Alright! Got it. What will it look like?


you probably won't cry

I mean it's okay if you do, but this here workshop isn't of the fuzzy sort. No "you can do it!"s or "the sky is the limit!"s (though those may be true. No Yolo or #liveauthentic here. Just hours and hours of liquid information poured down your... okay I have no clue how to end this metaphor).



I'm a big fan of speaking to and with, rather than speaking at.

Each workshop will be limited to 16 people to ensure that we can really get to know one another (to an extent) and teach a more interactive workshop. There's a saying in the Talmud that "I learned much from my teachers, more from my colleagues, but most from my students". This workshop is setup to allow active participation and discussion instead of the more traditional lecture-in-front-of-room.

It also allows me to do more workshops in more
locations, so yay!


We will start early and fast, and keep going strong until the final school bell rings.

The workshop will be packed with ideas, big and small, both philosophical and practical.

While I tend to think of myself as nice, the critique period will be honest and blunt, so come caffeinated 😘

(Though we will have fresh brewed coffee available all day. Do you take me for a monster?!)




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details yo!



The workshop will start at 9:30 AM with a light breakfast and a chance to compare megapickles get to know each other, and will end at 6:00, at which time we'll reconvene in a local bar to celebrate our newfound statuses as compositing masters (especially after a beer or two), and you know, just talk about politics what we learned.


What will it cost?

The price is $397.62 for a full day of learning, a light breakfast, full lunch. What? That's it? Yes. Oh, and as much coffee as your nerves can handle.

What to bring?

Clothes, for a start. Some sort of note-taking device (pen and paper, ipad, laptop, typewriter, clay...), maybe some snacks, sass, and an open mind.


The workshop will be divided into 5 sections:



Introduction to Composition

What is it, what it isn't, why is it so important, and how do we use it?

Camera side choices

How our choices of lens, focus, aperture, shutter speed, etc. all contribute to the way our story is felt and told.

Elements of Composition

This will be the bulk of the workshop. How to use the elements "out there" to best tell our story. Framing, balance, adjectives, cropping, contrast, repetition, complementary elements, lines, layers, gestalt, and more!. We’ll talk about what they are and aren’t, and how they can help (or hurt us!) in telling our stories.

We will be going through photos from various masters of the craft and seeing how they used these elements to take their photos to the next level.


Often the best way to learn how to do things "right" (as if there is such a thing) is to see what we've done "wrong". We'll be going over your images and applying what we learned to see how we could have better told our story.

Practical tips and takeaways

We will cover A LOT of ground, and most are not "quick tips". Each idea will take time to work on and implement and make your own. We'll talk about ways to slowly use and internalize all the ideas we covered.