The rules of composition weren’t made for creative people!
The Rule of Thirds is the most overused and abused composition in photography. Composition is the art of how things fit together in your photograph, and no two photos are alike – so stop applying rules.
The great American photographer Edward Weston taught, “Composition is the strongest way of seeing.” I couldn’t agree more. Following “rules of composition” leads to predictable results. Rules are creativity killers.
I will walk you through my concept of practical composition that is guided by the relationships of the objects in your photograph, the story you wish to tell, and the mood you want to convey.
What we will cover:
- How to think about Style and Content first.
- How to direct the viewer with your composition.
- The three most important things to consider in every photograph.
- My top 8 Practical Composition Tips.
- . . .and much more!
Who should attend this LIVE presentation?
This presentation is suited for photographers of all levels. It presents a very different look at composition that is based on nearly five decades of experience with a camera and a solid foundation of cognitive psychology.
How can I help you?
There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.
Come prepared with questions.
90-Minute LIVE Interactive Photography Presentation.
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Award-Winning Photographer, Author, and Photo Educator
MY MISSION is to help photographers develop a solid understanding of
the 'Hows and Whys' behind making consistently great photographs.
As an award winning photographer with over 5 decades of experience, I have professional experience in nearly every genre of photography, from my start as a newspaper photojournalist to my position today as an internationally recognized photo educator. I love to share my experience to help new photographers fast track the learning curve to success with their cameras.
Virtual Photography Presentation FAQ’s
Registering After you register for a live virtual online presentation (webinar), you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online classroom (ZOOM), including a unique link for you to use. Each link will only allow 1 person to enter the class – so don't share it.
Do I need special software? Presentations are hosted and presented via ZOOM. Download all of the ZOOM Apps or Browser Extensions here: https://zoom.us/download.
How is the presentation structured? The presentation will begin promptly at the scheduled time. This is a LIVE presentation on the topic, followed by a LIVE Q&A. You will be able to share questions via the ZOOM chat or via the ZOOM video.
“You Are Being Recorded” Presentations will be recorded. Your comments and questions will be a part of the recording.
Paid attendees will receive an email with a link to view the video within 24 hours after the presentation concludes. The video replay will be available for 72 hours after the email notification is sent. There will be no exceptions.
Presentations can NOT be downloaded or shared These presentations are copyrighted by Joe Edelman / Joe Edelman PhotoGraphicS. I appreciate your support, and it's thanks to that support I can continue producing content!
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