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Student’s Work: PPSOP/ September class

Working on the silhouette.

I’ve been teaching an online class with the PPSOP for just about three years, and I’m always amazed and impressed with the level of work that’s generated over the course of the four weeks. I had started out with just one class, and like my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, we work on incorporating the basic elements of visual design and composition to make  fellow photographer’s images stronger.

Several months ago I began teaching a part II class that extended these elements to include shadows, silhouettes, some interesting assignments, and some of the principles of Gestalt. When you put all these elements and concepts together the results are memorable photos that the viewer will mentally enjoy long after he’s stopped looking.

Here’s some examples of how these elements that they’ve  learn over the month made their photos look as good as I believe they do. These are amateur photographers with all different skill levels since everyone can benefit from my classes no matter where they are in the scheme of things…photographically that is!!!

The following slideshow is from both my Part I and Part II…enjoy and see if you can pick out the different elements and concepts.

Visit my website at: www.joebaraban.com and check out my new 2013 workshop schedule at the top of this blog. Come shoot the elements with me sometime.

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


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    • Gary Thursby December 7, 2012, 1:14 am

      I like the shot of the man with beer bottle looking out the window! Has some character and soul to it!

      • Joe December 8, 2012, 1:11 pm

        You’re absolutely right!!!!! It’s the reason I put it at the top.


    • Debbie Daigle December 15, 2012, 8:02 pm

      I sure do miss your class!!!  When is the new one on Gestalt starting????

      • Joe December 18, 2012, 10:39 am

        Hopefully the beginning of 2013.


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