Composition Minis: Line and Shape

Good composition is the essence of impactful images. But 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. This course is part of a series of mini composition workshops. Sign up for one or all four mini-workshops and pave the way for creating intuitive, great compositions in your photography.

Line and Shape: Learn how to use of line and shape to make more dynamic images. Students will explore implied lines, leading lines, triangles, shape vs. form, and how to best present them!

Registration & Fees

The Composition Minis Workshops are available as a package of 4 workshops for $245 and as individual workshops for $65 each!


Composition Minis: Line and Shape: $65



Register for the full Composition Minis package (all four workshops): $245
Full Composition Minis Schedule:


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Members Enjoy 20% Off Tuition

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.



Class meets:
Friday, August 7
10 am – 12 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