Perfecting Composition & Exposure

CANC_DSC3677Description: Composition and exposure are two of the most important aspects of photography, and perfecting your skills at both can take you to the next level.  Join master photographer and author Sean Arbabi as he shares his special charm and vast experience with the goal of creating incredible photographs.

Many are overwhelmed by the subject of exposure and confused by composition and frustrated by their results.  How many times have you had an amazing scene in front of you yet didn't have an idea on how to best document it? Or wondered why your images lacked impact when compared to others?  When it comes to exposure and composition, this course will show you how to plan, what to look for, and how to capture it, adding quality to your photography!  Sean's goal is to explain things in a way that makes sense, in a process you can learn from.  By the end of his Powerpoint-style presentation, you’ll have gained the knowledge to feel more comfortable handling all types of scenes, producing better quality images with less post-processing.

Sean will lecture about composition from 10:30am until 12:30pm, break for lunch, and jump into exposure from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  Questions are welcome throughout the lecture, and topics will include compositional guidelines, training your eye, metering, various camera functions, and more.  Feel free to bring your camera and/or laptop, and fully-loaded workstations are also available.


About Sean: As a full-time commercial photographer for over 20 years, Sean captures everything from adventure to wildlife, landscapes to people, travel to studio work and brings enthusiasm, 30 years of experience, powerful presentations, and high quality work to educate, entertain, and inspire.  Besides bringing a wealth of photographic knowledge and experience, Sean has a passion for turning what he sees in front of him into a powerful photograph that connects with others. His second book, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography, published by Random House in December 2011 is a testament of Sean's passion.  He brings his unique perspective on each topic with a touch of real world scenarios, as well as a philosophical angle to tap into his thought process and your unique view of the natural world.  In over 14 years of teaching photography in the field and online, Sean has the knack for helping students rise to another level with their work.

Fees: $185

Register:  Go to:, call Brad @ (415)[masked], or email: [masked]


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  • Laura M.

    Loved the way the information was presented and felt I got a lot out of it. The room was really way too hot and not Sean's fault but felt it needed mentioning.

    June 29, 2013

    • Sean A.

      Thanks Laura- I agree! Passed on the info to the owner and hope to have more options if it ever happens again.

      1 · June 30, 2013

    • Laura M.

      I've already been putting into practice equivalent exposures and reading your book. Thank you so much!

      1 · July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great event :) Tell Brad hello for me!

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Sean A.

      will do Robert- I recognize you from my days stoppin' in to K&S.

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Sean A.

    We had a baking hot day which made it a bit tough but all my students were great- big thanks!

    June 30, 2013

  • Sean A.

    Paul and Ski - I noticed you both listed that you were attending this weekend's "Perfecting Composition & Exposure" workshop, but I didn't have you as registered. Let me know if you'd like to join us- we have more slots left. You can register here:


    June 26, 2013

  • Laura M.

    yes I've already registered and looking forward to it!

    June 20, 2013

    • Sean A.

      Great- I see you on the list- see you Saturday morning!

      June 25, 2013

  • Sean A.

    We have a nice group this weekend, and still have a few more slots available- come and join us!

    June 25, 2013

  • Sean A.

    Thanks again for your interest in my June San Francisco workshop. If you haven't already, please register at:, call Brad @ (415)[masked], or email: [masked]

    Thank you!

    June 3, 2013

  • Sean A.

    Thanks for rsvp'ing to this event everyone! If you are serious about joining me that day, make sure to register through the Future Light link above to insure your spot- spots are limited.

    Thank you,

    May 7, 2013

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