For the most recent After dark event in St. Louis, I volunteered to instruct a short seminar on composition. I've never felt that composition was my strongest suit, so I thought that by teaching it, I would be forced to learn more about it. Well, in the process, I discovered that I really do know more about it than I gave myself credit for. mUch like posing, it has become second nature... and therefore easy to dismiss.
There's a ton of stuff I've picked up over the years that I've incorporated into my portraiture and that I've really taken for granted. I looked at my images and realized there's a flood of information that quickly passes through my head in the seconds before I press the shutter release. That forms a valuable foundation that transforms what could be a weak shot into a powerful composition.
So far I've got 300 images sifted into categories along with some "before and after" images that I'll be offering on an inexpensive DVD, as well as be able to do a teaching seminar/program about it.
Stay tuned... it'll be coming down the pike soon!