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Do you want to take better photos? Who doesn’t, right? So the question I get all the time is: “What’s the number one thing I can do to make my photos stand out? I see great scenes, but I can’t always turn them into interesting photos!”
Can you guess what I say?
(Hint: I don’t tell them to upgrade their gear.)
I tell them that the answer to better photos is composition.
See, building composition skills is the fastest and most lasting way to create amazing images. But learning about composition can be frustrating. The information out there is vague and confusing. And it never leaves you feeling like you really know how to create great photos.
Composition needs to be taught a better way. That’s why I’ve created Incredibly Important Composition Skills. You’ll get the theory without the fluff. And you’ll know how to put it into action, easily, no matter where you are or what you’re shooting. It’s a practical, no-nonsense way for you to gain real skills. Skills you’ll use for the rest of your life!
And even better, you’re going to have so much fun! I’ve filled this multi-media tutorial with photos, illustrations, videos and exercises, so that you’ll have a blast no matter whether you like to learn by seeing, reading or doing. Ready to get composition superpowers? Let’s go!
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transform your photography!
Buckle up, friend! With Incredibly Important Composition Skills, you're going to...
You’ll have the skills to approach even the most challenging scene and feel like you're on fire!
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Photographers use arty terms as though they're common knowledge. We’re going to tell you what they actually mean.
Start taking more winners and fewer duds. Imagine sorting through your next session and find it full of great shots!
With your new skills, you’re going to create great photos that people notice. Just think of where this will take you!
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How would you feel if your favorite author suddenly decided to stop organizing the words in her books in the right order? Pretty darn confused, right? You’d quickly give up on her impossible book, and probably on her too. Now think about your photography…
Like the author, you’re a communicator, only you deal with images instead of words. You need to organize your images purposefully if you don’t want them to end up ignored. But…how?
Enter composition! See, people tend to view images in predictable ways. And once you discover these patterns, you can use them to your advantage, to create photos that communicate your message – an idea, a memory, a feeling – and look amazing too!
To unlock the secrets of composition you need to put together all the pieces: the elements, the techniques, and the decisions. Here’s how you’ll do that…
Think about your favourite photo. You probably first visualize the subject, because they’re the important part, right? But now think about all the other bits and pieces of visual information that make up that photo. Things like the lighting, the shapes, the lines, and colors.
These are compositional elements.
And here’s the crazy thing: they often have more impact on your image than the subject itself! These elements influence where your viewer looks and the feeling they take away. Whether or not you take advantage of it is up to you.
So the first step to better communication with your viewer is to understand the visual elements, and what they do for composition.
When you get Incredibly Important Composition Skills, first you'll learn about the fundamental elements – those that will show up in almost every photo, and can make or break your image.
Then we’ll cover the secondary elements. These ones may not be in every scene you shoot, but if you keep an eye out for them, you can start creating photos that will really stand out.
When you’ve finished learning this stuff, you’ll start seeing the world in a whole new way, and suddenly become aware of how everything in your photo can influence the message.
Knowing about the elements is the first step. But that’s not enough. You also need to know how to arrange them in your photo. In the tutorial you’ll learn 7 essential compositional techniques – practical ways of organizing the elements in your frame to create stunning images.
You know how certain photos just feel right? That comes from something called “balance”, and is a technique that every photographer needs to have in their tool belt. We’re going to discuss three different ways to bring balance to your photos. We’re also going to show you how to break with convention, and create images that have tension and drama!
I’ll also show you how to use layers to draw your viewer into the photo, and make them feel like they were right there in the scene with you. This is a super powerful way to engage your audience, and you’ll be itching to get out and start trying it!
You’ll even discover how to use different elements in the scene to get your viewers to look where you want them to, in the right order. You’ll be in total control!
What good is theory if you don’t know how to actually use it while you’re out taking photos? Not good! And that’s why I’ll hook you up with an easy 8-step process that will help you make better compositions every time you take a photo.
See, before you press the shutter, you make a series of decisions. Stuff like which aperture to use, where to stand, and when to press the shutter. You might not have thought about them as decisions that impact your composition, but as you’ll learn in this tutorial, each one has a big role to play.
For example, where you stand seems like a pretty simple decision. But where you place your feet – what point of view you take – can completely change the entire scene. Even a small step to either side can make the difference between an image that works, and one that falls flat.
Take a look at the example photo below. A simple change in my point of view created two totally different compositions. The lines of the towel go from vertical to diagonal, the triangle of the missing piece is more prominent in the first. There are also big differences in the amount of empty space, the predominant colour, and the visible textures.
With the 8-step process you’ll get in this tutorial you’ll be able to put everything you’ll learn about composition into action. You won’t be left wondering what’s next.
You’ll have a simple step-by-step approach that will let you make great decisions, and create great photos.
"This is the BEST composition book I have ever read, it's simple, so beautifully edited, brings so many ideas in one place, it also gives excellent examples. This book is a must!"
When you pick up Incredibly Important Composition Skills, you'll get a beautiful, 225-page eBook that covers everything you need to know to have a deep understanding of composition and the practical know-how to put it to good use!
Here's what you'll know when you're done reading:
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7 FUN VIDEOS THAT BRING IT ALL TOGETHER
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When you buy this tutorial, you’re also going to get 7 bonus videos that help bring together everything you’ve learned about composition. In each video, we’ll take a close look at one of my favourite photos to talk about the theories and techniques that were used to compose it, and how they influence its look and feel.
