David Johnston

Composition Fundamentals

David Johnston
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 70 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $39.99
In this first session, you’ll discover how to determine what your photograph subject is and then where to frame it. You’ll also discover where to place your horizon lines in specific outdoor situations.
How can different heights impact a photograph? Quite tremendously actually. After this session, you’ll know when to shoot different perspectives. We will also explore the amazing impact of complimentary colors.
With an entire session designated to one topic, you can guess leading lines are important to compositions. You’ll experience different ideas and options of what leading lines can be and how to use them properly.
In this final session, you’ll learn how to use the three layers of photographs that go into building a high quality composition.
4 Lessons
1  hrs 10  mins

One of the most basic and most important things you can do to improve your photography is to understand the essentials of composition.The success of a photograph often hinges on the organization of subjects within the frame.

To help you with composition, this class will demonstrate:

• Subject placement using specific framing grids
• Horizon lines and where to place them
• How perspectives change a photograph
• Framing and telling a story
• Complimentary color composition
• Leading lines
• Foregrounds, midgrounds, and backgrounds
• Hyperfocal distances
• When to break the rules

In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this class provides you with a downloadable class guide that was designed to complement the topics you’ll explore.

David Johnston

David Johnston is a professional outdoor photographer located in Tennessee. He loves photographing the older mountain landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains and he ventures to other locations around the world to capture amazing outdoor scenes. Originally a fan of print photography, he switched to digital photography after college and began his business photographing the outdoors as well as teaching people how to improve their skills in outdoor photography.

David Johnston

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Composition Fundamentals Purchase this class for $39.99.