Join local professional landscape photographer, Nic Stover as goes through a 5 week workshop  & webinar series talking about photography composition, how you can use it to critique your portfolio and develop more cohesive photography messages.

Some of the topics that Nic will cover include:

1. Common mistakes made in images

2. Different types of compositions

3. What are patterns you see in nature and how can you work with them in your work.

4. What does it take to create powerful images,

5. Are your images saying what you want them to say.

6. What and how can you correct deficiencies in post processing.  

7. How does color convey what you are looking to say in your images.


Critiquing Your Own Work

Webinar I was a free webinar on April 20th about types of composition and how composition impacts what you want to say in your images, common mistakes images and image reviews from participants. 

This kicked off the first of 5 Spring Webinars

Review the First Webinar

Webinar II-The Emotional Life of Lines.

What lines and shapes tell us emotionally in our images. Building on the first webinar where we discussed compositions and the emotional intent we will go further and wider with some additional composition tools and a review of what different lines and shapes communicate emotionally. The last portion of the webinar will include an image critique / image review with feedback from me and also from your fellow participants.

Recording of the webinar is available for $15.  Purchase Here


Emotional Life of Lines

Pismo Dunes Sunset

Webinar III-How you can “fix” some of your problems with post processing.

For this webinar in the series we will go much more hands on as we review some of the powerful tools in Photoshop that can help you to ethically and accurately clean up our images to keep the focus in the proper places in the images. The last portion of the webinar will include an image critique / image review with feedback from me and also from your fellow participants. 

SOME of the topics to be covered:

Warp Tool. How to use it for subtle changes.

Expanding the canvas. How we can give our image a little more “space” when we don’t get it right in camera.

Clone stamp. Selectively using this to clean up the imperfections of nature.

Dodging / Burning. How we can use these simple tools to bring out more depth.

Selectively lightening and darkening. How you can use this to direct the eye subtly.

Flipping and Rotating. What do basic Psychology principles tell us about how we move through an image.

Recording of this webinar is available for $15 Purchase Here

Webinar IV- Colors.  What do they say about and in your images?

The final webinar in the Spring Series before the summer webinar series launches. Join us to discuss Color.  How color throws off our composition. Review of what particular colors help us to feel emotionally. This webinar will challenge if we are thinking correctly about the color in our images and what we are seeking to communicate. The last portion of the webinar will include an image critique / image review with feedback from me and also from your fellow participants. 

Purchase for $15 here

Morro Bay Haze

What types of patterns do you see in nature?

What are the types of compositions and how do you work with them?

Sunset at Hazard Beach

What are some common mistakes in images

What is the "Real" subject of your image?

Moose Bombed

Are your images saying what you want them to say?

San Simeon Creek
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