Practical Composition

Creating Great Images Without Rules!

Practical CompositionComposition is the art of how things fit together in your photograph, and no two photos are alike – so stop applying rules that make your photographs predictable

The Rule of Thirds is the most overused and abused composition in photography.

The great American photographer Edward Weston taught, “Composition is the strongest way of seeing.” Following “rules of composition” leads to predictable results. Rules are creativity killers.

In this presentation, Joe will walk you through his practical composition method guided by the relationships of the objects in your photograph, 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.
  • 8 practical composition tips that will improve your photography immediately.
  • … 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 five decades of experience with a camera and a solid foundation in 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 excellent Camera Club talk 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 present on your organization’s account. The presentation is made from a professional Livestream studio with professional lighting and sound.

Joe Edelman Presenting on Stage

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