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Learn the rules of composition and then break them.”

Look up ‘photography composition’ on the Internet, and you’re likely to come across an endless number of resources that suggest this approach to learning composition.  

I’ve never found this advice to be very helpful, though, have you?  It’s vague and downplays the importance of using structure as the backbone of creativity.

What You’ll Learn Instead

In this workshop, you’ll gain a solid understanding of how compositional elements and the tools of compositional arrangement work together to create a compelling landscape or nature image.

You will learn how to see light, lines, shapes, color, contrast, and many other elements in a scene, and how they can be used to support your main subject. 

You’ll also gain insights into how different compositional arrangements (rule of thirds, dynamic symmetry, golden ratio, etc.) are used to strengthen your visual message based on how our brains perceive information. 

You will also receive a simple and actionable six-step process for how to approach composition that eliminates confusion, indecision, and frustration. You will learn how to compose with clarity!

Next Offerings:

March 4, 2021 7:00 – 9:00pm (EST)

March 18, 2021 7:00 – 9:00pm (EST)

March 25, 2021 7:00 – 9:00pm (EST)

"As with all the courses Brenda does she is well prepared, the concepts are clear and the examples are good. I got a lot out of the course."
"This workshop was packed with useful information. It will take me many hours in the field to unpack and put to use everything that Brenda conveyed in these two short hours of instruction!"
"The best thing about this workshop is that I got to hear what Brenda's thought process was while composing her photos. Also seeing what did and didn't work (and why it didn't work) from the creator's point of view in a live presentation was so much more instructive than reading it out of a book."
"The workshop was very well organized and the materials were professionally presented in a very clear and concise manner. I learned a lot and feel that my money was well spent."
"The workshop was well structured and very informative. A great resource to any photographer."
"I have spent more than a quarter-century in classrooms and heard countless lectures. During my professional life, I have listened to many, many presentations. Your presentation was one of the best. I was quite impressed. Thanks for doing such a great job."

After purchase, you will be sent a link to choose the date/time above that suits your schedule.

By attending live, you will be able to ask me questions and connect with other photographers in a small group setting (maximum 20 per class).  All registrants will receive a workshop workbook and a link to the recorded workshop after the event.

I look forward to seeing you inside the workshop!

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