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Mastering Photographic Composition and Visual Storytelling

Lesson 8 of 50

See the Extraordinary in Ordinary Things


Mastering Photographic Composition and Visual Storytelling

Lesson 8 of 50

See the Extraordinary in Ordinary Things


Lesson Info

See the Extraordinary in Ordinary Things

have you ever given much thought to the paper? You print your photograph song. Most photographic paper starts. Life has gotten rank the rags assorted in cleaned there, then passed through large drums, be cut and bleached. Then they're washed, phrased and beaten in giant engines. After several hours of rapid, intense grinding, the purified ragged turned into pulp mats these matter, then shredded in a large vat before being passed to cleansing machines. The reformed papers then passed a giant heated rollers before being cut. Very many people from all around the world, from farmhands to chemists, dockyard workers to ship's captains on numerous tools and machines that had to be invented, built and operated with skill enables you to create this out of this. Nothing in life is truly ordinary. Even a piece of paper is miraculous if you take time to be mindful of it. In the modern world, it can sometimes be difficult to see the wood for the trees. But just as a tree could become a piece of pap...

er in your camera, they can become line, shape, color, Patton and texture. Don't rush your photography. Take time to peel back the layers and go deeper because it's in the small detail. You'll find the bigger picture. No

Class Description



  • Compose a shot consistently and effectively
  • Create artistic, powerful images quickly
  • Gain confidence in building narrative
  • Identify what stories you’re drawn to photograph
  • Brainstorm and develop concepts for creative shots
  • Trust your instincts when approaching a subject


CreativeLive is partnering with Chris Weston to offer you his Complete Photography Master Course. This is the second class in the series.

Today, everybody has a camera, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s a photographer. Chris Weston will show you how to do all the other stuff – how to “see” an image, tap into your creativity, and compose a photograph that makes the subject look as good in print as it does in real life.

This class isn’t about cameras, it’s about you – the photographer. It will break free your creative mind, get you thinking about narrative rather than object, and show you how to apply simple artistic skills that turn that next click into a powerful photograph.

Learn how to approach photography like a pro and start creating great pictures straight away. With in-the-field lessons, case studies and powerful tips and techniques, you’ll quickly unleash your creativity and gain confidence in expressing yourself through your camera.


  • Beginner photographers
  • First time DSLR or mirrorless camera users
  • Any photographer who wants to hone their artistic skills


Named one of the world's most influential wildlife photographers, Chris Weston takes a contemporary approach to photography. After launching his career in 2001, the Fujifilm ambassador's images have graced the pages of top publications like BBC, The Times, Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, and Digital Photography. As a photography educator, Chris has written over 20 photography books, along with leading photo tours and online workshops.


Silvia Garcia

Excellent ! Will see it many times to digest all the messages here. Important info on composition theory. Very well explained. Go to the essence of photography. Thanks, Chris !

a Creativelive Student

Absolute must to watch! Perhaps few times, as is packed with all the information you need to know to make your photography to the next level. I think it is the most comprehensive class on composition. Fantastic!


fabulous course no matter how advanced you are.. LEarned so much from it. I'll watch it again as it contains so much.