Spoken like someone who really understands the complexity of being a human....
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It's not tethered, but I'd say a 1 frame drift over 24 hours aint bad.
No one is "outraged" by the simplicity of the video. It's thesis is weak. Some folks are just pointing that out.
Very big congratulations! More theory/technique/breakdowns. Less click bait headlines.
Hard hitting really does sum it up.
"Using these techniques correctly will almost ensure that your image will be aesthetically pleasing, because of our human biology, but you do run the risk of creating images that are predictable, common, and quite frankly, boring. I'm sure when you first saw a bird's eye view of a coffee cup you were like, "Whoa, what a unique perspective," but now that every teenage girl on Instagram is flooding our shared creative space with these images you're probably like, "Please stahp.""
The compositional technique isn't the problem in your example. The subject is. A well composed image will always "feel" better than a poorly composed image. What you decide to photograph/shoot/draw/whatever is entirely up to you. Yes, a top down of a coffee cup is ubiquitous, but a top down of foot print on the summit of Mt Everest would be pretty rad. Both images would tell a story, one story is just way cooler than the other. The whole rules are meant to be broken thing is fun to say, and fun to play with, but in practice I don't think it really holds water. They aren't rules because someone made them up a long time ago and forced them on the people. They are rules because over time we've found that they just work. Full stop.
A nice companion piece to this one (which I believe you guys linked to a while back?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwk3YFknyNA&list=PLh9dfmI5G_OxsUKEcnH3CS...
Adding to the composition is contrast, be it color, value, or detail. A lot of the examples in the video above also employ some pretty heavy color contrast that also really draws your eye. Good times.