Great Composition: Creating Better Photographs

Aaron Raymond, Photo Instructor, Nat Geo Expeditions

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13 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Composition Deffinition

    • 3. The Rule of Thirds

    • 4. The Golden Mean and the Fibonacci Spiral

    • 5. Leading Lines

    • 6. Balance

    • 7. Symmetry

    • 8. Pattern

    • 9. Simplicity

    • 10. Force Foregrounds

    • 11. Framing

    • 12. Sight Lines and Room to Move

    • 13. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

It seems like everyone has a DSLR these days but relatively few people take great photographs. You don’t need a good camera to take awesome photos. A good photographer can make amazing images with any camera or even just a phone. It’s all about seeing the image and great composition. In this class we are going to learn about  many of the tools of composition, what composition actually is, different techniques to create great photos, and how to avoid common aesthetic pitfalls.

This 40-minute class is broken into 13 short, easy to digest videos in which we will learn about:

  • The Rule of Thirds
  • The Golden Mean and the Fibonacci Spiral
  • Leading Lines
  • Balance
  • Symmetry
  • Pattern 
  • Simplicity
  • Force Foregrounds
  • Framing
  • Sight Lines and Room to Move

It’s important to know these concepts but, with a lot practice, you eventually won’t need to think about them.  Great composition will just come naturally. 

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