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Composition in Photography

Presented by The Image Flow at The Image Flow, Mill Valley CA

Oct 25 2018
Composition in Photography

In Leanne Hansen’s new workshop, learn and practice the principles of visual composition to create compelling photographic images

Photographers, and all visual artists, strive to create powerful images and compositions that communicate ideas and feelings to viewers.

When we create or analyze photographs it is sometimes difficult for us to explain why one image speaks out to us while we can simply glance at another and forget about it moments later.

In this workshop with Leanne Hansen, we will explore and practice the principles of visual elements of design in our photography so that we are prepared for our next “great shot”.

Our classroom discussions will center around visual design elements of photography and the ways that artists apply design principles to create memorable images. We will look closely at historical and contemporary photography, painting, and drawing to understand how visual artists plan for the successful elements of design within a frame.

In field sessions, we will apply the ideas we have learned as we frame pictures in natural and urban settings. A self-assignment will help you expand upon the skills you have acquired in class and field sessions.

Thoughtful print critiques in the studio will round out our study and help students to see new possibilities for their photography practice.

The final classroom session will center around print critiques from your individual assignment.


$450 – Registration required

Contact: 415-388-3569


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Class Schedule:
Thu, Oct 25, 7:00–9:00 pm:  Introduction and classroom discussion – basic elements of visual design
Sat, Oct 27, 7:00–10:00 am:  Morning photo shoot: San Francisco and Golden Gate Park
Sun, Oct 28, 7:00–9:30 am:  Morning photo shoot: San Francisco waterfront
Thu, Nov 1, 7:00–9:00 pm:  Image review and classroom discussion – principles of visual design
Nov 1 – 7:  Individual assignments
Thu, Nov 8, 7:00–9:00 pm:  Post processing discussion and final print critique


The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941



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