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Intensive: The Art of Photo Composition
with Pei Ketron
February 7 - February 9, 2014

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What makes one photograph more captivating than another? An image is powerful not just for what subject is depicted but how it is depicted. This is an idea that harkens back to paintings from centuries ago.

In this two-and-a-half day workshop, we examine imagery from throughout the years, delving far beyond the textbook rule of thirds and really examining the elements that make those images successful—or not, as the case may be. From the presence of leading lines to the use of light and shadow, we learn compositional rules and examine their relative merits. We discuss when to abide by those guidelines and when to put them aside. (There is, after all, truth in that saying that one should always know the rules before breaking them!)

Following the Friday and Saturday morning lectures, we venture out into the inspiring environs in and around Santa Fe to practice what we have learned. We also devote time to daily image critiques.

Artistic inspiration comes in a multitude of forms and varies according to person, time, and place. As you allow yourself to recognize and embrace that inspiration, you also discover how to harness it to create images that are uniquely your own.


Pei Ketron: Pei Ketron is a photographer, teacher, and traveler based in San Francisco. Over the years, her relationship with Santa Fe Ph...

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