When we first start perception and interpretation of what we are observing, normal physiological and psychological responses take over. This means that from a very early age, we are forming concepts of composition that guide our eye and interpretation of images; this is our outlook on the world around us, concepts that are unique to the individual. As we gain more and more knowledge, not only of artistic endeavors, but also from our experiences in the world, we form a unique set of compositional rules; perhaps it is better to call them guidelines. This forced me to ask a very important question: “What is the relationship of your psychological compositional rules (guidelines?) to those of formal art training? This book is my answer.