Seeing the Subject
Presented by Brian Rabin
Build on your knowledge of exposure with an understanding of composition. Brian will help you gain a thorough understanding of how composition affects the outcome of your images in this workshop focused on teaching you how to see the subject.
What you’ll Lean
Composition is the counterpart to exposure value. This 3 part class will include an evening lecture that explores the mechanics of composition, a Saturday morning photo walk at Queens Salvage Yard in Denver, and an evening critique of the students work at Mikes Camera in Boulder.
Session 1 Evening Lecture
Students will receive first an outline of composition fundamentals giving them a good foundation to work with. Next, Brian will expand on the images of well renowned photographers and emphasize to the class how they used the rules of composition to make their work successful.
Session 2 Hands on Workshop
This will be a 2 hour Saturday morning group photo walk in which students will be able to practice the rules of composition and gain valuable hands on shooting experience.
Session 3 Follow up Critique
During the week following the walk, students will gather to present and critique three of their images from Saturday’s shoot. The group will discuss what techniques really worked, and what did not work as well. You’ll be astonished by the immense variety of images that will have been captured and spend some time giving and receiving positive and informative feedback.
This is a follow up class to Exposure Values. Completion of the Exposure Values class is required or equal working knowledge of camera exposures.
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About Brian Rabin
Brian is a seasoned photographer and a lead instructor at Mike's Camera. Brain is well known for his enthusiasm and passionate instruction style and brings over 20 years of experience in various photographic disciplines including event photography, portraiture, macro and street photography. His work has appeared in one-man shows, group exhibits, has been published in national and local magazines and has appeared in the Japanese website Eco.Goo.
Brian is a graduate of the New England School of Photography where he specialized in Classical Portraiture and Color Procedures. The combination of the two – disciplines reflects his outlook on life and his personal style of balancing the traditional point of view with a splash of something new or experimental. For Brian, photography is a vehicle to explore life. He can often be heard saying I hope my students learn as much about photography as they teach me about people, photography and life in the classes I instruct.