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Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 08 June
Vineyard Blvd - 1pm - 2 Hours
Brigette McKnight-Sur
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss several techniques that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance
11) Angles

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or a higher skill level please join me so that together we can improve your ability to capture the scene you wish to photograph.
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Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Honolulu .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    The event at Manoa Falls was good, Hoku is an excellent host/teacher he helped us with framing shits and explained the effects of different shutter speeds well. I definitely learned skills I can use in future.
    Great event! A lot of useful advice and a great hike to top.
    Nigel is a great instructor. He's knowledgeable and highly qualified to help out aspiring photographers start their photography journey. He takes time to answer questions. I recommend this workshops to anyone interested in learning and improve their photography skills.

    Portrait photography was new to me and wasn't something I was completely comfortable doing but Nigel made us all feel comfortable. Nigel was very knowledgeable and taught effectively. He gave each participant the opportunity to practice the skills he was teaching, which I appreciated.
    I found Mr. Nigel Wallace to be an excellent instructor who exceeded my expectations. He is a subject matter expert with vast experience and excellent people skills. In addition to conveying the technical side of photography, he keeps the application simple. Demonstrating examples and coaching class members through mini-projects while providing feedback and guidance. I would consider this a 'Master Class' and look forward to future learning sessions with Nigel.
    Nigel was awesome!

    Class met expectations well. I like how the instructor thinks about building us up as people, helping us build confidence.
    Nigel takes his time explaining all the photographic process. Answered all assistants questions. He wants to be sure everything his teaches is understood. Great teacher.
    Brigette McKnight-Sur
    Brigette McKnight-Sur was born and raised in Hawaii and went to 2018Iolani high school. She has six years of photography experience and is currently majoring in photography as an undergrad at Pratt Institute. She is most experienced in portrait and street photography, but is well versed in a range of techniques/genres.

    Brigette McKnight-Sur is available for private bookings

    Available most Sundays from 11am-5pm.
    Private tutoring, portraits, and events.

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Sunset...Dinner Cruise 031824. S24U
    Family Dinner Cruise 031824.
    Credit: Ssen Ota

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: The view of sunset from Kapiolani Beach Park in Honolulu / Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra edited with Adobe Lightroom / ISO 10 23mm F1.7 1/300S
    The cumulus clouds along with the palm trees offered a beautiful images of sunset photo opportunity.
    Credit: Dong Jin Lee
    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Salt Lake area of Honolulu, HI
    The photograph was taken using an iPhone 15 Pro Max and editing the photograph from color to black and white using the Snapseed app.
    Credit: David J. Herdrich

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Papohaku Beach, Moloka&699i
    My mentors, Floyd Takeuchi and PF Bentley, hosted a workshop on The Friendly Isle for myself and a cohort last week. In this image I employed some long exposure tips taught that day.
    Credit: Junior Mandrial
    Instagram: mrbibingka

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Downtown, Honolulu, HI
    The photograph is of office buildings as reflected on a polished granite bench that I noticed on one of my afternoon walks. I used an iPhone 15 Pro Max with some minor editing done on the Snapseed app.
    Credit: David J. Herdrich
    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Downtown Honolulu, near Punchbowl, facing Diamond Head
    I was looking out my window around 6:00am when I noticed what might be the planet Venus, shining brightly, close to the moon. I quickly went to my lanai to snap this photo.
    Credit: Sandra Meyer
    Facebook: Sandra Meyer Art
    Instagram: @sanmeyer1

    Oshawa Photography Group
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Tucson Photography Group
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Portland Photography Group
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

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