Elements of Composition

How to Add Depth and Dimension to Your Photographs

How to Add Depth and Dimension to Your Photographs In a recent New Mexico photography workshop we went over several tips on how to add depth and dimension to photographs. In this short podcast I share ways in which you can move past taking flat images.

Beyond the Rule of Thirds: Grid of Dynamic Symmetry

Beyond the Rule of Thirds: Grid of Dynamic Symmetry

Adding depth to a photograph using composition and geometry

In this short video series I go over some of the basics of adding depth to a photograph using composition and geometry.

Developing a Compositional Vocabulary in Photography – Part Three: “Perspective”

As photographers, we often hear about the importance of using perspective when capturing images, but what does this actually mean? First of all, perspective isn’t something that can be changed by changing your lens. Perspective can only be changed through a shifting of the photographer’s physical position. This does not just mean moving in closer […]

Developing a Compositional Vocabulary in Photography – Part Two B: “Simplicity”

Developing a Compositional Vocabulary in Photography – Part Two B: “Simplicity” BONUS VIDEO Part One: “Seeing” Part Two A: “Simplicity A” Part Two B: “Simplicity B” Part Three: “Perspective”

Developing a Compositional Vocabulary in Photography – Part Two: “Simplicity”

Painters start with a blank canvas and then add the essential elements to their paintings. Photography is the direct opposite of this, as photographers need to remove all the nonessential information from the frame. In this second video in my series on Developing a Compositional Vocabulary in Photography, I discuss the power of employing simplicity when […]

Developing a Compositional Vocabulary in Photography – Part One: “Seeing”

In this video series I discuss the essential compositional elements needed to begin creating more powerful images. “Seeing” is the first step in the photographic process. People often fixate on a subject that first captures their attention, while ignoring all the surroundings that are essential to “building” a captivating photograph. “Looking” is not the same […]