Secrets of Superior Composition in Photography

Characteristics Of This Class:

A solid grasp of composition gives you power and versatility as a photographer, and it makes photography a lot more fun!

Strong composition is important across all genres of photography. Done well, effective composition adds impact and clarity to the viewer's experience and makes your photography more memorable.

This workshop will introduce the rules of composition and explore the foundation of composition.

This workshop will cover:

  • The "rules" of composition (e.g., rule of thirds, leading lines, repetition, scale, juxtaposition, etc.)
  • The building blocks of composition
  • How to "see" compositionally
  • A five step process for better photography

Who Should Take This:

Beginning to intermediate photographers who want to take better pictures, especially if you're not sure what's missing! You should take the Hands-On Introduction to Digital Photography first if you're not fully comfortable with the manual settings on your camera.

To Be Determined

Instructor and their bio coming soon -

Very much matched what I was looking for. A lot of good info and stories based on his experience.

Diane, 5/21/2013

Inspired me to experiment & focus on different aspects of composition.

Deborah, 5/21/2013

Instructor engages with students interesting and funny.

Kim, 5/21/2013

Great theory and great use of examples to support theory. Great speaker with an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge.

Suzy, 5/21/2013

[The instructor was] passionate, enthusiastic, inspirational, animated, and enjoyable.

Reed, 7/19/2012

I like the lecture style instead of hands-on. The presentation was laid out nicely and precise.

Lauretta, 7/29/2009

Very interesting & engaging - like the examples and critique of student work.

Michael, 3/2/2009

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We want to make our training as accessible as possible so we offer a simple payment plan for our . Each of the 4 payments is 25% of the total registration fee with no finance charges or other costs. The first payment will be taken when you register and the remaining 3 payments are paid every month for the following 3 months (detailed payment information in the table below). It's easy to take advantage of this option and we encourage you to sign up early since these programs often fill up fast! If you're interested, don't register online. Instead, please contact BDA staff at 303-800-4647 or email us with the name and start date of the class you wish to attend ( and we'll get you setup, take your first payment, and confirm your registration.


Payment Program Details

  BDA Member Non-Member
Payment 1
Paid at time of registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 2
Due one month after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 3
Due two months after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 4
Due three months after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Note: registrants using the payment plan are not eligible for the early registration discount and always pay the standard registration fee ($69.00 for BDA members and $89.00 for non-members).

Registration Fees

BDA Members: $59.00

Non-Members: $79.00
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