Photo Composition

This workshop will introduce participants to the design elements that can make the difference between a great and a not-so-great photographs including, the elements of design, rule of thirds, the golden rectangle, focus/depth of field, perspective, lighting, color versus black and white, and cropping. Sessions will consist of presentations, discussion of example images, and review of individual assignments.

NEW DATES:  Saturdays, July 11 & 18, 10:00-12:30

AGES:  16 years of age and up

About the instructor
Domenic J. Licata is an Instructional Support Technician and Instructor in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo. His primary areas are Graphic Design and Emerging Practices. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Digital Media at Canisius College, and is the owner of Licata Design, offering photography, graphic design, and consultation services. Domenic holds a BA in Studio Art/Photography and M.Ed. in Education and Technology, both from UB.

Domenic’s art practice has its roots in traditional photography, inspired by Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among many others. For him, photography is a process of observation and contemplation of natural and man-made environments, often using metaphor and ironic comparisons as a means to encourage the mindfulness of others.


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