Level Up Your Photographic Composition TODAY!

Not your average composition advice for making above average images

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Composition is critical, but there is more to it than you may have been told!

Last year I did a live event on photographing Eagles and Wildlife and I made reference to “leveling up” my skills as I shot. I found that concept to be very helpful for me in many aspects of my photography, especially composition.

What do I mean by “leveling up”?

I feel there is a gradual skill level upgrade process that happens as you shoot any genre of photography. When you first start out, everything is art and you photograph everything and everything, but sometimes in your haste, you miss the best shots.

I have found that as I slow down and take a more deliberate approach to my compositions while on location, I make better decisions and ultimately come away with better shots.

In this course, I will discuss many of my portfolio images and how I got to the composition I did, and what makes that composition “next level” compared to the images I shot before it.

At the end of the course, I would like you to have a solid understanding of composition and why some compositions are better than others, and how you can begin to level up yours as well!

This course was created from a series of live events in May and July of 2022.  The replays were never made public outside of my f.64 Elite membership sit until now!

The Course in a Nutshell

•  23 unique videos

•  164 minutes of education

•  Access to all PDF’s (116 Pages of Documentation

•  Unique composition advice you will not find anywhere else on the web!

In This Composition Course, You Will Learn:

► Why Composition Matters

► The problems with current compositional “rules”

► How to become “Okay” with cropping and letting go

► Where Composition happens and where YOU have control

► Various “Common Sense” Composition techniques that break all the traditional  rules.

► How to navigate your viewer around your image with Tonal Depth

► How to compel your viewer with color

► The importance of your vision in your compositions  

BONUS: Unscripted Q&A content to backup these claims


Level Up Your Composition

What to Expect

Are you sick of the usual composition advice?
Has the Rule of Thirds become redundant for you?
Do you find the Golden Spiral to be impossible to achieve?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will love this fresh new take on composition.  We’ll talk about the “rules,” but we’ll also throw them out the window!  That’s what you can expect in this course.  


Yes, rules are important, but best used as a guide.  I prefer “Common Sense” composition and I will teach you all about it!

More Important

Traditional Compositional Rules fall short of a few key important ingredients in your compositions.  I’ll show you!

These Rules are Anything BUT Common

Rule of Thirds, Golden Spiral, Dynamic Symmetry… I know you’ve heard of these rules before, and you have probably found great success when applying them to your compositions.

But, did you know there is a more common sense approach to composing your images that will guarantee success without the stress of “getting it right”? 

All too often, I hear people tell me that they are striving for Golden Spiral Compositions, but they just don’t understand it.  If that’s the case, I would argue that there are many missed opportunities for incredible images all because their shot didn’t fit into one of the more common rules. So why bother?

I’ll help you put some soul into your work with common sense compositions that I know you are overlooking!

COMPOSITION is all about LEADING the EYE of the VIEWER

This image represents the typical representation of what the composition would look like if we drew lines for where the eye goes based on the framing of the subject(s).

When we remove the color and look at the image’s tonal value we see an entirely new way that our eye is led around the image.  Now we see a strong triangular or V-Shaped composition that no longer fits into the traditional compositional rules.

When we separate the color from the tonal values in the image we see a strong use of color gradients that lead us along the same triangular path, with a slight variation in eye movement.  It helps that the piece was crafted with an analogous color scheme to compel us to view it longer. 

Here is where the magic happens!  When we take all of our composition grids, basic, tone, and color and overlay them on top of the image, we get a much better representation for the composition of the photo.  It is no longer about 1 element, but how all of the compositional elements come together to create the final piece.

Framing is a compositional element, but so is tone AND color!  



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference in the pricing structure for this course?

There are two ways to watch this course.

1.  You can pay one flat rate and download the course to your computer.  With this option, you own it and can download it to your iPod/Pads or any personal device for that matter and watch the tutorial anywhere at any time.

2.  You can become a member of f.64 Elite and stream the course for free.  As an f.64 Elite member, you have access to critique sessions, a community forum, monthly photo challenges, and discounts on all of Blake’s products.  Monthly Memberships are subject to a monthly fee, and the content on the site is only available for streaming.

If I become a member can I quit at any time?


f.64 Elite Memberships are paid for monthly, but there are no annual contracts.  You pay for each month as you go and may cancel at any time without penalties.

Does this course come with everything I need to follow along?


Blake includes all of his follow along images, actions, presets, PDF’s (if applicable) and or extras.  Some lessons have actions and images, some just images, others a PDF and some do not have any extras (usually the introduction and conclusion videos).  Everything you need to follow along is included in the course purchase.Programs, Plugins, and Software Applications are not included.  For example, if this is a Photoshop course, Photoshop is not included in your purchase.

I am a portrait Photographer, will this course help me?


It doesn’t matter what you photograph. There are tones in EVERY image of every genre.  So yes, the information in this course may be used on Landscapes, Portraits, Still Life, Architecture, Macro, Street, Milky Way…

did I miss any?  Well, if I did, yes, you can still use this course to help you with your tonal work.

Do I need your plugins to use this course?


This course was specifically built to build on foundational knowledge, therefore, no other plugins or software are necessary.  Just Good ol’ Photoshop!

However, for those that do have my programs and plugins, well, this will just make you even better at using them because you will see what you need to do to navigate the viewer around your photo.

I use Lightroom, will this course help me?


I am teaching foundational knowledge in this course, so yes it CAN be used in Lightroom.

I don’t use Lightroom, I use Adobe Camera Raw, but that doesn’t matter as RAW processing is only a portion of the big battle in the war of photo editing.  This course will teach you how to assess tones, no matter where you are, but the tools and actions I provide are specifically for Photoshop.  But don’t let that keep you from learning how to assess your tones!
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