All It Takes is Technique & Knowledge

New Orleans, Warehouse District 2018

Photo Adventures,

Learn the Rules to Composition

What makes a good photo? Discover the 'rules' of composition while exploring different aspects of photography from home. Then, create a personal field guide to the rules with your photos.

Photo Adventures,

Learn the Rules to Composition

What makes a good photo? Discover the 'rules' of composition while exploring different aspects of photography from home. Then, create a personal field guide to the rules with your photos.

See the world from a new perspective!

Have fun while exploring the rules of design and composition and how they apply to photography. Designed for those with little to no camera experience the course covers several features that are found on most digital point and shoot & DSLR cameras.

Online Syllabus. This interactive workshop includes ten, one-hour lessons over the course of five weeks.

Lessons will cover:

  • Camera Features: Auto, Program Mode, TV, AV, Manual, the different Zoom functions, Face Select, Creative Style choices, Self Timer, Fine & Normal Focus, Flash control, Aperture, Shutter speed,
  • Composition Rules: Viewpoint, Negative Space, Framing, Rule of Thirds, Patterns, Repetition
  • Photography Styles: Nature, Portrait, Still Life, Food, Macro, Street/Candid, Abstract
  • Thriving online: tools and strategies to help you achieve online success with your photography

In addition to being coached by an award-winning photographer, you will connect with a small group of budding photographers for this immersive learning experience. This workshop will include active discussions, practical assignments, transformative photo critiques, and personal coaching sessions.

Classes will take place from 3:00 - 4:00 PM PST on:

  • May 11
  • May 14
  • May 18
  • May 22
  • May 25
  • May 29
  • June 1
  • June 5
  • June 8
  • June 12

All sessions will take place in an interactive, online environment. Students will require a computer with internet and built-in camera/microphone/speakers so we can see & hear you. You will also need access to a camera to participate in assignments. Cameras are available to rent for the duration of the course.

The course is limited to 10 full kits with the possibility for 2-4 additional students based off of need.

$125 for 5 weeks, 10 sessions

$50* Camera Rental *Cost of rental is refunded upon camera return in good and working condition.


What types of photography will we do?

What you choose to do is up to you. The course will practice; Nature, Portrait, Street, Food, Still Life, Macro, & Abstract Photography

What are rules of composition?

The rules of composition are techniques that artists use to elevate their craft. While this course applies these 'rules' to photography they also apply to other art forms.

We'll specifically be covering; Rule of Thirds, Viewpoint, Framing, Negative Space, Repetition, Patterns, & Abstract

What materials are needed to participate?

Camera kits are available to rent for $50 each. The kits include everything necessary to participate in the activities and homework assigned during the duration of the course. The rental fee will be refunded upon the return of the camera in good & working condition.

The activities and homework can be done at home using whatever is available. Take this chance to see the world from a new perspective. While there will be suggestions as to what materials you may need for that day's activity, how you choose to interpret that based off of what's available to you will vary.

**Camera rentals are not required but a point and shoot or DSLR camera is. Unfortunately phone cameras do not work for this program.

**It's highly recommended to have a notebook or notepad to keep personal thoughts & ideas to reference and use when customizing your field guide.
Notebooks are available for $1 ea

What investment is needed to participate?

The program is $125 for 5 weeks

Optional Estimated Costs:
-Custom field guide $18.99 for a 7x5 hard cover 20 page book.
-Personal Notebook $1
-Camera rentals $50*

*refunded upon return in good and working condition.

Is the field guide included in the cost?

The personal field guide that will be created from this course is optional. The book will be designed online via a 3rd party website, Snapfish & can be ordered at anytime.

The estimated cost is $18.99 for a 7x5 hardcover 20 page book with standard shipping.

Is this really educational?

YES! But you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what the center for online education had to say about it.

This course also meets Common Core Standards, Oregon Art Standards, and applies Habits of Mind/21st Century Skills throughout the lessons. For more information on specifically what standards are covered please contact M.

More about live sessions

Live sessions take place every Monday and Friday via zoom. Sessions are interactive and work best when using the cam and mic feature. A tablet, smartphone, or webcam is suggested.

If you are unable to make the scheduled classes please notify M & a follow up one-on-one can be scheduled to answer any questions that come up from the recorded session. All recordings will be available to participants for follow up and review if needed.