Creative Composition Basics and Beyond in Chinatown

“Composition is the strongest way of seeing.” Edward Weston

How would you like to be able to take better photos almost instantly?


The weather looks clear for Saturday so let's get out there and shoot!

In this fun and educational event, you'll discover composition techniques that improve every single photo you take from now on.

  • Do you sometimes wonder exactly where to put the subject of your photo?
  • Are you uncertain about what should be in the frame?
  • Are you sometimes disappointed in the shot you get?

Then join us and discover how to capture the beauty of the moment by discovering how to see the hidden structure of the scene. Once you see it, you can shoot it!

This is a "no technical jargon zone", so if you're a total beginner, I promise that you will feel at ease and totally comfortable in this relaxed and fun setting.  WE will start at the entrance of Chinatown where I will teach you the composition techniques, and then we'll all practice what we learned using some fun activities I have designed for you. 

After a while, we'll come back and share our results with each other so you can see the difference in your photos.  During this time, I'll be happy to answer any questions you have and give you helpful feedback if you'd like.  Then once you are totally confident with the technique, you'll learn how to use it in even more ways.

What makes this meetup unique is that I am NOT going to overload you with a bunch of technical stuff and useless information (we just forget that stuff anyway, right?).

Instead, my promise to you is that you will walk away with three techniques you can use for the rest of your life to take better photos. Even something as simple as a staircase can take your breath away if you get the composition right.

Whether your interests are taking photos of people, nature, architecture, landscape, or even close-up (also called macro photography), this workshop will improve the results you get with every picture by making you aware of some simple guidelines (not rules) for composition.

If you'd like to take better pictures, then go ahead and put your RSVP in right away. If you are one of the 40 people who attended the composition class I held at the Library last month, this will be a chance for you to practice what you learned that day in a new setting. Chinatown is a dynamic, visually rich setting for this class and a great place to try out what you have learned.

If this is your first class focused on composition, this class is also perfect for you. I will provide a hand out and step by step guidance so you can clearly understand and apply the secrets to successful composition immediately.

At the end of class we will meetup for tea and cookies in a local bakery. This optional social time is my  favorite part of the session. We get to take a look at your best photos from the day and learn from each other. Good composition is the key to great photography. And constructive conversation is key to discovering what makes some of your photos more exciting than others.

TUITION: $20.

TRANSPORTATION:

The closest T stop is Chinatown on the Orange Line. There are several parking lots near Chinatown. One is across the street in the Leather District, entrance on Beech Street.  You may also find street parking in the Leather District. It is best not to drive into Chinatown since there is very little parking and you may sit in traffic.   You could also park in the lot at the Boston Common and then allow about 20 minutes to walk over to Chinatown.

WEATHER:

This time of year, weather is unpredictable. So I will send out a confirmation Saturday morning to let you know if there has been a change in plans. Please watch your email for this and ck your spam folder just in case it goes there.

You will get a full refund should we need to change due to weather.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! We are going to have a great time. Hope you will come out and join us. You will be amazed at how much you can learn about how to Take Better Pictures in just 2 hours with this great group of photographers.

Suzanne

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  • Dominika

    Great class! So many interesting spots to photograph - thank you Suzanne

    March 9, 2013

    • suzanne

      My Pleasure. I love to see what you all notice and shoot. Always inspiring to teach this class.

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like you all did great work. I hope to be at the next meetup.

    March 12, 2013

    • suzanne

      Hi Nadine, Yes we had a wonderful day. Looking forward to seeing you next time.

      March 12, 2013

  • suzanne

    Awesome group! It was quite cold out but this group did not let them from getting the great shots. But we did all enjoy the hot drinks and cookies at Crown Bakery at the end of the shoot. Great photos can be seen in the album.

    March 12, 2013

  • Tatiana

    Thank you so much for this beautiful day and great class!

    March 10, 2013

  • Andrea

    Loved the class -- great area for photography!

    March 9, 2013

  • Linda

    Great class, Suzanne! Can't wait to see all the photos.

    March 9, 2013

  • helena

    wish i could! next time.

    March 9, 2013

    • suzanne

      Hi Helena, Sorry you cant' make it today, looking forward to seeing you soon! There will be a shoot on the 23rd. Location TBD. Suzanne

      March 9, 2013

  • suzanne

    Hi Lisa, How exciting that you are getting new furniture. Just sorry it has been re-scheduled for today. I hope you have been taking lots of photos since the flower class... I will be offering a new workshop on the 23rd. Perhaps you can make that one.

    March 9, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hi Suzanne, Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the session today. Due to the storm my furniture delivery was re-scheduled to this afternoon.

    March 9, 2013

  • suzanne

    Hi Jessica, I understand. Hope to see you at a future event.

    March 8, 2013

  • Jessica

    I can't come tomorrow. I signed up when the date was posted as the 23rd. Sorry!

    March 8, 2013

  • suzanne

    HI Charyl, I think you got far more snow where you live than we got here in the city. Here roads are all clear.Good luck digging out where you live, and hope to see you next time. Suzanne

    March 8, 2013

  • suzanne

    Hi Nadine, So Sorry you can't make it tomorrow!But I understand the storm today put you behind schedule. We are going to have a great shoot. The weather looks fantastic for tomorrow now that the storm in over. Hope to see you next time. Suzanne

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll have to catch the next event. I didn't get some things done today thst I'll have to get to tomorrow. Have fun!

    March 8, 2013

  • Charyl C.

    Really bad weather, sorry

    March 8, 2013

  • Moriah

    Have a new camera and eager to use it.

    March 6, 2013

  • suzanne

    Hi Gretchen, It is on March 9th. Sorry for the confusion, The meetup form filled in an auto date of the 23rd and I had to go back in and change it manually. Hope you can join us this Saturday the 9th. Suzanne

    March 6, 2013

    • gretchen

      no, I can't make it this Saturday. :o(

      March 6, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Sorry date not good for me. Hopefully next time

    March 6, 2013

  • gretchen

    Is this March 23rd or March 9th?

    March 6, 2013

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