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Learning How to See: Elements in Design


Elements of design plays a major role in composing a photograph in a way that is understood by the viewer consciously or unconsciously. The photographer depends heavily on the elements of design in creating compelling artwork. Understanding these elements in designing a photograph is a fundamental requirement.

Most photographers probably learn just the Rule of Thirds and Leading Lines composition techniques and stick to them.  There is a lot more!  Elements of design open up myriad opportunities to tap into your creative side and create superior works of art.

By means of a plethora of examples from his three photography books, Roger’s presentation will discuss the most important elements of design: Line, Shape, Form, Texture, Pattern, and Color.  These elements will help you design your photograph in such a way that it emphasizes one or several design aspects in composing your photograph.

Roger can be reached at profmorin@mac.com.    Roger invites you to visit his photography Web site:  AchillesMorin.com

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Nov 21 2019


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 21 2019
  • Time: 19:00 - 20:30


Island Art Association
Fernandina Beach, Fl


  • Dr. Roger A. Morin
    Dr. Roger A. Morin


    Dr. Roger A. Morin is a semi-retired university professor of finance at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business and principal/founder of Utility Research International, an international financial consulting firm. He has been a serious photographer for the past twelve years, specializing mainly in the area of landscape/nature and macro photography. A casual encounter with Bryan Peterson’s best selling book Understanding Exposure was the spark that ignited his interest in photography. For the last twelve years, Roger has worked with, and developed his own skills, in numerous photo workshops throughout the world with world-renowned photographer and best-selling author Bryan Peterson, and has been assisting Bryan on workshops throughout the world. Roger is also scheduled for several photography assignments along with Bryan Peterson in 2019-20. He is currently teaching photography courses in Georgia and Nova Scotia, Canada. Roger is also teaching a highly successful on-line photo editing class on bpsop.com, one of the largest on-line photography school in the world. He has received several first-place awards in various arts/photo festivals. Roger’s award-winning photos adorn several retail establishments, corporate offices, medical buildings, private residences, and even cruise ships. Roger also conducts photography workshops in luxury resort hotels in both U.S. and Canada, the latest being the renowned Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

    His photos from all over the globe are renowned for color contrasts and strong elements of design including lines, shapes, texture, pattern, and form.

    Roger can be reached at profmorin@mac.com. Roger invites you to visit his photography Web site: AchillesMorin.com

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