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Photography: Advanced Composition

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Train your eye to find better compositions. Learn the theory, practice, and art of photographic composition by analyzing the work of professional photographers.


  • Welcome
1. Composition Best Practices
  • Basics of advanced composition
  • Using your sixth sense for composition
  • What you need to know about advanced composition
  • Best practice: Looking for interesting scenes
  • What makes a good subject
2. Looking at a Photographer's Work
  • Learning photography through analogue abstraction
  • Reviewing the works of photographers who shoot abstract
  • Looking at recognizable abstractions
  • Looking at a case study by George Byrne
3. Practical Application of Advanced Composition
  • Introducing Susan Kae Grant
  • Composing a scene for a photograph
  • Placing objects in a scene to create a composition
  • Recognizing good composition
  • Reviewing the portfolio of a composition expert
4. Challenges in Composition
  • Composing around light
  • Potential light compositions
  • Composing around geometry
  • Composing around things
  • Exploring point of view
  • Layers: Foreground and background
  • Exploring the ways a composition can be shaped
5. Compositional Exercises
  • Abstracting your house
  • Semi-abstraction
  • Reflections
  • Self-analysis
  • Next steps

Taught by

Ben Long


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