Briefly...

The objective of this course is to teach the guidelines of composition to new photographers. Although many established photographers tend to think that there is no such thing as “correct composition”, you will learn why these guidelines exist and can then choose if you will abide by them or not. After you learn about composition, your eyes will start to notice the interesting shapes that are surrounding you.

Practical Info

  • Level

    Beginner   Intermediate
  • 7 Maximum participants

  • All camera brands are accepted

  • Accepted Cameras

    Point-and-shoot   Bridge or Hybrid   Reflex Camera SLR   Film Camera
  • Duration

    3h30
  • Workshop in english

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Composing and Analyzing Images

3h30

The objective of this course is to teach the guidelines of composition to new photographers. Although many established photographers tend to think that there is no such thing as “correct composition”, you will learn why these guidelines exist and can then choose if you will abide by them or not. After you learn about composition, your eyes will start to notice the interesting shapes surrounding you. Once you have become aware of them, all you have to do is appropriately position yourself to see them appear in your viewfinder. We will discuss where the theories of composition derive from in order to have a better understanding of how relevant they are in making an interesting photo. 

This workshop will teach you:

- The theories of the rule of thirds, filling the frame, perspective, balance, leading lines, symmetry, patterns, background, depth, and cropping

- The history of the theory of composition

- Where to place your subject to make more interesting photos

You will leave the class trusting your photographic judgment, maybe even feeling that the composition guidelines are second nature to you. 

The workshop is split into three sections: a theoretical explanation, a hands-on practice session, and a debriefing of the class at a nearby café. During the debriefing, we will review and discuss the class’ photographs. 

The workshop is composed of a theoretical part, practical training and a debriefing.

Key Details

- This artistic development class is part of a pack of 4 workshops (14 hours), with workshops No 6, 7 & 8, coming with a discount
- Number of hours for this course - 3.30 hours. Depending on the number of students, the course can be completed in 2.30 hours, 3 hours or 3.30 hours. With a very small number of participants, the quality of the class and the time allocated to each one to ask questions allows the course duration to be reduced in order to keep the chosen dates and avoid cancellations. For more information, see our Terms of use page
- A meeting form with the exact meeting point will be sent to you by email 8 to 5 days before the class
- Students under 17 years old are welcome if a grown-up comes along (2 places needed)

Our clients feedbacks

07/17/2018
5/5
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07/16/2018
5/5
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07/16/2018
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07/9/2018
5/5
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07/8/2018
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07/5/2018
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07/5/2018
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07/1/2018
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06/30/2018
5/5
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06/25/2018
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06/24/2018
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06/18/2018
5/5
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06/17/2018
5/5
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06/11/2018
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06/10/2018
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(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 7pm

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