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CCW01C – Elements of Design – Lines

Our study of the Elements of Design is going to start off with an exploration of Lines within scenes and images. It’s hard to imagine photographic images, or scenes for that matter, that are the least bit compelling, without the effective use of lines within that image. The existence of these lines, their quantity, their arrangement, their weight and their paths, have the potential to provide a number of characteristics to the final composition. While individual lines do indeed have impact on a composition, multitudes of lines and their interactions with one another, when used properly, have potentially dramatic impact upon the viewer of an image and the viewer’s engagement with that image.

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CCS01I – Intro: Elements of Design

In this section, the first quarter of the Completely Composed series, I am going to breakdown and present the Elements of Design. Over the period of the next 13 weeks, I will explore these design elements, that have been identified as being critical components in photographic composition, through a series of articles, examples and assignments. Each element will be thoroughly explored for both its individual characteristics in composition, as well as its interplay with other elements that might be present in a scene.

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  • Fire And Ice - Iceland Photography Tour
    WS - 2017091401 - CS - (300 X 300)
    • Iceland Workshop
      2017-09-14 - 2017-09-23
      00:00 - 23:55

    [soliloquy slug="ws-2017091401"] Fire And Ice - Iceland Photography Tour September 14th, 2017 - September 23rd, 2017 We hope you will join us in Iceland, where…

  • Southern Latitudes - Patagonia Photography Tour
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    • Patagonia Workshop
      2017-09-28 - 2017-10-08
      00:00 - 23:55

    [soliloquy slug="ws-2017092801"] Southern Latitudes - Patagonia Photography Tour September 27th, 2017 - October 9th, 2017 Patagonia, located in the Southern Andes mountain range, along the…

  • Coastal Color - Acadia National Park
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    • Acadia Fall Photography Workshop
      2017-10-12 - 2017-10-15
      00:00 - 23:55

    [soliloquy slug="ws-2017101201"] Coastal Color - Acadia National Park October 12th, 2017 - October 15th, 2017 Join us in Maine's Acadia National Park, as we explore…

  • Working The Slots - Zion National Park
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    • Zion National Park
      2017-11-02 - 2017-11-05
      00:00 - 23:55

    [soliloquy slug="ws-2017110201"] Working The Slots - Zion National Park November 02nd, 2017 - November 05th, 2017 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs name="WS-2017091401"]…

  • Arches Country - Moab / Canyonlands National Parks
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    • Moab Utah Workshop
      2017-11-09 - 2017-11-12
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    [soliloquy slug="ws-2017110901"] Arches Country - Moab / Canyonlands National Parks November 09th, 2017 - November 12th, 2017 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs…

  • November Gales - Lake Superior Workshop
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    • November Gales Workshop
      2017-11-30 - 2017-12-03
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  • Christmas In New York - New York Street Shoot Workshop
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    • New York Workshop
      2017-12-14 - 2017-12-17
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    [soliloquy slug="ws-2017121401"] Christmas In New York - New York Street Shoot Workshop December 14th, 2017 - December 17th, 2017 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs…

  • Republica de Cuba - Cuba PhotographyTour
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      2018-01-10 - 2018-01-15
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    [soliloquy slug="ws-2018011001"] Republica de Cuba - Cuba Photography Tour January 10th, 2018 - January 15th, 2018 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs name="WS-2018011001"] Information…

  • The Ice In Iceland - Iceland Ice Photography Tour
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    • Iceland Ice Tour Workshop
      2018-01-27 - 2018-02-03
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    [soliloquy slug="ws-2018012701"] The Ice In Iceland - Iceland Ice Photographgy Tour January 27th, 2018 - February 03rd, 2018 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs…

  • Island Dreams - Lofoten Norway Photograghy Tour
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    • Lofoten Islands Norway Workshop
      2018-02-15 - 2018-02-24
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    [soliloquy slug="ws-2018021501"] Island Dreams - Lofoten Norway Photography Tour February 15th, 2018 - February 24th, 2018 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs name="WS-2018021501"] Information about…

  • Coastal Ramblings - Charleston South Carolina Workshop
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    • Charleston South Carolina Workshop
      2018-03-22 - 2018-03-25
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    [soliloquy slug="ws-2018032201"] Coastal Ramblings - Charleston South Carolina Workshop March 22nd, 2018 - March 25th, 2018 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs name="WS-2018032201"]…

  • On The Jungle's Edge - Costa Rica Photography Tour
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    • Costa Rica Workshop
      2018-04-21 - 2018-04-28
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    [soliloquy slug="ws-2018042101"] On The Jungle's Edge - Costa Rica Photography Tour April 21st, 2018 - April 28th, 2018 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop...…

  • Hidden Grooves - Escalante National Monument
    WS - 2018051001 - CS - (300 X 300)
    • Escalante National Park Workshop
      2018-05-10 - 2018-05-16
      00:00 - 23:55

    [soliloquy slug="ws-2018051001"] Hidden Grooves - Escalante National Monument May 10th, 2018 - May 16th, 2018 Information coming soon... Information about this workshop... [wonderplugin_tabs name="WS-2018051001"] Information…