The most popular photography tip right now is the “three-second rule.” This is a photographic technique that is becoming more and more popular. Basically, it is to take a photograph that you want to use, and hold it for a few seconds before you post it. This gives you a visual cue that you’re working with time.
I am not a huge fan of the three-second rule. It really seems like a gimmick that is trying to sell more photos. The problem here is that there is a huge difference between a rule and a guideline. They are two separate things. A rule is an objective guideline that one should follow. A guideline is a subjective thing that one should not follow; it is an opinion. The three-second rule is a guideline.
In photography there is a big difference between rules and guidelines. Here, I said that I don’t like the three-second rule because it is subjective and should not be followed. We are talking about a guideline here, which is the opinion of a photographer. And how to follow this guideline is a question of personal taste. A photojournalist would always want their pictures to be in the moment. But a photo editor would be more concerned with making a certain style of photo look good.
It is true that photographers do not like the three-second rule, but that rule is merely a guideline. A photographer might say that he does not like it because it is subjective and that it is a guideline. But this is actually a very important guideline. We think the three-second rule is subjective because it is a rule, but we are referring to the photographer’s opinion, not the rule itself. If the rule is subjective, then it is arbitrary.
I think the 3-second rule is more of a guideline than a rule. After all, if you decide that a rule should be subjective, then you must then explain why it is subjective. I’m not saying this to be argumentative, just to illustrate how subjective rules can be.
It’s true that most “rule” photographers will state that they shoot at a rate of 3-second intervals. But that is just because we like the way they do it. The rule is just something we like to say, as a general guideline. When we say 3-second intervals, we mean 3-second intervals if we are talking about someone who shoots at a constant rate of 3-second intervals.
While it is true that most rule-photographers will shoot at a constant rate of 3-second intervals, there are a lot of exceptions. The most notable one is the rule of thirds. If you’re shooting something at a fixed rate of 3-second intervals, you can be sure that your subject is going to be in the center of your frame.
I see this rule all the time, especially when I’m shooting at something that moves too fast for me to keep up with. But, I know that there are exceptions too. The rule of thirds isn’t the only exception to the 3-second rule though. Another good one is the rule that all things appear on the left side of your frame.
Another good example of this rule is the way that I shot my photos. I usually take a photo at 2-second intervals, then I change my focus to the left side of the frame, and then I have to re-focus all over again. This is because I have a habit of taking pictures with a tripod, and then I try to use that same tripod to shoot the same photo at the same rate of 3-second intervals.
This rule of thumb is actually not a rule at all. There are some people who will only use a single focus point. But the 3-second rule is much more common. In fact, if you look at the photos that I have taken in the last few years, I’ve taken at least 9 photos at 2-second intervals, and then I change my focus to the left side of the frame, and then I have to re-focus the photo again.