Intentional Composition Through Photography: Creating More Interesting & Memorable Pictures

InstructorRay Schneider
ScheduleWednesdays · 6:15 PM to 8:45 PM
DatesApril 24, 2024
MediumDigital Arts & Photography
LevelAll Levels
CostMembers $40.25 · Non-Members $46.00

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Photographers and painters alike know that creating more interesting pictures requires perceiving your subject more deeply, capturing its essence, and focusing on what makes it unique.  And if your connection to the subject is heartfelt, even better, because creating great pictures is more than a technical pursuit. You must, of course, also engage the viewer. For example, how does the viewer perceive the image? Why?  How can you affect their perception? So many books are filled with compositional rules, techniques, dos and don’ts, but how to make sense of it all? Ray will help you put it all together. He will explain the differences between seeing and perceiving, and share ideas he has come to depend on, from the world of art and composition, Gestalt, evolutionary, and photographic psychology.

During the first half of class, Ray will share a series of perception-based strategies for creating more memorable pictures using a broad range of examples from his portfolio. During the second half, Ray will share his thoughts on images brought to the workshop by each attendee and offer ideas for how to possibly make each image stronger and even unforgettable.
It’s helpful if attendees have basic photography skills and want to take their game to the next level.

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