The Art of Composition

“The Art of Composition” – Dates TBA. Location: The Bragg Creek Centre, Bragg Creek, Alberta. Attendance is limited so book your place without delay (see bottom of this page).

“Composition is the placement or arranging of visual elements or ingredients within a work of art as opposed to the subject itself” (Wikipedia). In this course we will explore the various visual elements that make up a photograph and how they can be used in order to create the results you are looking for. There are some rules or guidelines for composition that can be useful, though it is important not to become a slave to them. However, understanding the Rule of Thirds, the Golden Mean and other proven design guidelines will help you make photographs that are pleasing to the viewer. They will also help you tell your visual story. Once understood you will be better equipped to then break the rules. The constraints inherent in photography can be a benefit because they can help the photographer zero-in on a subject and compose to best effect. We will learn about these constraints and how to use them to benefit your photography.

In order to gain the most from this course you should already have a sound understanding of camera control, particularly exposure, depth-of-field, and white balance. If you have not already done so, you may want to consider attending my Fundamentals Of Camera Control course first.

Attendance is limited in order to encourage interaction and discussion. 

Comprehensive course notes are provided. However, I suggest you bring a notebook with you in case you want to make some notes of your own. Please bring your camera, lenses, and camera manual so that you can refer to them when needed.

This course comprises of four, two hour lessons. The fee per person is $180.00 (Canadian) payable in advance (sorry, no refunds). To see all payment options please follow the PayPal link during checkout. Location: The Bragg Creek Centre, 23 White Avenue, Bragg Creek, Alberta.