free workshop

F*ck the Rules of Composition

Forget the rules—this workshop is about the keys—the keys to unlocking unique compositions that were always right there in front of you, but that you just never saw.

Free your mind, ignite your creativity, and Mann up your compositions.

About the course

F*ck the Rules. Make better work.

“Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.”

Edward Weston

That’s goddamn right.

Except, taking a photograph, and making a photograph, are two entirely different things (like going for a walk on a sidewalk, versus going for a walk on a tightrope). Walking a tightrope requires one to dance with gravity. Making a photograph requires one to dance with composition.

Dancing with composition (like dancing with gravity) is not about consulting rules or laws. It’s about defying them. Following them is easy. Breaking them is like a performance-enhancing drug for photographers.

But there’s method to the madness. And this workshop is gonna break it all down for you.

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • How to achieve impactful compositions without rules or formulas.
  • How to find compositions that other photographers will never seek to find.
  • How to use simple composition to transform blah scenes into wow photographs.
  • How to achieve unique compositions without having to “be creative.”
  • How to simplify composition down to straight-forward problem-solving.
  • To crop or not to crop? That is the question [we’ll answer].
  • Which lens, bro? Yes, this is the workshop where we will actually answer that question.

Photographers seeking better compositions.


Sept 29th @ 10:00 am MDT


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Don’t worry if you can’t attend live—as long as you’re signed up, you’ll receive an email to watch the recording for free.