Now that you know that an f-stop is different than the focal length and understand how ISO effects shutter speed, it’s time for you to learn the rules of composition, so you can break them.
Take two steps forward
The first thing you’ll learn to do is to take two steps forward before shooting almost every photo.
The next lesson is take two steps back for any photo where you don’t take two steps forward.
Lose the confusion about what makes a good composition
Good composition has a valid and tested set of rules that are important for every artist, including photographers. Understanding how they work and why they are important is one of the primary steps to becoming a better photographer.
This class will teach you the best skills to use these rules. Including -
- The Rule of Thirds
- Simple triangles
- The Golden Ratio
- Foreground and background objects
- Lighting as a compositional tool
Understanding the Rule of Thirds or the Golden Ratio is a little more complex. But not so complex that it’s beyond the grasp of a photographer.
What do you know about S-Curve composition or Perspective compositon? How does lighting affect composition?
Do you know how to use foreground objects as compositon tools?
In fact, once you understand how every object in your photo contributes to its compositional success, you’ll begin to enjoy looking through the viewfinder exploring how each object relates to the other and how their arrangement contributes to making a better photo.
You’ll leave the class with confidence about simplifying your composition so your photos do a better job of telling the story of what you saw.
This will be a hands-on class where you will shooting photographs and seeing the results of what you’ve learned. You’ll also get a set of handouts with a Photographer’s Carry Guide for Composition so you can always make the proper composition decision.
- Cost: $45
- Class Length: 90 minutes.
- Requirements: Pre-registration.
- Call Ohio Photo Classes (614-???-????) for information.
- Class Materials: Provided. Bring your camera.
- Location: Ohio Photo Classes, 11½A in Uptown Westerville.
Class size limited to 12 photographers. Register early! Credit card, check or cash. Pre-registration required.
There are two versions of this class.
This one for Point & Shoot photographers.
The other class is for Digital SLR photographers.
Make sure you sign up for the proper class!