Photography Composition (Ages 11 - 14)
A videographer/photographer teaches a one-time photography course on some of the composition techniques used to make your photographs and photography skills POP!
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*NOTE: If your student hasn’t really ever touched a camera I’d advise taking my class “What I Wish I Learned My First Day In Photography and Video Class. It covers a lot of the basics that a student needs to know to start taking pictures with their camera in manual mode. I will go over some of those settings in this class, such as aperture, ISO, and shutter speed but only as a reminder. Photography Composition is a one-time class focused, pun intended, on some of the techniques used to...
To help students understand how to arrange elements within a photograph and what some of the rules are in photography composition,THE RULE OF THIRDS, FRAMING, SPACE, BALANCE, DEPTH OF FIELD, and LEADING LINES, how they all work and when to break them. I want them to understand how those rules affect a photograph and the people that look at their photographs. I want to help train their eyes to see the composition before they even pull their camera out to take the shot.
While I’ve only been teaching for the past three years, Audio and Film Production at the high school level, I’ve been involved in the industry, professionally, for thirty years. I started in television, a local ABC affiliate, and then worked at a few other stations across the country, all incorporating my skills as a videographer on the news, sports, and commercial production side of things. I did all of that for about ten years before branching out on my own by starting a video production company, and right before that branching was when I added photography to my skill set when I decided to go back to school to get a film degree and had to take some photography courses. I’ve also owned a couple of marketing slash advertising agencies where I did a majority of the video work and a good portion of the photography for our clients. Then interspersed between those ventures I freelanced my photography and video skills to various organizations and events. I say professionally because that’s when I actually started getting paid to do the things I love. My passion for telling stories visually began much earlier, in the sixth grade when I decided I wanted to make movies when I grow up and I actually got to take my first, and not last, class in video production.
None. YAY! But I do recommend that students shoot as much as they can. The more they take photos and practice what we’ve discussed the quicker those things become second nature. WARNING: A side effect of this though is they may not look at things the way other people do. An example is that a hallway won’t be just a hallway, it will be a FRAME, filled with SPACE, LEADING LINES, and BALANCE where a subject can be placed perfectly off to the right by using the RULE OF THIRDS using a shallow DEPTH OF FIELD to help the subject stand out more. I apologize for the photography nerd out.
1 file available upon enrollmentA camera. And any camera will do. Even a phone or a tablet. I'll provide a Handy Handout that students can download.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I’ll provide a Handy Handout that highlights some of the topics we’ll be discussing.
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8 completed classes
Yo, yo, yo, yo!!! My name is Matthew Stanley, or Mr. Stanley, Stanley, and Matty Stanz. Those last three are what my students have called me over the past three years. Ya see, three years ago is when I decided to start teaching. I got that...