When my photo instructors at Sacramento City College, Dick Fleming and the late Andy Delucia, came up with the “10 Rules of Photography,” they rattled them off in a extemporaneous, stream-of-consciousness fashion. They did it on a whim more out of humor than anything else. They never wrote them down (in fact I had to call up Fleming to get the rules in order and it took him a little while to remember) but in each rule there are little gems of truth that are universal throughout photography (save one which has been rendered obsolete in the digital age).
So now that I’ve gone through them all here’s a review of the 10 rules and links to each of the blog posts/columns I’ve written about them.
#10: Always have film.