In this class you’ll learn about human vision and perception and why certain things tend to catch our eye more than others. We’ll review images on a projector to learn why some compositions work and others not so much. You’ll go far beyond the general “rules” of composition and learn when to break those “rules” intentionally. We’ll discuss how framing, context, subject isolation, juxtaposition and other advanced techniques affect the way your images are perceived by your audience.
Advanced Composition includes an interactive discussion style lecture in the studio PLUS a hands on field session. In the classroom session, we’ll discuss ideas and concepts while reviewing images on the projector. The field session will provide hands on opportunities to apply these concepts to real world scenarios.
- When to Break the “Rules” of Composition
- Human Vision and Perception
- What is Composition Really About?
- Framing and Subject Isolation
- Context and Juxtaposition
- What You'll Need:
- Follow Up With:
- - Any digital camera with a removable lens
- OR advanced point & shoot with manual controls
- Camera instruction manual
- Fully charged camera battery
- Memory card
- Any lenses or accessories you already have
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Appropriate weather gear
Digital Camera DSLR Crash Course