Composition and Lighting

What will you learn?

Technical Camera Settings

  • Camera exposures: ISO, shutter speed, aperture 

  • Depth of field / F-stop

  • Low lighting ISO settings

  • Camera metering in the sun and shade

  • Adjusting flash settings and compensation

  • Rule of thirds lines on viewfinder

  • Exposure metering


  • Rule of thirds 

  • Open composition

  • Closed composition

  • Line of site

  • How to deal with distracting objects

  • Framing the subject in the scene

  • Posing the subject to compliment the composition

  • Changing angles to capture landscapes

  • How your focus point changes the composition


  • Outdoor lighting times - golden hour

  • Photographing in harsh sunlight

  • Front lighting

  • Back lighting

  • Focal points

  • Sun glare

  • Indoor lighting techniques

  • How to avoid flash and when to use it

  • When a tripod is necessary

About the Posed Portrait Lesson


2 Hours

The lessons are held based on your schedule. I offer times Friday mornings and weekends.

Fill out the contact form below for exact availability.


Platt Park

Wash Park

City Park

Congress Park

Outdoors as long as weather permits. 

Other locations available upon request



Includes 2 hour lesson, information handouts, and extended online learning opportunities.


Designed for people who have a basic understanding of their camera and want to gain experience posing people, using depth of field, and outdoor lighting.

I'm Ready to Learn!

Fill out the form to view an updated schedule of available times.

Drop me a line with any questions you have!

Unafraid Art  |   |   (425) 213-9117   |   Seattle, WA

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