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Student Work: February PPSOP Class

So many elements from the 'Artist Palette'  in this photo.

So many elements from the ‘Artist Palette’ in this photo.

I love to showcase the photos from my online class with the PPSOP, and my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the world.

My online class is four weeks in length, and my workshops range from one week to twelve days. In both cases I show my fellow photographers how to incorporate the Elements of Visual Design into their imagery. Since my background is in Art rather than photography, I studied these elements for the majority of my academic career, and afterwards I made them a part of my photographer career as a advertising and corporate photographer. To me I still considered myself an artist, I merely changed the medium from a paintbrush to a camera; everything still applies.

In each of these photos shown in this slideshow, the basic elements of both design and composition are present in some form or another: Negative Space, Texture, Pattern, Shape, Form, Line, Light and Color. You’ll also see a Vanishing Point, Silhouettes, and  Shadows which are also important in taking your imagery what I refer to as “up a notch”.

Enjoy the show:

Visit my website at: www:joebaraban.com, and check out my workshop schedule at the top of this blog. I still have a four spots left in my Maine Media Workshop, three left in my joint trip with the Santa Fe Workshop to Cuba, and just two left with my joint trip with Epic Photo Tours to Myanmar.

Don’t forget to send me a photo and question to: AskjoeB@gmail.com.


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