I'm an absolute newbie to photography, I've not taken a picture since 1987 with a little camera, not sure but I think it was a Kodak Extralite? It took 110 cartridges.
Not touched photography since then but I find myself with an abundance of spare time nowadays and wanting to take it up, just as a hobby, not to show off my pictures or anything I just want to take some decent pictures for my own enjoyment.
Are the hints in this thread actually any good? I'm not trying to compose professional stuff here, I don't want it displayed in a gallery.
If it's good advice I'll do my best to take it to heart but will that be trying too hard?
There's a few old ruined castles around here that i'd like to walk around and capture some images of, would these general rules still hold true in that case? I imagine most of my shots would be quite wide, since a castle is a big thing and I just wonder if the rules translate if you get what I mean.