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LinkedIn Learning

Photography: Advanced Composition

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

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

Syllabus

Introduction
  • 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
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Ben Long

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