Beginner Photography Composition Course
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Beginner Photography Composition Course

Improve your photography by practicing photo composition techniques. Capture photos that stand out from the crowd!
4.5 (310 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
16,959 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2019
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Current price: $69.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Compose images to make them stand out from the crowd
  • Frame each photograph dynamically to get more attention
  • Make your photos POP and give your images the "Wow!' factor
  • Understand basic composition techniques
  • Become a more confident photographer
  • Take photos that get more likes & engagement on social media
Requirements
  • No photography experience is required, this course is for beginners
  • You should have a camera to practice (digital, film, or a phone camera)
Description

Do you love photography but wish your pictures looked better, like the ones you see from other photographers on social media?

Are you looking for a fast and easy way to improve your photography skills?

Look no further. This photography composition class is a must for any beginner photographer, no matter what camera you use.

This course focuses on all the aspects of photography composition that will take your pictures from basic to extraordinary!

From specific techniques like: leading lines and the rule of thirds, to the basics of how to frame, use negative space, and creatively crop your photos, you'll learn very simple methods that will immediately improve your skills as a photographer. 

This course is appropriate for all cameras! Whether you're using a Digital SLR, 35mm film, or the camera on your phone, this class will help you improve the way you take pictures!

What photography composition techniques will you learn?

  • Backgrounds

  • Symmetry

  • Rule of Thirds

  • Leading Lines

  • Patterns

  • Point of View

  • Natural Frames

  • Negative Space

  • Creative Cropping

  • Color

  • Light

  • Texture

  • Disruption

  • Black & White

  • Flat Lay

  • and more!

By understanding these techniques, you'll capture better photos than ever before.

What do you get when you enroll?

  1. Two hours of easy-to-watch video lessons

  2. Practice activities to help you learn

  3. Downloadable cheat sheets and guides to help you out

  4. Premium support from instructors who care

  5. Access to our Photography & Friends community

  6. Lifetime updates to this course

By the end of this course you will be confident taking photos in any situation using professional composition techniques!

Who are the instructors?

Phil Ebiner, JP Pullos and Lydia Billings are professional photographers and teachers who have taught over one million students on Udemy how to improve their skills. With top-rated courses and a true passion for helping others, your instructors will do anything they can to make this an amazing learning experience.

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We have a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, so there's no reason to hesitate.

Enroll now and we'll see you in lesson 1!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner photographers
  • Anyone who wants to improve their pictures
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 02:02:11
+ Introduction to Photography Composition
4 lectures 04:31

We've created a downloadable workbook for you to use while taking this course. It includes key points from each lesson, visualizations, as well as a space for you to take notes. Feel free to print it out.

We hope this helps you in this course and improves your learning experience!

Cheers!

Download the Course Workbook
00:12
Download the Composition Cards & Infographic
00:10
Join the Photography & Friends Student Group
00:38
+ Compositional Elements
6 lectures 46:24
Rule of Thirds
03:25
Leading Lines
04:00
Patterns
02:56
It's time to take action. Head out on a photo adventure and capture at least one photo using each of the composition 'rules' you learned in this section: backgrounds, symmetry, rule of thirds, leading lines and patterns.
Practice Your Compositional Elements
1 question
Real World Demonstration with Phil: Compositional Elements
28:14

Test your knowledge of basic compositional elements.

Do You Know Your Photo Composition? Quiz 1
5 questions
+ Framing Fundamentals
5 lectures 26:02
Point of View
03:07
Natural Frames
02:07
Negative Space
03:16
Creative Cropping
02:26
It's time to take action. Head out on a photo adventure and capture at least one photo using each of the composition 'rules' you learned in this section: point of view, natural frames, negative space, creative cropping.
Practice Your Framing Fundamentals
1 question
Real World Demonstration with Phil: Framing Fundamentals
15:06

Test your knowledge of framing fundamentals.

Do You Know Your Photo Composition? Quiz 2
4 questions
+ Contrast: Visual Difference
6 lectures 32:51
Color
03:37
Light
04:01
Texture
03:19
Disruption
02:51
Black & White Photography
04:17
It's time to take action. Head out on a photo adventure and capture at least one photo using each of the composition 'rules' you learned in this section: Color, Light, Texture, Disruption and Black & White.
Practice Your Visual Difference
1 question
Real World Demonstration with Phil: Contrast
14:46

Test your knowledge of visual difference.

Do You Know Your Photo Composition? Quiz 3
4 questions
+ Improve Your Compositions with these Pro Tips
4 lectures 07:23
Flat Lay Photography
01:34
Make Your Photos Stand Out from the Crowd
02:07
Choosing What to Include in the Frame
01:47
Are You Stuck in a Creative Rut?
01:55
+ Course Conclusion
2 lectures 04:59
FAQs about Photography Composition
03:10
Thank You
01:49