Composition & Visual Perception
Composition & Visual Perception
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.
Knowledge is required to have the freedom to create.
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.
Course basic info
12 months total access
Interactive self-paced course
How it works
This is an interactive self-paced online course. What does that mean? It 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. You will be able to access all contents of the course from the moment you are enrolled in it, though we advice for lessons to be taken with dedicated time and in the proposed order. Plus, you will have a total of 12 months to keep accessing and studying the course's contents.
How it looks
This is not a “watch and see” video-based course. Instead, you will find written lessons, examples, photographs, graphs, documents, quizzes, analysis, assignments (without feedback for your own practice), and much more, all of which fills this course with valuable and practical information. Plus, 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
What do I need?
A computer (smartphone or tablet will do the job too) and internet connection. That’s all.
How am I going to access the course?
You will receive the access credentials within 24-48 hours after purchasing the course (except in pre-sale situations where the access will be provided on the specific aforementioned date).
What type of course is this? What’s inside?
This is an interactive self-paced course. Everything is thought so you can take the course at your own pace. Please note this is not a “watch and see” video-based course. You will find written lessons, examples, lots of photographs, analysis, graphs, etc. that fills this course with valuable and practical information.
Does my access to the course expire?
Yes. It will expire 12 months after we send you your access credentials. Please be aware that while we understand there are many personal circumstances than can arise, we cannot offer access extensions after the 12 months. We have chosen to give a whole year access to the course, to ensure everybody has enough time to complete all lessons. And we hope you do!
Do I have to be in class at certain times? Is this course live?
No, not at all. You are going to be able to access it whenever you want. You will be able to access all contents of the course from the moment you are enrolled in it, though we advice for lessons to be taken with dedicated time and in the proposed order. Plus, you will have a total of 12 months to keep accessing and studying the course's contents.
Who is this course aimed at?
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.
Any further questions?
Contact us here.