Composition, the Story Teller: Understanding Basic Composition Concepts with Robert Lino, Cr.Photog

6-9pm Monday, April 27, 2015 at Madison Social

Composition, the Story Teller
-Understanding basic composition concepts-

Composition is often related to as a basic element in photography but it is difficult for many to define it, it is and intuitive art. Composition is the order in which forms are arranged within a visible space in order to accomplish an aesthetically balanced harmony and the artist’s ability to direct attention to a desired area. It is the subliminal language that transmits the message or feeling of an image. This course is intended for the photographer that wants to understand the principles of composition and its ability to tell a story in every image, a must for those interested in print competition or exhibits. It will cover basic elements like the rule of thirds, leading lines, shapes, color and space. Learn how to tell a story by simply using composition.


Topics that will be covered:
  •  The elements of design
  •  Lines, shapes and color
  •  Thirds and quadrants
  •  Principles of organization, viewing flow
  •  Space and direction of sight
  •  Subject placement, emphasizing portraiture
  •  Cultural influences in composition
  •  The importance of composition in print competition

About the Speaker

 Robert LinoRobert Lino is internationally known for his professional journey and  his photographic achievements but more so for his distinctive portraiture  and his unique ability in the art of posing. His images have been selected for art gallery exhibits and his articles and professional profile have been featured in photography publications and books. He has been a business consultant, speaker and judge for major professional associations, presenting educational seminars throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America. His professional achievements include the ASP Fellowship, the Master and Craftsman Degrees from PPA, the Accolade of Highest Photographic Achievements from WPPI, the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, and the Florida Service Award; and the Honorary Master Degree from SMFP in Mexico.


Don’t forget about our monthly print competition! A $5 no print fee will incur for members who do not bring prints at the beginning of the meeting. Guests are not required to enter print competition. For details, check out