THE COMPOSITION SKILLS FIELD GUIDE
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As a double bonus, you’ll also get our Field Guide – a printable pocket guide with the most essential composition information laid out in an easy-to-follow format. Print it out, fold it up, and slip it in your camera bag or jacket pocket. You’ll never worry about forgetting your favourite tips, tricks and techniques. Sweet!
A beautiful, 225-page eBook that will turn you into a composition master! It's packed with over 300 original photos and illustrations so you can see the concepts in action. You'll also get 10 exercises that'll have you improving while you read!
Watch the videos and see how the techniques and theories come together to create strong compositions.
This printable pocket guide is packed with essential tips, theories and techniques. Keep it in your bag so you're always ready to compose a great shot!
You’ll get all of that, and in just one weekend you’ll have composition superpowers. You’ll feel confident that you can make more interesting, effective photos. And you’ll have fun doing it!
This tutorial comes in digital download format (a zip file). The eBook and bonus field guide are .pdf files that can be easily viewed on your PC, Mac or iPad. The videos come as .mp4 files that will play on a Mac or PC. Once they’re on your computer, all of the files can be viewed offline, anytime. And they’re yours to keep – forever! Re-read and re-watch them as many times as you like, so you can be sure the information really sticks!
Is Incredibly Important Composition Skills for Me?
By investing in your photography education, you’ll be improving the quality of your images for the rest of your life. Just think of what a lifetime of great photos is worth!
Try Incredibly Important Composition Skills for a full 60 Days, and if you don't feel like you have stronger composition skills you’ll get 100% of your money back. Just email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will refund your money personally. No questions asked. You’re going to love this tutorial – I’m that confident.
HERE'S WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SAYING...
I was worried that with a background as far removed from the arts as possible I'd be lost. But that didn't happen AT ALL. Instead, I learned the concepts of composition – and all the lingo – in a very non-threatening, fun way.
The scariest thing about learning composition is getting overwhelmed by the material or trying so hard to follow the rules that all the possibility for spontaneity disappears. That didn’t happen with Incredibly Important Composition Skills. The emphasis on “tools, not rules” was a reminder to take it easy, absorb the principles, but not treat them like gospel.
You've connected so many dots in my brain! Composition is definitely my weak point, but I feel like now I have the tools to get out there and make composition bow down to me!
‘Composition’ can seem like a large, nebulous word when it comes to photography. I have never seen a tutorial break down all the pieces that go in to good composition like this one does. Everything is well written and excellent sample images are used to explain things.
I cannot recommend this enough to photographers wanting to learn and hone their composition skills.
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Anyone who’s serious about taking great photos needs to know about composition. But the information out there makes it so hard and frustrating.
When I started out, I rushed to the library and grabbed all the composition books I could get my hands on. Then I started reading. Ugh. They were so dull and confusing that it took me ages to finish them. And it cost me. When I look back on my old photos, I see all of the errors and bad choices I made because I didn’t know enough about composition. And I could have avoided those mistakes, and made photos that were great, if I just had better information. How disappointing is that?
Now you can skip the frustration (and the mistakes, and the regret), and get serious composition skills the fun way. By this time tomorrow, you’ll have the knowledge you need to take more powerful photos!
Where do you want to be a year from now? Still struggling to fix the same mistakes and falling back on the same techniques, like you haven’t progressed? Or feeling like you’ve grown more as a photographer than you ever could have imagined?
How will it feel when you unlock your potential and start taking the photos you’ve only dreamed about? What photographic experiences are you going to go after? What doors are going to open for you?
And what will you miss out on if you don’t act on your dreams?
…HERE’S THE PLAN:
Pick up a copy of this tutorial. Read it. Think about it. Take notes! Then get practicing and putting your new skills into action. And watch as the world around you takes notice. It’s going to be incredible!
Head Ninja, Photography Concentrate
P.S. Remember, I made this a no-brainer for you. You get a full 60 Days to try Incredibly Important Composition Skills so there is zero risk for you. If you aren’t totally and completely satisfied, get 100% of your money back. No questions asked. Get it now and start building amazing composition skills!
P.P.S. If you have any further questions about the tutorial, you can email me directly at email@example.com. I’d be happy to help you!
I have just finished working through your Incredibly Important Composition Skills e-book and it certainly has made me more aware of the importance of moving your feet. I really love landscape and I think my pictures have improved considerably by changing angles (where it is possible - cliff edges do cause some restriction!) or even simply just turning the camera from landscape to portrait position to create a tighter coastline and more sky.
I just wanted to let you know how MUCH I enjoyed your book Composition Skills! I haven’t had any formal training in photography or even art for that matter. I love to take photos and have been trying to learn as much as I can about the subject. Thank you so much for a wonderful, simple to understand book on composition! It will be a go-to-book for me for a long time.
So much great information. Easy to read, beautiful layout and example photography. I adore your design presentation. It's fresh, attractive and cohesive with your other tutorials and blog posts, and I like that consistency.
Composition is a crucial factor in making your images sing. Get it wrong and you are likely to remain just a good photographer. The goal, for most, I imagine is to be great at what you do. Even after 18 years in this business, I came away learning so much about the use and sometimes abuse of composition in Photography Concentrate's new workshop, "Incredibly Important Composition Skills". Indeed, what Lauren and Rob have done is to break it all down elegantly and free of jargon found in most other stuffy photography books. I recommend it to those starting out in photography and to those who like me have been at it for a very long time.