“Composition is the strongest way of seeing.” – Edward Weston
Develop your skills as a photographer by seeing nature through thoughtful compositions. In this class at The Morton Arboretum for beginning to intermediate-level photographers who are experienced with the functions of their DSLR camera, participants will practice and apply tools of composition in nature photography. They will learn how to use their cameras to make images that capture the moment, feeling, or the experience of being in nature.
Through classroom instruction, in-field photography sessions, and critique sessions, participants will learn and apply a number of composition tools including:
- four corners
- foreground, middle ground, and background
- leading lines
Composition is a key aspect of powerful photographs. Understanding the principles of composition will enable you to create images that reflect what you see—and what you want others to see—in nature.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum. Please see What to Know for equipment and previous experience requirements.
Instructor: Will Clay, photographer
Age: 16 and older
Course number: P110