The Art of Composition

Essentials of Photography and Composition Workshop


We have all heard about the rules of thirds in photography. Yes, this rule helps us compose an interesting and pleasing photograph, however it is a rule to learn but then break. Every photographer has a vision and this is something that is developed and sharpened with practice. Learn how to create a photograph that is compelling & captivates the viewer. Develop your creative power with photography (no pun intended!).

We will cover how to "see" what is in front of you and how to maximize the impact of a subject in a capture. In addition to all the basics in this hands-on class, we will discuss the impact of changing depth-of-field on a subject, stopping or blurring the action in your scene, and many other picture-taking techniques. 

We will navigate the Back Bay of Boston, an area rich in history and beautiful architecture. There is no end of photographic opportunities!

If any of the following strikes a chord, this workshop is for you.

  • You have a DSLR, mirrorless camera or bridge camera & you have no idea how to use it.

  • You've had your camera for a while and want to take better pictures.

  • You are bypassing using your camera because you just don’t see the difference between shots from your expensive camera and your smartphone.

You own a visual powerhouse. Learn how to develop your vision and use your camera to capture it.
 

This is the essential class for anyone wanting to take a photograph that is more than just a snapshot.

Prerequisites

 

A camera with whatever lens or lenses you currently own.

Optional but recommended: ND filters, polarizer filter, tripod, shutter release.

Physical Activity: Low to medium. This is an all day workshop with lots of walking.

What we will cover:

  • Framing (aka composition)

  • Exposure

  • Thinking creatively

  • Image critiquing

  • Use of lenses

  • Use of depth of field

  • Understanding the histogram

Date: Saturday, October 16th*
Place: Boston's Back Bay

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Cost: $200 (No refunds)**
Maximum 6 participants. 

*Rain or Shine. In case of severe weather the workshop will be rescheduled.

**If you are sick or feeling unwell (please stay home), I will gladly give you a credit towards a future class.

 

Notes

  • Make sure to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Bring a lunch, snacks and water.

  • Bring fully charged camera batteries and memory cards.

  • Bring as much gear as you are comfortable carrying.

  • Vaccinated people only please.

For more information, contact Silvana Della Camera at silvanadphoto@gmail.com

 

Registration