Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
Santa Monica Rooftop
Work with the elements. This location shot was done on the roof of a Santa Monica apartment building on a foggy spring morning. The white background is the fog backlit by the sun. One light with a grid on it was used for lighting the model.
Use three lights, one fitted with a red gel, the next fitted with a green gel and the last fitted with blue gel, to create all the colors of a rainbow in your photographs.