Photography 101: Composition from a different perspective
What you'll learn
- Find your own style
- Master: Composition once and for all!
- Understand how a photographer thinks
- Understand the value of a good photograph.
- Discover more about how you think.
- Find the right moment to take a photograph.
- No prior knowledge is required. Only patience
I'm challenging you to a different mindset on how to perceive the visual world around you. We're in an inflation of images today, so how can you make a difference?
What won't be part of the course is yet another discussion about the camera and technical specs. It won't be about rules and techniques, how to use the camera and all that blah-blah, because you already know that.
We're going to talk about your position in Photography. How to not only to evaluate yourself, but to use instinct and your cultural background in order to take photographers that MATTER. I believe THEORY is more important than PRACTICE at this point.
On the completion of this course you will be able to:
Create a relationship with your subject (from a person to a landscape, it can be anything)
Know when is the right time to press the shutter and why
How to stop the overthinking and start seeing the world around you
How getting closer to the subject make your photographs alive
The harmful effect of laws and composition rules and how to create your own rules
Understand how to analyze photographs
Get into the right mindset
We'll start knowing more about photography without the camera. That's right!
What makes a good photograph and why? This seems to be the most important question most photographers don't know how to answer. I'll show you how simple it is to understand the process and it use for any future photograph you see or take.
You will get to know what photography actually is. We will study the studium and the punctum and how they influence our perception, how to train the mind to work without the camera, how to know when is the right moment to take the photograph, and how rules block you from finding your own personal style.
This theoretical course is cooperative. Meaning that I propose you a different way of thinking as an exercise, and then you apply it by using your intuition and see what results you get. And then we move on until you start to see the difference.
Two of the best books on photography (on which the course is based)
Photographs (of course)
Since we're here...
A bit about myself
I believe a place can reveal more than itself. It can reveal something about you. It can be about a mood or an action. It can be still or a reaction. I'm talking about the images which stop time. Images that absorb you. Every place in this world has a story, but how will we decide to tell it?
I'm Norbert Fodor, a romanian cinematographer currently based in Asia. I've graduated my BA and MA in Cinema and worked on national and international projects, TVC, Fiction, Music Videos, Ads.
I've always been interested in images and got my first camera when I was seven. Since then I couldn't forget about it, so it became more than just a profession. It became a way of thinking and living. My love for cinema and photography is eternal, and I am constantly trying to deconstruct it and see what makes it alive and ticking.
A personal note on this course
The internet is an inflation of information. That's how I got lost and that's how you probably did too.
On this journey I found that the most rewarding experience is showing the secrets and mechanisms to people who are searching to ride through it. I hope you will find this information useful and use it to teach others too.
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Who this course is for:
- Beginners and Advanced photographers
- Photographers who want to find their own style.
- Photographers who feel that their photos aren't getting better.
- Photographers who want expand their understanding of Photography.
- People who would like to understand the mindset of a photographer.
Born amongst the vampires in Transylvania, Romania, I'm reaching out to the world disguised as a cinematographer, but I'm a vampire deep down.
BA and MA in Cinema Studies Babes-Bolyai University, Theatre and Television Faculty in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Working as DoP and AC 1/2 on TVC, Fiction, Music Videos, Documentaries and Corporate Videos. Part of my work can be seen on my website.