Photographic Composition (CEPH 101)

Visual composition affects the impact and message of an image. Spatial relationships between subjects, choice of lighting and changes in perspective can influence how a photograph is interpreted and received. In this course, students will examine composition techniques including the rule of thirds and the golden ratio, applying depth of field, and exploring elements of art and design to develop their lens-based skills. This course does not include darkroom or computer lab access. Students must bring their own 35mm or digital (manual operation) camera, and have basic exposure and light meter knowledge.

Contact Hours

24 course hours (3 hours per class)

Prior Learning

To fully benefit from this course, prior experience with Photography is required.

Courses offered that meet Prior Learning Requirements

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $517.60. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.

Course Format

Course offering is available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.


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