The single-most important route to great photography is composition. It’s not the camera, it’s your eye. Come with whatever you have. From smartphone to film to digital, from amateur to pro model, composition remains the same — and knowing how it works will change the way you look at the world through a lens. In the first session we will examine scores of photos to flesh out the various ways of seeing, showing how each of the principals mentioned above apply to the best of them. We’ll end the session with your own ‘favorite’ photos, ones you took and sent in when you signed up for the course. You’ll be amazed how many followed the rules we’ll be exploring.
For an assignment the class will be asked to send in more photos – or take new ones – that apply specifically to the rules of composition we’ve discussed. The second session will cover the two remaining topics – portraiture and storytelling and then go over the photos the class has taken, discussing how they follow the rules of composition and sum up the lessons.
Just two classes and you’ll be amazed at how much your photography will improve.