The aspects of composition, subject selection, and lighting are more important in creating a successful image than any technical abilities with your camera, yet it is common for beginning photographers struggling with learning basic camera operation, or technically minded folk, to overlook these artistic aspects of making great photographs. This workshop addresses using creative composition, and learning to see and understand the qualities of light, in order to make beautiful photographs. Anyone with a camera, from the cellphone camera user to the DSLR aficionado, can benefit from what they learn. Topics include compositional rules and guidelines, understanding the role of color and tone, visual balance, learning to use forms, shapes, lines, and patterns for visual interest, and understanding how to guide the viewer’s eye with your compositions. We will work on understanding how light reveals form and texture and can elicit emotion in your images. Tuition is $55. Class taught at Barnwell Photography, 244 Coxe Avenue, Asheville. Call 828-251-0040 to enroll.