Blyth Composition Masterclass – Saturday 3rd September 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Landscape photography is all about making a successful image from the scene in front of you. Even if your view is dominated by amazing scenery it doesn’t follow that you will produce a stunning image without giving some serious thought to your composition. Similarly mundane scenery doesn’t mean you will come away with a dull image. It is all about your interpretation of what is in front of you and how you translate that into an image. In short composition is the key to a great image.
The Blyth Estuary is a beautiful waterway sitting between the seaside town of Southwold and the village of Blythburgh with its magnificent church.
This workshop covers two locations on the Blyth Estuary; Blythburgh and Blackshore (Southwold Harbour)
This workshop is focused on photographic composition. Starting at Blythburgh we will explore various aspects of composition including identifying subjects, finding a viewpoint, working with supporting elements, adding depth and incorporating lines, shapes, patterns and textures. We will then move from one end of the estuary to the other and will focus on Southwold’s busy Harbourside. The workshop will finish at sunset when hopefully the sky will oblige with some colour.
During the workshop we will look at the common ‘rules of composition’ versus a more spontaneous approach based on contemplative techniques.
The locations in this workshop are both very different and should offer two very different moods.
This workshop is a 3 hour workshop and includes course notes and a copy of my Composition Workbook.