Creative Photography - master image composition

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Looking through your camera’s viewfinder and snapping what is in front of you is easy once you have mastered the technicalities of photography, but knowing how to effectively compose an image in the field is a skill that does not come naturally. The good news is that while photographic vision may not be an inherent ability, it is a skill that can be developed through studying visual principles and developing a visual vocabulary.

Creative composition is one of the most important skills a photographer needs and a mastery of the principles of image composition and understanding how to interpret them for your style of shooting is essential for great images.

Course Outline
• Visual literacy and why understanding the work of the great photographers is essential
• What is creativity and what is composition
• Essence and emotion
• The art of minimalism
• Understanding separation and mergers
• Image placement and anchor points
• Lines of motion
• Understanding perspective with lens choice
• Understanding light
• Creative balance
• Post processing
• Creative exercises

Presenter Bio
Nick Melidonis B Sc, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Tech, APP.L; M Photog V
Nick Melidonis is one of Australia’s foremost landscape/travel photographers and photographic educators and has travelled extensively in pursuit of emotive images from some of the world’s most scenic and wild locations. He is a three-time winner of the AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year and is an AIPP Master of Photography V (5 gold bars). In 2016, he won the silver medal from 27 countries in the World Photographic Cup held in Portugal in ‘Nature’ (Landscape and wildlife) category and was a finalist in the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.
He presents seminars and workshops Australia wide and has led numerous overseas tours to Greece, Borneo, Cambodia, Iceland, Africa, Spain and India. Nick writes regularly for “Better Photography” and "Australian Photography' magazines and is a sought-after judge nationally and in Camera Clubs.