Composition Fundamentals

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  • In-depth Instruction; over 70 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $24.99
4 Lessons
1  hrs 10  mins

One of the most basic and most important things you can do to improve your photography is to understand the essentials of outdoor photography composition.

This is the part of photography many people skip because they would rather hurry up and hit the trails. However, spending time to learn outdoor photography composition essentials pays huge dividends to the quality of your photograph construction in the long run. Often times, the success of a photograph hinges on the success of the organization of subjects within the frame.

To help you with composition, this class will demonstrate:

  • Subject placement using specific framing grids
  • Horizon lines and where to place them
  • How perspectives change a photograph
  • Framing and telling a story
  • Complimentary color composition
  • Leading lines
  • Foregrounds, midgrounds, and backgrounds
  • Hyperfocal distances
  • When to break the rules


Constructing compelling outdoor photograph compositions has a lot to do with the long-term process of training your eyes to see things that would make a great photograph. After learning all about compositions, you’ll be able to see and even envision different composition options before you take your camera out of the bag.


Improving your compositions improves your photographs. It can even lead to a quicker path to developing your own personal style of photography. You’ll learn if you like leading lines more than foreground subjects, or when to use specific colors together.

In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this class provides you with a downloadable class guide that was designed to complement the topics you’ll explore so you can take notes as we examine composition essentials together.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Basic Skills – Intermediate

Bonus materials available after purchase

Composition Fundamentals Purchase this class for $24.99.