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Composition I: From Good to Great

A good composition is the essence of impactful images. How do we define a “good composition?” In this course, your instructor will answer this question with tangible rules, so your technique can be more scientific than mystical. Similar to how learners of a new language use grammar to structure their sentences, aspiring photographers can use compositional elements to design their images. Composition I: From Good to Great sets you on a course to obtain great compositions intuitively.

Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.

Registration & Fees: $245
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Suggested Classes to Continue Education
  • Storytelling through Photography
  • Photography II: Beyond the Basics
  • Lightroom I: Beginning Your Workflow
  • Photoshop I: Getting Started
Suggested Reading

Composition Photo Workshop, by Blue Fier



Class meets four Mondays:
September 14th, 21st, 28th & October 5th
6 – 8 pm (CST)


Capture, Edit

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection
Digital Camera with ‘Manual’ Mode
Flash-drive (or storage device)
Notebook and pen


Mark Chen