The Digital Photo Guy

Learn Composition in 3 Hours

by on Feb.03, 2011, under Articles, Composition, Monday Morning Tips, PayPal, Webcast, Workshops

Registration Page is Active

The registration page for Gloria Hopkins’ webinar is now active. If you’re a member of San Diego or Northern San Diego Photography Meetup Groups, use discount code “Meetup” for $5 off. If you’re a registered reader here, use discount code “TDPG10” for $10 off. If you buy Gloria’s book, Natural Design, for $19.99, send me a copy of your invoice for a $20 discount code. That’s like getting the book for free! If you’ve taken more than 5 classes with me, not including Palomar, MiraCosta or other community college classes, send me an e-mail and I’ll apply the Exalted Frequent Learner discount.

Learn Photographic Composition in Just 3 Hours

Gloria Hopkins, award winning artist, photographer and author will present a 3-hour webinar class covering her amazingly easy-to-understand concepts of composition and design. In just three short hours, your photos will improve dramatically and noticeably.

Composition is a complex topic because it means different things to different people under different circumstances. In an effort to simplify composition, many photography instructors leave out too much and make it even more mystifying. For example, many religiously follow the Rule of Thirds (RoT) and always try to place the center of interest in an RoT intersection. That can be as bad as never applying RoT. How many contort your brains to identify the Golden Mean? How many are so geeky as to actually understand how a Fibonacci spiral applies to your photographs? Gloria can reduce all that to basic concepts that anyone can understand and apply.

All my students know I hammer cropping as the single most useful technique in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Read this article by Gloria to see how she brings structure and clarity to HOW cropping makes a good photo even better. During the webinar, Gloria will use actual photographs and a technique she developed called “compositional maps” to guide you through the process of evaluating and enhancing photos. Not only will you learn how to compose photos, you’ll also learn how to evaluate photos so you can more quickly sort winners from losers. No more agonizing whether a photo is compositionally salvageable or a lost cause.

Register for the webinar today. If you buy Gloria’s book before the webinar, I’ll refund the cost of the book. Citizen, it don’t get no gooder’n that!

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