The Icon Photography School has a partnership with a popular online art photography magazine.
Each of our students is given an opportunity to have their work published in the magazine at the end of the course (Just before they complete their final exams).
If you’re interested in both learning more about photography and having your photographs published in a popular magazine then you might want to consider signing up for our online photography course here.
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If you’re relatively new to photography you have undoubtedly had difficulties properly framing a photograph. This is not something that only happens to amateur photographers, it is a problem that all photographers face no matter of their experience levels. However, some elements of photographic framing become second nature to you after a while. Meaning as time goes on, framing your pictures properly becomes more and more easy.
The biggest mistake that first time photographers make is that they pay too much attention to the main subject of interest with little or no regard for the objects surrounding the primary object of focus. Photographers forget that photography is about story telling. It’s a visual language that should communicate ideas to people. This means, that like painters, photographers need to put great thought into composition and framing. However, unlike painters, photographers don’t have an endless amount of time to make decisions. As the direction and intensity of light changes, as people move, and expression change, so will your photograph. You need to think quickly and frame your photograph even quicker.
The two best tips to give amateur photographers is to firstly, pay special attention to all of the elements which make it into the 4 walls of your photograph and pay extra attention to the area around the 4 walls of your photograph. “Amputating” parts of objects with one of the walls of your photograph is a dead give away that you were not paying attention. Either an object makes it into your photograph or your reposition yourself to get rid of the object. Secondly, you need to find a way to place emphasis on your main object. However, this is much more complex than it sounds. Too many people just place their main object dead center and click. However, your main object doesn’t have to be center, or the biggest element in the photograph. You can use lines, shapes, colors, or contrast to draw attention to your main area of interest (All of these concepts are discussed more in our online photography school), but for now just practice using the rule of thirds and proper object organization to help better your photography framing.
Proper photography framing is not easy task. You can spend a lifetime experimenting with different framing techniques. Just enjoy yourself and have fun along the way.
Icon Photography School provides an opportunity for photographers to get an online photography education for a small fraction of the price that other photography courses charge. We offer a comprehensive course that covers all of the aspects of photography from idea conceptualization and color control to composition and lighting.
Best of all, we offer 1 on 1 support through our student HUB where our students interact with one another and our teachers provide feedback on student assignments.
There are no timelines or deadlines for the assignments, which makes our course great for individuals with busy schedules. You can take as long as you like to finish the course or move as quickly through the assignments as you like. Generally speaking, most of our students complete our course within 2 -4 weeks.
The course cost is currently 50% off the regular enrollment price and is now being offered at a very reasonable. Visit our photography school homepage to learn more about the course and sign up today.
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. We’re more than happy to help!