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The Secrets of Great Photographic Composition

This seminar will bring out the secrets of photographic composition as exemplified by the masters of photography and painting. We will cover topics like the golden ratio, convergence, colour theory, and mood.

With all the buzz about new gear and new technology, it is very easy to forget about the fundamentals of the photograph. In this interactive seminar we will tear apart some of the greatest photos from the world's best photographers and find out what makes them great.

No equipment is necessary but after the talk you might want to look through the lens with a whole new frame of mind!

There are 15 spots available!
Don't miss this chance to train your eye!










A few words from past participants:

"The lecture was great, Joel is an excellent teacher. The content was full of great tips - glad I brought a notebook! Thanks Joel!" Sherri

"Joel is a gifted speaker and lecturer and I really enjoyed his artistic and historical approach to this subject. I've already signed up for another one!" Anne

"I enjoyed Joel's insight and the way he made everyone feel comfortable to interact." Howard

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm trying to find the website Joel mentioned where one could find, sell & buy all sorts of pictures but I can't find it. I think it was something .... arts but I didn't write it correctly. Could someone help me please... thanks a lot!

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I found it! It was 500 PX.

      July 14, 2013

  • Eddie

    Excellent class. I'm already looking at photography in a different light .. pun

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • stephane d.

    Great experience!!! Nice bunch of people! Will attend more

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent class, loved it and learned a lot. Thanks Joel!

    July 11, 2013

  • Bettina

    Another fab class by Joel: lots of learning intermixed with laughter. The images he had chosen to illustrate his points were very interesting and got me to look at photos in a new way.

    July 11, 2013

  • Christine

    Well worth the time and money. It was entertaining as well as informative - great group of people there too!

    July 11, 2013

  • Isabella

    Great speaker, clearly passionate about this stuff, very knowledgeable, well prepared with slides, topics to discuss, examples and a great space, welcomes comments and questions and is really pleasant. What more can you ask for? Really excellent. :)

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Ramesh S.

    Loved his teaching style. Very interactive. Looking forward to your new classes.

    July 10, 2013

  • Richard

    Joel ... Another excellent class. I learned a great deal that will help me capture much better images and help me to understand why I find other's images attractive.
    Enjoy the tip to BC. When you airport check out the White Spot restaurant and say hi to my friend Moe (Maurine) ... say hi for me if you get the chance (she is the best waitress in the place)

    July 10, 2013

  • Dan G.

    Amazing content, very informative

    July 10, 2013

  • Ramesh S.

    A couple of us are downstairs and the buzzer doesn't seem to be working!

    July 10, 2013

    • Ramesh S.

      Don't worry. We managed to sneak in

      July 10, 2013

  • Ramesh S.

    Sounds interesting.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • stephane d.

    I know its 179 George street, its a big building, is there a room number??? Its my first time there, Thanks!!!

    July 5, 2013

    • Dan G.

      Never had a problem finding Joel's meet ups, he even had a note saying "turn left off the elevator"

      July 7, 2013

  • Virginia G.

    out of town

    July 4, 2013

  • stephane d.

    This will be my first... Really looking forward to it. I shoot film, yes that's right. I guess I'm old.

    July 4, 2013

    • Mike G.

      Many of us started there

      1 · July 4, 2013

  • Boris L.

    Maybe next one, busy summer.

    July 4, 2013

  • Dan G.

    Yup Joel's insite has been nothing but helpful

    2 · July 4, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • Focal Press

    Focus Press provided many free photography books - Free to borrow.

  • Focus on Photo Tours

    $50 off any tour (not valid with any other discount)

  • Vistek

    Vistek was the exclusive supported of the CHEO Fund Raising Event

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