Composition 2 part workshop

Lighting and composition

Composition: It’s the function behind the form. Take a deep dive with Photographer Winnslow Robbins into the fundamental principles of photographic composition that will teach you how to turn a good scene into an extraordinary photograph.

Composition is what draws our eye to every great image.  Learn the ins and outs of color contrast, dynamic symmetry, the golden ratio and diamond, odd number compositions, convergence, and line compositions, and how they relate to a great image.


Session1: Theory Seminar & Assignment

This seminar will focus on the principles of exposure and the different types of compositions that are possible. You’ll become familiar with different approaches to composition and framing. The following topics will be discussed:

  • The Golden Ratio
  • The Golden Diamond
  • The Rule of Thirds
  • Dynamic Symmetry
  • Odd Number Compositions
  • Line Compositions
  • Grid Compositions
  • Color Contrast

You will also receive an assignment for the following week: Submit an image of your choosing for discussion in Session 2. The photo must be taken in the week between Session 1 and Session 2.


Session2: Critique and Round Table

Put your knowledge to the test! In this seminar, the submitted images will be displayed for the class, and discussed by the instructor and the group. We will look at key uses of composition in the submitted images and discuss each one. Each class attendee is encouraged to be vocal during this session, as it is geared towards discussion.


SkillLevel: Beginner to Advanced Hobbyist


What to bring:

Session 1: A Pen and Paper and a love of photography.

Session 2: A Thumb drive with your photo submission.


$79, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite fee.

Save 10% if you register more than 2 weeks in advance!

Tuition includes lecture and one on one assistance, as well as a $10 coupon that you can use towards anything in-store at any Mike's Camera location!

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Mike's Camera, Boulder:

Part 1: Tuesday April 23, 2019 5.00PM - 7.00PM

Part 2: Tuesday April 30, 2019 5.00PM - 7.00PM


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