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  • Time: 1pm – 4pm
  • Recommended Equipment: Bring one or two of your photographs for discussion
  • Instructor: Michael Murchison
  • Cost: $75

There are no wrong compositions but telling the story we want with our photographs requires and understanding of visual composition. Together, we will explore the world of photographic composition. We will discuss the common ‘rules’ of composition, but the focus of the course will be more on understanding Visual Design and composing our images based on elements such as line, shape, colour, tone and texture. We will also discuss how we can guide the viewer through our images using visual cues. Participants are welcome to bring up to two of their photographs as examples for discussion of composition.


Michael Murchison is primarily a landscape photographer, born in Saskatchewan but now working from Victoria, B.C.  He has been shooting landscapes since 2016 when he rekindled a lifelong passion of looking at the world through the lens of his camera.   Not a formally trained photographer, he has learned most of his craft by reading, using internet training and most importantly looking at the work of other talented photographers.  His landscape photography focuses on finding the extra-ordinary in the ordinary, often shooting more intimate scenes he sees when he is exploring the world around him.

A well-known and respected photographer, he has presented with local camera clubs in both Saskatchewan and Victoria and has a passion both for his photography and sharing his knowledge with others.   

Instructor email: m.murchison@sasktel.net