Class Overview

Artistic Photo Composition | Seattle Central College - Continuing EducationExplore and expand your potential as an image creator through design with purpose.

Take your personal vision and image creation to a more sophisticated and deeper communication level through a variety of design techniques and practical applications.

This class will emphasize comprehensive visual communication and multiple uses.

We’ll examine the following topics:

  • Elements of photographic design, framing devices, foreground, background and perimeter mechanical control
  • Radical proportions, positive/negative space and asymmetry
  • Hierarchies, juxtaposition, symbolism and humor
  • Image construction from the idea to the execution
  • Color theories, B&W and duo-toning
  • Digital file management and basic prep for reproduction

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and enrich a concept, using the results of a problem-solving process
  • Communicate ideas through imaging and apply technical skills in a creative way
  • Evaluate the potential attributes, uniqueness and purpose of photograph
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and motivation
  • Exhibit attentive and reflective listening skills
  • Elevation of your conviction and commitment to quality in all imagery created

Who Should Take this Class?

Prerequisites: Basic skills with Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat software.

  • Budding photographers interested in improving their photo composition
  • Experienced photographers seeking to deepen their skill set

Student Testimonials

The class was put together in a very thoughtful and deliberate manner based on the instructor’s passion and years of experience. The instructor is kind, patient, and cares deeply about the student’s needs in a fun and productive atmosphere. – Jack Vogel

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6670
  • Instructor: Michael Ramey
  • When: 8 Thursdays | 9/28/17 - 11/16/17 | 6:40 PM - 9:10 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 20
  • Where: Broadway Edison Building - Room 5104 | 1701 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $215
  • Additional Notes: Additional computer lab fee required.