I teach two online classes with the PPSOP that centers around the Elements of Visual Design, and how to incorporate them into your photography. In my part I class we work on Negative Space, Vanishing Points, Depth, Shape, Pattern, Visual Tension, Texture, Light, and Color.I also teach these in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops i conduct around the planet.
In my Part II class, which is a continuation, we work on Line ( the most important of all the elements), Form, creating Shadows and Silhouettes, and more on Light and Color. We also work on ways to see things that are not obvious to most people’s eyes…”Not what is, but what could be”, is the class mantra.
The following slideshow consists of images from both my part I and II class, and if you compare notes you’ll see these elements used in creative ways by my fellow photographers that are learning how to see differently. Keeping in mind that these students are not professionals, but people that have started to use the Elements to their benefitwhen composing their photos.
Visit my website at: www.joebaraban.com, and check out my ever-changing workshop schedule at the top of this blog. I have one spot left for my “Springtime in Portugal” workshop May 21st. I have my Maine Media Workshop coming up July 26th, which will be my 27th year. Far away in 2016, I’ll be working again with Epic Photo Tours to lead a tour to North and the coastal cities of Viet Nam in early April of 2016.
Keep those photos and questions coming in to: AskJoeB@gmail.com, and I’ll send you a video critique.