Intro to Photography: COMPOSITION Basics and Tips

What You'll Learn

Composition Basics and Tips is an interesting lecture, discussion, and slideshow on all the basics and some not so well known tips and techniques for improving your composition and thus your photos. Every successful photo has a great lighting, great subject, a great exposure, and a great composition. This class will help you see the light and use it and your subject to create the composition you really want.

You will learn the basics of portrait, travel/street, and nature photography. In addition, we will look at basic lighting considerations both natural and artificial. Cropping as a tool for a second layer of composition control in the editing process is also covered.

Send the instructor 2 images, if you would like to receive suggestions for improvement. Don't send your best images, those probably already have a great composition instead send ones that you like or you feel that are decent but that you are not in love with.

Who Should Take This

Photographers who are just starting out, and hobbyists/amateurs who want to get better will benefit from this class! Many participants take this class soon after or just before getting a new camera. (This content is covered in the all-day Hands On Intro to Digital Photography offering, but the all-day class is currently on hold due to the Corona virus.)

Presented By Steve Gandy

Steve Gandy

Steve Gandy is an educator, trainer, technology support professional and life-long photographer. Steve has introduced the ins-and-outs of digital photography to students young and old since 1995 and has been involved in education since 1978. His photography is varied but he focuses on nature, travel, and sports. Steve has contributed to training books and websites on Photoshop Elements, StarOffice/OpenOffice and other educational topics. He leads photographic tours to the southern Utah canyon lands.

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