Getting Started (103) – Composition – Making Sense of Visual Language

When: 17 Sept 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm
Where: Hawthorn
Price: $59.95 (See member discounts)
Suitable for: Beginner
Instructor: Brett Dorron
Also runs: Periodically
© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015

Composition, leading lines, framing, rule of thirds and golden mean. What do they all mean? This tutorial dives right into what makes one image work and another disappoint. When do you move closer and when do you move back? When do you put your subject in the middle and when should you not? Why do vertical lines add strength and diagonals lines add tension?

© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015

This class can be purchased as a stand alone unit or as part of our 8 week Aus Photo Academy Getting Started – Introductory Photography Course. Check the full details here.

This class explores and explains your emotional and psychological reactions to images through a conscious understanding of visual language.

Many times when we take photographs we compose instinctively, but sometimes we hesitate and are unsure. These are the times when an understanding of what is happening can help us out.



The following topics will be covered:

© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
  • Placement
  • Arrangement
  • Composition
  • Visual Elements
  • Framing
  • Rule of thirds
  • Golden mean
  • Leading lines
  • Geometry and symmetry
  • Repetition
  • Negative space
© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
© Copyright Brett Dorron 2015

Thur 10 September 2015 7pm-9:30pm
Cost is $59.95 for Members
Max group size 15
The Cool Kids Studio
565 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 (Map here)

Fee includes tuition and notes.



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