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Simplifying Composition Dorset Photography Workshop

04th Apr, 2020 - 1 PLACE REMAINING

Tutored by Sam Gregory and

£185.00 pp (£222.00 inc vat)

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Learning to distill a scene down to the core elements is a great skill for any advancing photographer. For those who wish to explore this approach we will look at reducing the visual ‘noise’ at any given location. Through certain techniques, both visual and within the camera, we can help you find order in the chaos. This approach to simplifying compositions can be transferred to any type of image making scenario, be it seascapes, woodland, urban or inner landscapes.

The main theme of this one day photography workshop in Dorset will be on exploring composition as a tool to create clean, graphic and compelling images. We will look at various ways to deconstruct the landscape around you to help bring coherency and order to your compositions. Seeing shapes & form as well as understanding how light and colour can compliment or diminish the balance of a scene.

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  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Easy
  • Included
    • TUITION BY SAM GREGORY
    • REFRESHMENTS
  • Excluded
    • TRAVEL
    • MEALS
    • INSURANCE
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Tour Code COM04
Simplifying Composition Dorset Photography Workshop

Dorset Photography Workshop - Dorset Landscape Photography

Learning to distill a scene down to the core elements is a great skill for any advancing photographer. For those who wish to explore this approach we will look at reducing the visual ‘noise’ at any given location. Through certain techniques, both visual and within the camera, we can help you find order in the chaos. This approach to simplifying compositions can be transferred to any type of image making scenario, be it seascapes, woodland, urban or inner landscapes.

The main theme of this one day workshop in Dorset will be on exploring composition as a tool to create clean, graphic and compelling images. We will look at various ways to deconstruct the landscape around you to help bring coherency and order to your compositions. Seeing shapes & form as well as understanding how light and colour can compliment or diminish the balance of a scene.

Using the fantastic Jurassic Coast as our backdrop we will concentrate on one main location and seek to distill it down to the core elements. The location in some ways is of little relevance as we will aim to give you the skills and mindset to take this approach into any photographic situation in the future.

Learning to really pull out the core details from the wider vista will help bring order to your image making. We will look at when simplifying too much can also be a step too far, how to consider colour and tone as a compositional tool and how to match the landscape/scene to various aspect ratios so you can look for those features in any scenario and know what is likely to make the strongest image.

After first introductions and a tea/coffee we will kick off with a classroom session based on some of the core principles of good composition. This will allow us to discuss some theory (including examples and explanations) and then we will head out to put that knowledge into practice.

After our first shooting session we will then grab some lunch together in a local café (not included) before heading back out for an afternoon shoot with some small projects to complete.

If time permits, and/or if the weather turns against us, we may head back to the classroom for a small review session on the afternoons shooting.. 

Sam will meet the group at 9.30am at The Town Mill in Lyme Regis.  The workshop will end at 5pm.

4.7/5

Independent Feedback based on 6 verified reviews

Judy - 21st Oct, 2019

Sam has a lovely teaching style and was very encouraging to all the participants. He was very attentive and helped everyone throughout the day.

Trevor - 20th Oct, 2019

Sam is a very interesting teacher and is obviously passionate about his subject which came through in great measure. He gave me a lot to think about and I have a lot to explore and add to my technique.

David - 20th Oct, 2019

This has the potential to be a great trip. In the morning, Sam thoroughly described his thought process for simplifying composition, and we set out for an afternoon shoot to follow suit. However given the number of attendees, and the area over which we were spread, I felt we didn't get enough individual time in the afternoon from Sam to help seriously fracture if not completely break 'old habits'. Sam did stress that this isn't a quick fix, but I may have to follow-up with a 1-2-1.....

20th Oct, 2019

Fortunately perfect weather for outside photography, after excellent introduction to simplifying approach by following 3 golden rules! A good coastal town for the day; and usefully busy being the beginning of half term. Plenty of opportunity for refreshment and light lunch. Required exercises before and after lunch good basis for putting lessons into practice.

20th Oct, 2019

Sam is such a pro at wrangling people. He tried to get us all to step off our comfort zones. He prepared a great presentation which I look forward to re-reading when he eMails it... it was very well thought out. I removed a star because 10 people are too many for 1 lead photographer to manage and give space to, in most locations.

Marc - 20th Oct, 2019

Excellent experience! Sam is knowledgeable and warm, helps you get the results you're looking for.

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