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Photo Fundamentals: The Rules of Composition

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March 25, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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Some say that photography begins before you pick up the camera, starting instead when you survey the scene and determine its proper composition.

In this workshop, we’ll learn to employ the rule of thirds and choose our angle of approach, then move to harness depth-of-field, leading lines and the vanishing point to create photos that merit a second look.

John Kerans– a life-long journalist – is a graduate of the Army’s photojournalism school who later earned his BA in photojournalism at the University of Minnesota. During a decade as a Reservist, assigned to the Army Public Affairs office in Los Angeles, he learned how to take “on location portraits” without studio lights or fancy equipment, a no-frills approach he likes to share with others. In civilian life, John’s journalism career has included stints as a reporter in Chicago, an assignment editor in Minneapolis, a TV news director in Des Moines.

Since 2015, John has been an instructor for the Digital Photography Certificate Program offered by Continuing Education at STLCC, Saint Louis Community College. Prior to STLCC, he taught at Arizona State, Scottsdale College and the University of Kansas. John holds a community college teaching certificate from Arizona State, and earned an MA in advertising at Lindenwood University.

Since 2013, John has edited a web-based photography magazine for beginners – available online at digitalcamera101.org – which has attracted 26,000 followers and accumulated 12-million page views.

Image: © John Kerans

IPHF’s Virtual Lecture Series will be hosted on the Zoom Video Communications platform. Links to meetings will be provided after registration. Technical assistance will be available at IPHF by phone and email.

Admission:$5 members/$10 Non Members

Please call (314) 535-1999 or email [email protected] for further assistance