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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Learn composition in Photography to achieve stunning composition in your photographs
4.5 (8 ratings)
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Published 9/2012
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Now that you've bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a video that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to compose great shots. In this video, professional photographer Nicole Young takes you into the studio and on location to show you how to arrange components in a photo based on the way a viewer's eye travels through an image. With Nicole as your guide, you'll learn how to create compelling images whether you're shooting portraits, landscapes, or action.

Nicole starts with the basics of composition, showing you how to apply the rule of thirds to create interest in your shots and work the elements of color, shape, angles, and contrast to bring your own unique expression to any situation. She covers changing shutter speed to convey motion, working with aperture to create depth of field, and more. Then she takes you into Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to show you how to fine-tune your images through cropping and other adjustments.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone shooting with a DSLR
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What Will I Learn?
Arrange and compose shots
Learn how to apply the rule of thirds
Control shutter speed to convey motion
Workwith aperture to create depth of field
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  • DSLR camera
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My First Section
9 Lectures 57:02


Lines, Shapes And Patterns


Spatial Relationships

Using Editing Tools to Enhance Your Photographs

About the Instructor
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Books, eBooks and Videos for Creative People produces top-notch videos, books and ebooks on the latest in graphic design, Web design and development, digital photography, multimedia, video, and general computing. Our award-winning products are authored by the creative industry's top professionals and feature step-by-step explanations, timesaving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice. Peachpit is the home of Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Apple Certified and New Riders and is the publishing partner for The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), and others.

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Photographer & Author

Nicole is a photographer, published author, and solopreneur, specializing in food, travel, and landscape photography. She creates and sells eBooks, presets, textures, and tutorials online in the Nicolesy Store, and also creates images for her portfolio on Stocksy.

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