haje and Nemo exploring everything from depth of field and focus to street and travel photography, as well as the One Rule Never to Break. You’ll also hear mention of EVIL cameras. It might sound sinister, but EVIL photography is, in fact the ‘hottest recent development in digital imaging’ according to our resident photo-geeks. If this catches your attention be sure to check out Haje’s Creative EVIL Photography.

Haje Jan Kamps

Haje Jan Kamps - he doesn't look so evil


Listen to the interview here.


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Rachel Silverlight

Assistant Editor at Ilex Photo, Rachel's made just about every mistake it's possible to make with a camera from lens caps left on to films not loaded. All in all, better at looking at photos than taking them.

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