Компоновка кадра. Композиция в фотографии


What composition is? Can we find the easiest way to involve and develop composition practically? This course is about visual transformation in photography. We will learn how create interesting, balanced, well arranged photographs, no matter what is the object.

you will talk not only about  proportions and harmony. You will learn more about light and different kinds of visual funds like  shapes, lines, geometry, framing, negative space, minimalism, color.
A great number of images created by contemporary and classical photographers will help you understand how it all works in practice. Analizing pictures of geniuses like Henri Cartier Bresson, Edward Weston, Andre Kertezh, moving back to Piet Mondrian and Vasiliy Kandinsky will ispire for your own experiments and experiences. 
Presentations consist of the images from more than 300 well known artists!
A lot of joint analysis of students works and hometasks will help you develop knowledge very effectively.

It's vital importance for any photographer to learn about centuries of art and photography experiences. We will look at the artwork with perfectly built up reality within a frame. You will be able to understand the strongest images in all genres, arranged in accordance with the same principles and rules. It's high time to learn all of them. 

At this course you will:

  1. Analyse and learn to understand composition of classics in world photography and art 
  2. Find out criteria for pricing for photographs 
  3. Learn to arrange your frame thoughtfully and consciously 
  4. Start seeing the structure and ethcetics in photography. 
  5. Practice. You will be the one to work over various artistic methods. 

Dmitriy Bogachuk - once of the most famous art-photographers in Ukraine. His works are exhibited in «Brucie Collections» Kyiv gallery that organized its events throughout Europe and USA. You can buy any of the photographs you liked at the exhibition. 




Price (goup 5 and more students): ˆ€260  

Get know about the date of Start. 
7 lessons - tuesdays and thursdays, open air practice on Saturday.

Curriculum of the course: 


1 lesson. Composition basics.

  1. Main tasks of the course. 
  2. Composition and what it consists of.
  3. Artistic methods available for photographers. 
  4. Conditions for reaching harmony within the frame. 
  5. Rule of thirds. 
  6. Symmetry.
  7. Means of reaching balance in your shot.
     Home task. 

2 lesson. LIGHT.

  1. Role of light in the process of working on the image.  
  2. What is art photography. 
  3. The role of objects of shooting and their form in artistic expression 
  4. Depth in your shot. 
  5. Volume and flattness 
  6. Linear and tonal perspectives. 
  7. Rythm.

3 lesson. FORM

  1. Esthetics of form in photography. 
  2. Expression of form. 
  3. Light and dark forms contrast. Their assonance.
  4. Visual dynamics. 
  5. Viewpoint like means of expression. 
  6. Geometry.

4 lesson. Arrangement.

  1. Connection between the object in the plane. 
  2. Structure of composition.
  3. Diagonal and vertical lines. 
  4. Scale.
  5. Laconism and fullness of the frame. 
  6. Principles of arrangement and cropping. 
  7. Disturbing balance. 
  8. Empty space.
    Home task. 

saturday at 11-00. 5 lesson. PRACTICE.

  1. Practice. Guided work on plain air.
  2. Analyzing the area. 
  3. Looking for and setting up the storyline. 
    Home task.


6 lesson. COLOR.

  1. Coloristics..
  2. Perseption of color and its impact on the viewer. 
  3. Color as a shaping factor. 
  4. Saturation of color. 
  5. Color arrangement. 
  6. Conditions for color expressiveness. 
  7. Color emphasis. 
     Home task. 


  1. Analyzing home tasks. 
  2. Personal review of participants works. 
  3. Summarizing the course. Test.  ►


Отзывы о курсе


Composition rules in quotes:

How one can understand wheather it goes about layout and composition. All forms are interconnected. As soon as you take away any of it, meanings change. (Arnheim Rudolf)

The key challenge of composition is to capture attention of the audience. (Arnheim Rudolf)

All decisions that you are taking as a photographer - such as exposure, close-up, viewpoint, post production methods, black and white, light emphasis - all of them will be decisive in defining the KEY object in your shot. (D.Saharov)