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It’s said that you can’t teach composition, you can only teach what’s already been composed. That’s true, and that’s why this session is preceded by a bit of homework. We look at how great artists have framed their subjects, and how contemporary artists use eccentric framing.

David Goorevitch, Awe and then some, aweandthensome, aweandthensomephotography, aweanthensome blog, art photography, Toronto, Toronto photographers, Toronto photography, Toronto for Photographers, Private Photography lessons, Private photography lessons Toronto, Toronto photography lessons

Valencian Official, by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Note the flashing eyepiece, the cut-out frame, the large #7 and the activity in the background

The session work involves information about control of backgrounds and composing for meaning and tone. Using Cartier-Bresson’s Valencian Official as a starting point, we practice composition in the field, trying to set subjects and backgrounds in balance through design tools like depth of field, mass, weight, brightness and tone.

A full list of subjects:

–       Classical concepts of beauty

–       Eccentric composition

–       Subject and background

–       Setting subject & background in balance: distances, depth of field & focal length

–       Mise en scene. Control of the background and edges

–       Composing for balance and imbalance

–       Composing for detail.

–       Composing for context.

–       Placing details within a context.

–       Tone

If you’re interested, e-mail me at aweandthensome@me.com

And check out our other workshops:

Camera Basics, Exposure Workshop, Creative Control (I), Creative Control (II), Advanced Composition, Shooting Workshops and Mentor Sessions.

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David Goorevitch, Awe and then some, aweandthensome, aweandthensomephotography, aweanthensome blog, art photography, Toronto, Toronto photographers, Toronto photography, Toronto for Photographers, Private Photography lessons, Private photography lessons Toronto, Toronto photography lessons

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Karen Young #

    Could you let me know when you plan another composition meet up

    November 7, 2012

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