Basic Composition Principles at the Historical Center of Athens
What makes a photo successful? What optical means does a photographer use to create an image that provokes the viewer’s interest? Success lies in a combination of various elements and their organization in an effective synthesis. In the workshop, the writer Yiannis Rizomarkos will analyze the concepts and rules that determine the dynamic composition in photography and provide practical guidance on how to apply them to the shot.
On the first day of the seminar, through theoretical teaching and the analysis of important photographs, students will learn how lines, shapes, light are the means of their creative expression and how concepts such as balance, symmetry, depth, perspective affect the final result. Immediately after, the group leaves for the historic center of the city, where under the guidance of Yiannis they will perform photo exercises designed to improve their composition skills and their ability to enhance the content of their image.
The workshop concludes the next day at the school, with the presentation and critical analysis of the resulting images, as well as references to works by renowned photographers that will motivate and inspire participants.
Suggested prior knowledge: Digital Camera from Theory to Practice