This 12-week online course breaks down intermediate and advanced photographic composition principles into easy to understand concepts. It gives you practical, actionable advice that you can start using today, to move your photography from basic to impressive.
The course runs from Monday 9 September for 12 weeks. You will have access to the lessons after this for as long as Emma is in business (at least 1 year after the course finishes).
Pre-course: The basics
- the 3 elements of every image (subject, background, foreground)
- the importance of having a single focal point
- using design principles for stronger images
PART 1: Nothing left to chance
Lesson 1: critical viewpoint decisions
Lesson 2: aligning elements in 2 dimensions
Lesson 3: cultivating a deliberate photography practice
PART 2: Everything must earn its place
Lesson 4: the importance of visual weight
Lesson 5: the eye's journey through the frame
Lesson 6: objective self criticism
PART 3: The most overlooked part of every image
Lesson 7: what's leaving the frame?
Lesson 8: open vs closed images
Lesson 9: directional space
PART 4: Storytelling
Lesson 10: what are you selling?
Lesson 11: juxtaposition, surprise and intimacy
Lesson 12: colour psychology
What kit do I need?
You can complete the course with any camera at all, including a phone camera. If you want to print the lesson summaries you will need access to a printer.
What level photographer do I need to be?
This is an intermediate level course, for those who are wanting to move beyond just taking snapshots. It is not for complete beginner photographers. If you have done at least the first 2 modules of A Year With My Camera (technical, and composition), you will be ready for this course.
I'm not in the UK - can I take part?
Yes. The course price will be converted to your local currency at checkout. Your card provider may charge a conversion fee.
Can I get a refund?
If you sign up and realise the course is not for you, a refund will be given only if requested within the first 7 days.
How is feedback given?
There is no individual feedback on this course. The private Facebook group is available for discussion between students. Emma is available in the group for questions.