Anybody who has driven on the roads (or even walked) in India would know that the only rule that reigns here is that there are no rules. However it’s not always a good idea not to follow rules. Take the ordered cosmos of photography for instance- there are rules and then you follow them.
Just a few weeks ago I was spending the night at a place where I could actually see stars. The temptation was too great for me to resist and I was soon trying my hand at star trails for the first time despite going against some basic rules.
Rule 1: Never attempt star trail photography on full moon night
A full moon means lots of light and at long exposures it literally makes the night look like day making it hard to identify the stars
Rule 2: Always use a tripod to do star trail photographs
Considering the long exposures it is impossible to hold the camera still in hand. If not you will land up with start squiggles