2-SESSION PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION CLASS
Photo Composition Course
For: Any photographer will benefit from insightful class
Requirements: Any digital camera (View Course Requirements)
Note: This photography class begins your journey down our path of creative photography courses.
In just three hours, you will see the world through your lens in completely new way, changing your photography forever. (Gift Cards for this class are available.)
“I thoroughly enjoyed your ‘Make Great Pictures, Now!’ composition class and look forward to further learning. Your energy and depth of knowledge are inspiring! Thanks for a great experience.” — Nancy M. / Glen Ellyn, IL
This fun, insightful, and inspiring photography composition class is taught by internationally published photographer, Mike MacDonald, where you will learn Mike’s his secrets for creating more poignant, dynamic images simply by changing your perspective—both physically and the way you think.
Though technical photographic technique and a better camera will help you make technically good pictures, only the knowledge of photographic composition will help you make a great one. In fact, photo composition is a game of inches: Take a picture from one position and you get a boring image. Nudge the camera a little and, suddenly, you have an exciting photo. But, how do you know how to place the camera? Well, that’s what this course in photography composition will teach you.
Many of the ideas taught in this photography composition course are not just the usual rules presented in art class. In fact, Mike has invented some new ones. Now, there are lots of rules out there, but Mike only teaches the most powerful ones—the ones that you need and very ones that he uses in the field to create his internationally published images.
What’s so great about this class is that students show fast results. It’s a wonderful thing to see!
The two sessions take place at Mike’s home studio in Downers Grove (in the Chicago suburbs near Naperville, IL). During the first session, Mike presents his compositional approach, then projects several photographs on the screen. In a lively class discussion, students are asked to determine which ideas apply to each photograph. The class is very interactive and includes many examples to help students absorb the information through repetition and analysis. At the end of the first session, a photo assignment is given.
During the second session, Mike will project the homework images made by students and give valuable feedback, noting the improvement and giving practical assistance. During this discussion session, all remaining questions will be answered.
Normally, this class is limited to 10 students, depending on the experience level of the participants, but during snow season the maximum may be limited to the 7, which is the number of on-site parking spots. So, please register quickly to ensure a spot.