Sunday, June 2, 2013

2013 Summer Workshop

Creating Order out of Chaos 
Saturday, June 29, 2013
This workshop has been postponed until August. Watch for a new date to be posted in July.

David's 2013 Summer workshop concentrates on the most fundamental aspect of picture making - composition.

"Ultimately the composition of a photograph depends upon a series of complex decisions made by the photographer often in a fraction of a second." - DWS

Having guided students through the initial steps toward defining one's personal vision and the process of identifying and understanding the fundamental nature of light, David will now focus those lessons on the creating of dynamic and powerful compositions.

This June 29th workshop will explore the classic rules of composition and demonstrate why those rules can be and are so often broken.

David will take participants through the process of defining essential elements such as line, form and tonal value as well as the concepts of visual tension, negative space and balance and how all of these work together to create a visual harmony resulting in a dynamic image successfully expressing the photographer's vision.

Other topics discussed in the course of this workshop will include :

color vs. black & white
lens attributes
post processing/printing

Date: Saturday, June 29th, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Fee: $70.00

Location: San Francisco Financial District (Meet on the bottom floor of the Crocker Galleria on Post St. at Montgomery, at 11:00am)


Instruction & discussion: 11:00 - 12:00

Gallery visit: 12:15 - 1:30

Break: 1:30 - 2:00

Photographing & problem solving: 2:00 - 4:00

Discussion & wrap up: 4:00 - 5:00

Be sure to bring a camera: digital, film, SLR or point & shoot and some sort of note taking device. (Pack a lunch for the break or there are limited options for lunch in the Financial District on Saturdays.)

To register email David at:

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