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Photography 101: Mastering Composition

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Come Join Us for an Outdoor Covid-19 Safe Photo 101 Workshop! We will be wearing masks and staying socially distant as we learn about what makes a great photo!

Photography 101 is the intro to photography class that combines the basics of composition with new techniques so that you can become a better photographer! In this class, we’ll learn what separates snapshots from great photographs with classroom conversation, PowerPoint examples and hands-on learning.

Hands-on Learning Experience

This class lasts 2.5 hours and focuses on an in-depth experience of practicing everything you learned. Your instructor will walk you through practical exercises around:

  • Proper lighting
  • Getting away from the “tourist position”
  • Rule of thirds
  • Leading lines
  • Symmetry & repetition
  • Zooming in and filling the frame
  • Shallow depth of field and creating that blurred background effect
  • and much more

This is workshop you don’t want to miss. Get the hands-on learning you need to capture images faster, better and have a lot more fun doing it. After this class:

  • You will have a better understanding of your goals for learning to become a better photographer.
  • You will have learned how to better compose your photos and see instant improvements in the photographs you take.
  • You will have gained a better understanding of using natural and artificial sources of light to your advantage in different lighting situations.
  • You will know what other classes might be of interest to you in your pursuit of becoming the photographer you want to be.
What to Bring to The Class:
  • Point-and-shoots, compact cameras, or DSLRs. Any camera is appropriate for this class
  • Fully charged battery
  • Empty Memory Card
  • Pen & Paper
  • Open Mind Ready to Learn

Proceed with the registration below to reserve a spot for this class before it runs out.

Please arrive early to allow time for parking & walking to the meeting point (Plaza de Panama Fountain).

Instructor Information

Anna Lynch
Anna Lynch is a Photographer and Teaching Artist from NJ, currently living in San Diego. She studied Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Anna is an avid traveler, and has worked with National Geographic Student Expeditions, teaching high school students photography in Europe and California. She also teaches at The AjA Project, based in San Diego. Her expertise is in portraiture, but she also enjoys street photography, landscape, and still life. She has been published multiple times in print and online, and has worked as a freelance photographer since 2011. When she’s not photographing, you can find her at the beach, on a hike, or dancing! To check out her work, visit

Book Your Seat

Bookings are closed for this event.

Date(s) - 04/24/2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Balboa Park - Plaza de Panama Fountain
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List of Attendees

  • Lynn Staude
  • Mel Nutter
  • David Rapaport
  • Chase Mackay
  • Teresa Cervantes
  • Clarissa

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