Light, Composition and Color: How to Best Improve Your Outdoor Images

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Learn how Lewis Kemper—a well-known nature photographer—applies the techniques of light, composition, and color to make his images (and ultimately your images) unique and recognizable.



Every outdoor photographer wants their images to excel.  By paying careful attention to light, composition and color, you can turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image!

Learn about the qualities of light, how to create effective compositions, and use color relationships to make your images stand out from the rest.

Lewis will show you examples of different principles relating to light, color, and composition.


Techniques discussed will include:

  • Compose more varied and effective images.
  • Expand your ability to "see" images.
  • Learn how to think about the direction and characteristics of light.
  • Use color just as you can use lines, shape and form to enhance your compositions.
  • Grasp the concept of the color wheel and how to use color relationships deliberately to build vibrant images.
  • Give a distinctive feel to your images based on cool tones with a warm accent; warm tones with a cool accent; pastels and saturated color; monochromatic color; and the paradoxical No Color, Color.
  • Master composition fundamentals including the rule of thirds; leading lines; repeated patterns, horizontal vs. vertical; and horizon placement.
  • Simplify your images and emphasize the important elements of the composition.



Your Instructor: Lewis Kemper

Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its park lands for over 29 years specializing in nature and outdoor photography. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books, and calendars worldwide.
Before moving west, he received a BA in Fine Art Photography from the George Washington University in 1976. The grandeur of the west beckoned and Lewis moved to Yosemite National Park, where he lived for 11 years. From 1978 until 1980, he worked at The Ansel Adams Gallery. Working at the gallery gave him the opportunity to meet, observe and learn from some of the greatest photographers of our time. "The experience of working at The Ansel Adams Gallery was very influential in my development as a photographer", he states.

You can learn more about Lewis, and see additional photographs, at his Web site:






May 12 2018 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 95.00
Non-Member $ 145.00

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