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Better Composition Without Rules

What will I learn?
Who is this class for?
What gear do I need?
When should I take this class?
How long is this class?
Where is this class held?

 
Upcoming Lesson Dates & Times

No classes scheduled at this time.

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What will I learn?

This is not a typical photography composition class.

With the method we cover in this composition class, you'll be free to explore your own creativity, avoid errors, and see big improvements in your photography.Whatever your level now.

If you have ever studied composition, they always seem to talk about the same things. Rules like, fill the frame, lead in the eye, one strong subject, etc. etc. but they always say the same thing, "don't be afraid to break the rules!" If you can break them, what is happening that allows some people to disregard the rules, and yet still produce beautiful pictures?

I thought this was only available to the super creative types, who produce art with ease. But like many people, I'm not a super creative type. Certainly not creative enough to abandon the rules of composition, but breaking the rules seemed random, exprimental, and almost impossible to replicate.

In this 3 hour photography class, I'll share my approach so you can process the scene in front of you, and release your creativity. With this method there is no following or breaking rules, no matter what the subject, or style of picture.

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Who is this class for?

Total beginners, to aspiring pros. Even 20 year veteran "old pros" have all taken this class and loved it. Whatever your ability now, this class will move you on to the next level.

This class requires no knowledge of your camera. Any camera type is welcome from cell phones and point and shoot cameras, to advanced DSLR/Mirrorless type cameras.

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What gear do I need?

Nothing!

OK so a camera will be useful, but great images are made in your mind, and that the focus of this photography class. Any camera is great for this class from cell phone, to high end DSLR/mirrorless.

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When should I take this class?

Ideally, this is the first class as thinking about composition is the first step in the picture taking process. I understand this doesn't always work for your schedule, so it can be taken before or after the DSLR class, or the editing classes. It's recommended before taking the "Level 2" classes particularly the People and Portrait Photography Workshop and Landscape Photography Workshop. You could just take this one class alone and not take any others, and still see your pictures improve.

A lot of reviews from former students are written after taking this class, at the time of writing this, there are over a hundred FIVE star reviews on Google and Facebook. (Thanks everyone for being so kind!!)

All the other classes at Colorado Photography School are based off this method. So whatever your level, this class is a great place to start. It's just one session so is a good introduction to the school and your instructor, Simon. (That's me!) You can decide if you like the environment, and teaching style, and if you do come back for the other classes. I'm always happy to chat and see what you want to do, and recommend the classes that will help you realize your photographic ambitions.

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How long is this class?

3 hours long. It's packed with tips to improve your photography. You'll be amazed how much you'll learn in such a short time. If you practice what you learn, the Better Composition class will have a more profound effect on your photography than any other class offered at Colorado Photography School.

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Where is this class held?

This class is held at the Colorado Photography School's Downtown location.

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