Practical Composition

Creating Great Images Without Rules!

Practical CompositionThe 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.

In this presentation, I will walk you through my concept of practical composition that is guided by the relationships of the objects in your photograph and the story you wish to tell and the mood you want to convey.

What you will learn:

  • How to think about Style and Content first
  • How to direct the viewer with your composition
  • The 3 most important things to consider in every photograph
  • My top 8 Practical Composition Tips
  • … and much more!

This presentation is suited for photographers of all levels. It presents a very different look at composition that is based on nearly 5 decades of experience with a camera and a solid foundation of cognitive psychology.

Details About This Photography Presentation by Joe Edelman

Duration:  90 minutes with time for Q&A
Available as an In-Person or Virtual Presentation.

Intended Audience:
Photographers of all skill levels. This is an excellent Camera Club talk that can be presented in person or virtually.

Set up Needed:
In-Person: This presentation requires the use of a digital projector and screen or a large-screen TV with an HDMI connection.
Virtual: This presentation works very well virtually.  I can host up to 100 people via ZOOM, or I can present on your organization’s account. The presentation is made from a professional Livestream studio with professional lighting and sound.

If you would like to have me present at your event, CLICK HERE to contact me.

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