I am writing my thesis and in many cases I want to take the reader through an example. For example:
Besides the advanced composition rules, it is also important to have a set of basic rules to help in controlling some of the elements of the frame. For example, I may want to have a river across the diagonal of the frame yet I want some animals near the river to be in the top-left corner of the frame. I can use the diagonal dominance rule on the river to assure that it is shown diagonally but the other advanced rules cannot be of any use for placing the animal in the top-left corner of the frame. For this, I have implemented the following basic composition rules and found them to be enough for most applications:
As you can see, I am talking the reader through an example to help distinguish how basic composition rules are also important. So which is better to use here, "I" or "We" meaning I and the reader? Or actually, is the second case even understood in English writing or it will be understood as there are many authors, or the author is showing off?
I don't feel comfortable with "I" because it gives a personal feeling to the statement. In other words, how am I important here? So it is some experiment that I have done so that I must say I.