Composition and Visual Perception
the rhetoric of still-life
the rhetoric of still-life
DURATION: 4 weeks with 12 months access
FEE: €129 (VAT incl.)
with direct access
What does this mean?
Before, our courses were given with a 'editions' format, and we had several editions throughout the whole year and strict registration dates.
But now, you are able to register for our courses whenever it's convenient for you, and you will have direct access to them.
Composition is one of the major subjects in all the art disciplines: painting, photography; even music or sculpture. In this course, we'll dive into the still-life genre: from analyzing 17th century still life paintings, to studying contemporary photographs.
It is important to understand that photography, like any other visual art, cannot operate in a vacuum and has to absorb rules and guidelines from past and present. Without studied composition, despite the technical virtuosity, there is no good image. Composition is putting elements together in harmony, creating a balanced yet visually attractive image that tells us a story without being strictly narrative.
We'll also consider the role of psychology and intuition in still-life, and the implications of our daily lives in how we perceive images. All aspects of our lives influence the way we perceive images and the way we create them.
This is an interactive self-paced online course. That means you are going to be able to access it whenever you want. At any time, day or night, whenever you have a computer, smartphone or tablet and internet connection.
The duration of the course is 4 weeks, with 12 months access. Lessons will be published following a schedule during four weeks. Then, you will have a total of 12 months to keep accessing and studying the course's contents.
You will find written lessons, examples, photographs, quizzes that autocorrect, analysis, assignments for your own practice, an internal instagram, and so on. Everything is thought so you can take the course and enjoy it at your own pace.
From the 17th century to nowadays
Non-narrative still life
How to read an image
A conventional view of composition
Techniques vs. instinct
Understanding visual elements
Psychology and Imagery
Gradients and depth
The importance of details
A computer, smartphone or tablet and internet connection.
This course is not only aimed at photographers, but also at any creatives that want to dive into the composition and visual perception world. This course's contents can be applied to several areas of visual arts.
This is an interactive self-paced course. Everything is thought so you can take the course at your own pace.
No, not at all. You are going to be able to access it whenever you want.
Renowned photographer and director, Aiala is the founder and lead instructor of Delicious yet Beautiful. The online school started as a way of sharing her own knowledge, and has grown to become a place of reference where people come to acquire knowledge about several creative disciplines. Besides online courses, she has also taught several master classes, courses and practical workshops to hundreds of students, both privately and at Mondragon University.