William Morton led a Digital Photo Academy class in Balboa Park this weekend. The class, titled “Composition In The Field“, is a fun photo safari for the students. The idea is that if you were dropped out of a plane at any place in the world, you would be able to create good, interesting images there. This month’s trek included the beautiful buildings of Balboa Park, along with a variety of flowers in the Botanical building – a few of which are shown below. Each student is challenged with capturing images that illustrate six rules of composition, including:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Leading Lines
  • Symmetry and Patterns
  • “Primary Point of Interest” Isolation
  • Cropping and Framing
  • Viewpoint and Perspective
Flowers in front of the Botanical Building at Balboa Park
Rule of Thirds
The colonnade of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park
Leading Lines
The Casa del Prado at Balboa Park
Symmetry
A very colorful flower in the Balboa Park Botanical building.
Primary Point of Interest
The San Diego Museum of Man rises above the trees at Balboa Park
Cropping
(Rule of Thirds)
Palm trees tower over Balboa Park
Viewpoint/ Perspective

William rotates around various locations in San Diego each month. Last month the class explored Old Town, and the month prior to that found the class in Little Italy. To check on the location for upcoming classes, visit the DPA page for San Diego. Note that a variety of photography classes are offered each month, in 24 cities nationwide, all taught by professional photographers. Call or check it out today!

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