Think like DaVinci: An Advanced Class on Composition at LightBox Photographic Gallery
October 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm$59
Think like DaVinci: An Advanced Class on Composition
with Sam Blair
Saturday, October 7th, 11 am – 3:30pm
Sam will present this class with a half hour break at 1pm. Please join us!
LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
Contact email@example.com or at 503-468-0238 for a reservation,
the class fee is $59, $49 for LightBox Members
LightBox Photographic Gallery is happy to present this one day class on composition. Yes, the subject we all know everything about yet perhaps nothing at all! Sam Blair has worked diligently and put together a very extensive expose on the subject of Composition. We invite you to join us for this one day class in the beautiful LightBox Photographic Gallery in the heart of Downtown Astoria. Please join Sam and enjoy a Saturday in Astoria with us!
From those bulls drawn on cave walls in Lascaux over 15,000 years ago, to Greek and Roman artists, to artists of the Renaissance like DaVinci and Michelangelo, concept and composition have always been the first and foremost considerations in the creative process. “Composition”, Edward Weston famously said, “is the strongest way of seeing”. But what does that even mean? This class answers that question.
Over the long arc of art history, certain principles of composition have evolved. These are not rules, as Art has no rules. (Sorry, Rule of Thirds) Instead, we have tools of composition which, when combined with your own creativity, distinguish strong, compelling images from those Dorothea Lange called “one lookers”.
As photographers- the new kids on the block- you will learn what those tools are, and how to apply them. Equally important, you will learn why they appeal to the brain and the human sense of perception. There will be no recitation of stale formulas. Instead, you will learn how to think about compositions, using visual learning. Classic works of art and strong photographs will illustrate by example how the tools were used successfully, and how you can apply those same tools. You will learn a workflow process guaranteed to
produce consistently stronger images, or your money back, no questions asked. I’m that confident in the process.
Already pretty good at compositions? Just remember Michelangelo’s last words, spokenon his death bed: “Ancora imparo”, he whispered, translated from Latin to mean “ I was still learning”.