Have you ever taken photos on holidays or at a family event and not liked any of them? Were you told as a child that you aren’t creative? Transform your photography skills – rediscover your creative side and you can take photos that you, and others, will love!
Picture yourself feeling comfortable every time you take a photo, knowing how to frame it up so that it looks great.
Imagine how good you’ll feel when you are able to capture special moments with family and friends – preserving those precious moments – whether at a celebration at home or when you are on holidays.
Composing Memories will change the way you think about taking photos!
With Composing Memories, you’ll discover how to take photos that WOW!
Our lead instructor, Sandy Swanton, will take you through different techniques, focussing on one at a time so that you can understand each one. Some you’ll love to use – they’ll speak to you. Some might not be the way you “see the world” and that’s perfectly okay. Learning them is how we understand how to play with our photos! And that’s where the fun begins!
How the course works
Each week we’ll talk about one of the key techniques and how to use them to gain control of your photos. Then you’ll have a few days to practice each technique and build your skills and confidence with a special activity for each one.
In Level 1, we’ll talk about
– Foreground and Background – and why they matter
– how to bring the viewer into the photo through Leading Lines
– using Patterns, Textures, Colour and Light to tell a story, and
– using the Rule of Thirds to frame your photo before you click.
In Level 2, we’ll expand on these topics and spend more time learning how to use Cropping, more about Patterns, Textures, Colour & Light, Balancing the Elements, Bending the Rules, and even how to Break the Rules!
Once you’ve completed the activities each week, you’ll post your photos into our secret Facebook group where we can talk together about what you saw, and how it captured your imagination.
The group is about supporting each other – building a community of photographers as we grow our skills and confidence together.
At the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and feel more confident in taking photos that you and your family love.