Light & Land

Simplifying Composition in Dorset, photography workshop

06th Apr, 2019 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Sam Gregory and

£185.00 PP / Deposit -£185.00 PP

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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.

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Simplifying Composition in Dorset, photography workshop Simplifying Composition in Dorset, photography workshop
  • Tutored By
  • Included
    • Tuition by Sam Gregory
    • Tea and Coffee
  • Excluded
    • Insurance
    • Meals not mentioned above
    • Travel
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Exertion Easy
  • Tour Code COM02
Simplifying Composition in Dorset, photography workshop

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 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 in the morning 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.

In the afternoon we will head to the ‘classroom’ where we can (after a nice cup of tea!) take a look at some of the images from the day and deconstruct them to help the whole group discuss the compositions and what did or didn’t work so well, and why. We will also look at some post-processing on a large screen for all to see certain techniques to help bring out the most of your images. There may also be some time to look through some previous images of Sam’s where he can discuss the creative decisions made at the time and in post- processing. 

Sam will meet the group at 9.30am, location to be confirmed.  The workshop will end at 5pm.

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