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Composition - The Best Class you'll Ever take to Improve your Photography!

Composition - The Best Class you'll Ever take to Improve your Photography!
Instructor Joe Fitzpatrick


Let's face it – some people have an eye for composition and some don't. Learning the “rules” of composition will help you think each picture through before hitting the shutter button. Once you learn the “rules” you can break them!

Take it from the judges of photo competitions:  Most images don't merit because of glaring composition errrors!

Students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. You will also understand why some of the previous images taken work so well and why you and other people like them so much.

This class is very interactive and includes lots of examples to help students absorb the information through repetition.

We examine a variety of genres, including location portraits and street photography, landscapes and cityscapes, and static and action scenes.

The Rule of Thirds

Working the Lines in Your Photography (how to use horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines)

Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot From

Photographing People

Getting Horizons Horizontal

Getting Images Straight

Fill Your Frame

Creating Negative Space for Impact

Getting Backgrounds Right

Framing Your Shots

How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your Photography

4 Rules of Composition for Landscape Photography

Breaking the ‘Rules’ of Composition

Bring any pictures you'd like critiqued or just bring yourself!

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  • Shelley P.

    Great class. Joe is a good teacher with a lot of suggestions for improving our work. Speaks to multiple levels of students effectively.

    May 22, 2014

  • Jack D.

    I plan on being there.

    2 · May 20, 2014

  • Shelley P.

    What do we need to bring? Looking forward to this class & saying goodbye for the summer!

    1 · May 20, 2014

    • Peggy

      Bring note taking materials. This is one of the few lecture type classes we offer.

      May 20, 2014

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