Composition 101: A Course in Photographic Design with Kevin Weinstein (Online Learning – Six Sessions)
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Composition 101: A Course in Photographic Design with Kevin Weinstein (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

  • November 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Ever wonder how two people can stand in the same spot, point their camera at the same subject but return with completely different ways of interpreting the identical scene? Building and making a photograph is like piecing together a puzzle. Creating an image in-camera is making a series of decisions and choices. The goal is to build a strong enough composition to guide the viewer’s eye to the most important elements of your image.

This course, devoted entirely to composition and photographic design, is intended to help you develop the way you see and pre-visualize your images so the tools and ingredients can help you achieve more compelling, meaningful images. We will focus on dissecting topics such as how to arrange images vertically and horizontally, color vs. black and white, color theory and how color adds emotion to an image, and how to arrange an image within the rule of thirds. We will discuss important composition topics such as unity, balance, movement, rhythm, focus, contrast, pattern, proportion, color and light. Further, we will study and compare the compositional elements of different styles of photography from documentary to still life.

How you see, approach and build an image is what will set you apart from the person standing next to you. A well-constructed photo does not happen by accident. This class will empower you toward making a great photograph, rather than taking one.

Kevin Weinstein ( combines the worlds of photojournalism and artistic photography to capture memories, moods, split-second moments, and momentous events. He’s been doing it since the darkroom ages. The instructions he was taught back then for developing photos has stuck with him: “If it is too light, add time; if it is too dark, take away time.” But in the years since, as film gave way to digital, Kevin has learned that time cannot be added or subtracted—only seized or lost. His art as a documentarian, storyteller and photographer is all about seizing the moment, and the meaning within that moment. Kevin is a master at stripping away the nonessential and capturing the essence of a person, place or point in time. The results: emotive portraits and candids, lively magazine spreads, and images that command attention amid the visual clutter that defines the digital age.

A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

Six Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, November 1 – December 15, 9 am – 12 pm PST (no mtg. 11/22)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera.
Tuition: $470




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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