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No More Rules! Using Human Perception in Composition

Tuesday, January 16, at 7:30 PM ET

Colleen Miniuk
No More Rules!  Using Human Perception in Composition

Presented by the Lehigh Valley Photography Club, Chester County Camera Club, and Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (Chicago).

Oftentimes photographers spend too much time forcing their scenes to fit the rules (which yields technically “perfect” but perhaps boring photographs) rather than arranging the subject matter based on emotional responses and human perceptions. This insightful and educational presentation by outdoor photographer/writer Colleen Miniuk goes beyond reviewing the predominant composition rules and shares how we can leverage the reasoning behind human perception (not rules!) to help elicit specific responses from our viewers. Hear how subject matter placement, the use of different types of lines, relationships between shapes, and other visual language can help us arrange our scenes to convey depth and meaning more effectively with our audiences.

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Colleen Miniuk is a corporate-America-escapee turned full-time outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and speaker from Chandler, Arizona. Her credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways, AAA Via, National Parks Traveler, On Landscape, and a variety of other publications. After serving three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park, she authored the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How. She is also the author of Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography, and The Current Flows: Water in the Arid West. She writes an online photography advice column called “Dear Bubbles” and leads photography workshops, women’s photography retreats (called “Sheography™”), and online sessions for camera clubs, outdoor organizations, and private clients.

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Registration is required for this virtual presentation.  Registration is FREE for LVPC, Chester County Camera Club (with code) and Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (with code) members.  There will be a $10.00, nonrefundable fee for non-members.  A link to the video recording of the presentation will be emailed to all registrants, both members and non-members, within a week following the meeting.

To signup, click the "Register Now" button above and to the right. Connection information will be included in your registration confirmation and in follow-up reminder emails.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 7:30 PM until 9:30 PM
Zoom Meeting. Connection information will be provided in you registration confirmation.

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William Basta
Robert S Becker
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