The Art of Photographic Composition Workshop
The Art of Photographic Composition – Contents
- What will I learn?
- The Composition Workshop At A Glance
- Examples of Photographic Composition
- Photographic Composition Workshop Tutorial
- You Will Have The Opportunity To Take Pictures Like These
- Celebrating Participants’ Pictures
- Is This Photographic Composition Workshop For Me?
1 – What will I learn?
This workshop follows on from where the introduction left off. There we noted a great composition requires strength, organisation, structure and cohesiveness. You are strongly recommended to attend the introduction to composition workshop before signing up to the art of composition workshop. Here we will be looking at the points to consider when composing a picture. This may include expanding your vocabulary to include words that describe the elements of composition.
The aims of composition
“Geometry (composition) is to the visual arts, what grammar is to the writer.”
The aim of the effective composition is to provide meaningful communication of what you find significant.
2 – The Art of Photographic Composition Workshop At A Glance
Dates and Times
The residential art of photographic composition workshop starts at 15.30 on the 16 March and finishes at 12.00 midday on the 20 March 2020.
We will be staying at the 2* Y Glenndd Hotel and Restaurant in St Davids as a central location for our trips north, south, east and west.
Included In The Cost
- ABC of CameraWork Manual worth £25
- One-day Composition Workshop Worth £99
- Individual or group picture reviews
- Guidance to selected photography locations
- Suggestions for composition, exposure and lenses
- Transport whilst on the workshop
- On-going email support
- Hotel – Bed and Breakfast
Excluded From The cost
Transport to the Workshop, Parking, Entrance Fees, Lunch and Evening Meals, Refreshments
You may be interested in booking a session of 121 Post-processing Tuition to enable you to get the most from the Introduction to Composition Workshop.
We will meet for tea on Monday afternoon this will give you plenty of time to get to west Wales. After breakfast each day, we will all travel together in my large estate car to the carefully selected photo shoot location. Lunch will be taken in a pub or cafe. We will make optimum use of the light followed by picture reviews. Dinner will be served as we require it.
Joining Instructions regarding location and time will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the workshop.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information please go to our frequently asked questions page
Once you become a client, part of the package is unlimited email support. If you have a question, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
3 – Cottages at Abereiddy – examples of the
art of photographic composition
We will have an opportunity to look at variations of subject matter and composition to express “the strongest way of seeing” to quote Edward Weston. See the examples opposite of the variations available from the same subject from the cottages at Abereiddy.
4 – Composition Workshop Tutorial
The content of the art of photographic composition workshop builds on the skills and knowledge offered in the one-day introduction workshop. There we discussed the five vital things you need to know about composition.
Composition is the glue that holds a picture together. Select and composing the picture is all about you, how you see and what you perceive as significant.
Turn OFF Framing Guidelines in your Electronic Viewfinder for a more personal compositional arrangement.
Participant Picture Reviews
During the art of photographic composition workshop, your pictures will be reviewed as you take them to ensure that you fully understand how to get the effect you’re trying to achieve.
We use visual language and grammar to compose a picture. There is also a vocabulary: the building blocks (words) of the sentences to help put the picture together.
5 – You Will Have The Opportunity To Take Pictures Like These
Click on the pictures below to enlarge them
6 – Celebrating Past Participants Pictures
Pictures by Elizabeth Restall ARPS, Alan Frost ARPS, Anne Jones and Fay Rogers LRPS
7 – Is The Art of Photographic Composition Workshop For Me?
Testimonial From Past Workshop Participant
“St Davids is a great location from which to explore the dramatic Pembrokeshire coast, its harbour villages and countryside. Andy is an excellent host and knows some of the best locations to test and expand your photographic horizons, with very good tuition thrown in for good measure.”
Alan Frost ARPS
By understanding how the nuts and bolts of picture composition work together you will have much greater success in making an effective composition. The viewer will be seeing and understanding what you saw and felt at the time of composition. Your photography skills and knowledge will greatly benefit from being in the Learning Zone for just one week. Here is a reminder of what we said at the top of the page:
- Understand the elements of composition and when to use them
- Expand and enhance your photographic templates
- Composition is the art of leaving things out
- Open a door to expressive seeing and compositions
- Excellent for both colour and mono photographers
- A move towards cleaner, simpler pictures will aid all photographers
When you are ready to book, return to the top of the page.
Making your best, even better
Andy Beel FRPS