Back to Photo Basics: How to Tell More of the Story with Composition

Cameron Dantley

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
8 Videos (31m)
    • Intro

    • Project Assignment

    • Rule of Thirds

    • Leading Lines

    • Negative Spaces

    • Patterns

    • Depth of Field

    • Conclusion

19 students are watching this class

About This Class

In this class, we'll focus on 5 different rules of composition: Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Patterns, Depth of Field and Negative Space. We'll study each technique in detail, so you can learn how to take your photos to the next level.

This class is available to all skill levels! Whether you're a seasoned photographer or someone picking up a camera for the first time, you'll learn how to maximize composition techniques to improve your photographic storytelling so you can get more out of your photos.

In my opinion, composition is the strongest aspect of photography, and learning these techniques will enhance the way you view your work.

90 of 95 students recommendSee All

This is, indeed, a very basic lesson on photography as noted in the title. Still, it taught me how to view my surroundings much differently, helping me have a much better eye for photography. I can't wait to dive into more SkillShare classes!
Raegan McAdams


Very basic and simple composition techniques taught in an effective and meaningful way. A good place to start learning composition.
Love the simple and easy to follow teaching.





My name is Cameron Dantley and I'm a photographer based out in Chicago, Illinois. I've always had an interest in photography since I was a child, but decited to put that interest into action within the last three years. I began with just shooting and editing with my iPhone and then decided I wanted to learn how to use an actual camera. So I grabbed the Canon T2i my parents weren't using and started taking pictures of everything in sight. I started researching and practicing as much as I could...

See full profile