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Challenging Composition with Rob Sheppard

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March 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Challenging Composition with Rob Sheppard Monday

March 07, 2022-March 07, 2022

06:00 pm -08:00 pm

Challenging Composition with Purpose – Techniques for More Expressive Photography

With Rob Sheppard

 Mondays, March 7 – April 11, 2022 6 PM – 8 PM, ONLINE

Create new and fresh photographic compositions. See the world in whole new ways! Join Rob Sheppard, for a unique and effective look at making your compositions better.

It will include the following (and much more!):

  • Communicating with composition
  • What eye-level means for all subjects (and why is this so important)
  • Controlling depth of field and light for impactful compositions
  • Using color to affect composition
  • Working edges and angles for more impact
  • How changing your focal length and distance to the subject can create fresh and totally different compositions


As Rob Sheppard says: “I love working with fresh and new photographic compositions that go beyond the rule of thirds. If you only know composition through a group of rules, you are missing out on the full potential of the visual language of photography.  Effective and engaging compositions are so important to me that I collaborated with Art Wolfe on the popular book, The Art of the Photograph, all about making your compositions better. I want to connect you with photographic compositions in unexpected and unique ways in this class. This is not a technology class, but a class that will challenge you to think differently and see the world in imaginative ways.”


About Rob Sheppard 

My interest in photography began in junior high. Later, I was a photojournalist for the college daily and had my first paid photography with the Seattle Post Intelligencer. After college, I pursued my other great interest of nature and became a naturalist in a county park system.. Next I became the staff photojournalist in the communications department at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Composition is critical for photojournalism in order to connect quickly with a reader. Then I worked for a publication company as a writer/photographer. From there, I worked at a production house in Minneapolis where I was a photographer, videographer, and producer. We moved to California to pursue bigger opportunities in photography, video, and film. I was as an associate editor at Peterson Photographic then became editor at Outdoor Photographer magazine. I also began writing and photographing books and doing photo workshops around the country. After 12 years at Outdoor Photographer, I left to do more work on my own, photography and writing. I still do that today, concentrating on nature work.


March 7, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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