Photographic Composition Course
Offered: Tuesday evenings September 5th through 26th and November 7th through 28th ~ 7pm to 9pm
My favorite class to teach, hands down! Learn the literature of camerawork and what makes some photographs strong and some weak. Then make more interesting photographs yourself! Join us for a spirited exploration and conversations on what makes some photographs work, and others fall by the wayside. We look at Composition’s tenets and we look at your work, so bring it! Photography is an art and as such wants to be practiced by you.
Using Richard Zakia’s seminal work Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide, we will explore as a group the craftwork of making photographs visually compelling. Learning photographic composition as a tool teaches us the vernacular to converse about and thus practice better photography. It will transform your visual sense. You can use any camera you want, even your iPhone.
This class is offered on four concurrent weekly evenings from 7 to 9 pm. Early in the evenings we will explore geometrics, figure, ground, depth, framing, camera angle, light, shadow and more. Later in the class period we will share work from assignments, yes, there are light assignments! This is the class where you can refine your work quickly with deliberation, so jump in! It’s for avid photographers who want to improve their vision. Enrollment is limited. This is NOT a camera class, so bring the camera you like to use and are comfortable with.