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Composition Essentials

Online - 2 hr Class

  • 175 US dollars
  • Location 1

Service Description

You may own the most expensive photo equipment and have the latest array of software for tweaking your images but it’s all for naught if you haven’t quite figured out the fundamentals of how to put together a well-balanced composition. Photographers wishing to improve their skills and move beyond the point-and-shoot mentality have much to consider. Just as there are clear guidelines pertaining to writing, music, sculpture, etc. there are similar parameters that apply to the two-dimensional arts like painting, photography, and printmaking. Creating a well-crafted composition takes time, patience, imagination, consideration, experimentation, and of course being at the right place at the right time. A few days before each class participants will send me 15 jpgs of their photographs which I will re-edit, correct compositional flaws and set my final edited image next to your initial image. This is a great way to learn composition in conjunction with photo-editing and finalizing imagery. This is how I teach my college level classes. It is called a critique. You will learn step by step with visual aids/slide presentation, along with questions and answers how to navigate your way through your chosen environment in creating a well-balanced harmonious photographic composition, and a great deal more. This class also includes an introduction to photo-editing. For those wishing to evolve their photographic skills editing is essential. "The way in which to create harmony within your frame is to be acutely aware of how all the forms interrelate with each other. When possible, keep the forms within your composition from overlapping, intersecting, or becoming tangent with each one another. When forms unnecessarily conjunct the integrity of each form is compromised. The purity of the form is destroyed, and this is without doubt picked up by the viewer." Zoom is a great way to learn online photographic skills!

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Santa Fe, NM, USA

    + 505-328-5061

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