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: We're not offering this class right now, but we will again in the future. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates, or sign up for our email list to receive news on upcoming classes. Thank you!
  • 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.