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Photography Clinic: Composition Course plus Perception Skills


The entrance to Glen Tanar, on Royal Deeside near Aboyne. This is more correctly known as the Bridge of Ess and the Tower of Ess - the entrance lodge to Glen Tanar Estate. The bridge spans the Water of Tanar. Glen Tanar is Royal Deeside's "other" famous picturesque Scottish glen often, overlooked by visitors to Glen Muick. www.dsider.co.uk dsider whats on Royal Deeside, photography courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)


Composition and Perception Free Tips  

You don’t take a photograph, you make a photograph.

Composition  – involves several individual composition skills.
Perception – is how we see things; compared to; what cameras actually record. 

Seeing is believing – or is it?
Surprisingly what we see is based upon our previous experiences.
This is not the same as what our camera records.

Perception is psychological.  This is a big problem for photographers.

To improve your photograohy you must learn how to communicate as a photographer.
Communication surrounds us everywhere in our daily lives.
Very few photographers understand the skills used by advertising photographers.
It’s about developing YOUR skills and NOT about blindly copying someone else.

Posing a group of people requires composition skills

group photography. How to photograph groups. Posing groups isn't easy, particularly if most of them wear glasses. (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

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