Travel Photography for Beginners: Let’s Talk About Composition! Premium class

Mariya Popandopulo, Photographer

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13 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

    • Rule Of Thirds

    • Symmetry

    • Repetitions and Patterns

    • Leading Lines

    • Framing

    • Adding People

    • Go Big, Go Small

    • Don't Forget to Look Back

    • Make a mini-project

    • Find a Higher Ground

    • Conclusion

    • Class project


About This Class


In these short and sweet series of “Travel Photography for Beginners” classes I will talk about light, composition, making portraits and some other helpful tips you may find quite useful. I decided to break these topics into separate classes so it will be easier to digest.

This is the second class of the series and here I will talk about Composition

  • What to look for in a picture?
  • How capturing details can help you tell a fuller story about your traveling?
  • Why looking back is a good thing?
  • Why places overcrowded with tourists aren't’ necessary a bad thing (photography wise)  and many more.

So, press enroll button and lets talk about composition!

Oh, one more thing!

For those of you who are not on premium membership, here is a link for a free enrollment in this class =) There are 40 free places currently.

And for those who want to upgrade to premium membership, get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99  Here is my link to use that offer

Have a great day! =)

41 of 41 students recommendSee All

Great composition tips along with wonderful photos examples. This series is perfect to improve not only your travel photos, but all your photos. Maryia is a great joyful teacher.
Claudia Cerantola

Illustrator and Surface pattern designer

A very helpful and clear class to improve personal photos and get you excited about your next trip along with your pictures to remember it.
Cynthia D'Amore

art historian

This was quite a delightful class to take. It felt as if I was traveling vicariously through the beautiful pictures. I'm a traveler & a blogger (not a photographer), still I learned some great tips on how to take beautiful pictures.
Franki B. Kidd





Mariya Popandopulo


Hi! My name is Mariya and I am photographer and illustrator based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

I’m that typical example of education/career choice mismatch =) I graduated with degree in Economics and then took MSc in Finance. 

I worked for two years in Big 4 company in a department of valuations. During that time I have learned how to appraise a house, a business and even an oil storage unit. Great times =)

However I always loved to do something creative. So for about 5 years now I work as a photographer. 

Two areas that I'm mostly interested in are still life and portraits. In portraits I specialize in female portraiture. 

I truly believe that photography is a skill that is important in modern life - Instagram became a regular part of our lives, many sell their items on the web, many blog and everywhere good pictures are needed. And I think, that with some knowledge and advice anyone can make good pictures. 

Currently I am also very interested in illustrations and graphic design. It’s a constant learning journey and I love to learn something new 

My preferred social media currently is Instagram (no surprise here =D)

Some of my work can be seen here