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Advanced Composition – Gestalt Theory - Simon Ellingworth

Event info

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Limited to 10 places.

Want to create compelling images that immediately draw the eye and hold the viewer's attention?

To please the viewers eye, you need to understand the viewers eye works.

We will explore Gestalt Theory that explains the phycology and why certain rules of composition work.

This workshop has been designed to deliver valuable lessons for photographers of all skill levels. We highly recommend it as a great follow on from Simon’s ever popular one day zoom workshop ‘The Art of Creative Composition’

We will look how and when to use them and when to break the rules for effect.

When we understand why something works, it’s so much easier to put it into practice.

Key Learning Points:

– See composition in a new and simple way
– Learn different ways to add impact and really make your subject stand out
– Learn how to immediately draw the eye
– Learn how to quickly build narrative
– Master pictures of patterns and texture
– Create compositions that are playful with your audience
– Make the viewers minds fill in the blanks using the clues in the image
– Increase the viewers engagement in your images

So, let infectiously enthusiastic multi-award winning Photographer; Simon Ellingworth; share his composition secrets amassed over years with you.

Whilst Simon is evangelical about street photography and may use some images to illustrate learning points, the ideas explored and shared are suitable for all photographic genres.

Like all of Simon’s highly rated workshops, it will be interactive, inclusive, a safe learning environment and not recorded, thought provoking, will challenge your current thinking and introduce you to new ideas.

The complete slide deck will be sent to you afterwards for personal use only.

Registration is at 9:45am and the course will commence at 10am – this will give the tutor time to help those who might have issues.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email. It contains the Zoom joining link and passcode to the workshop. If you don't receive it, please email  

Simon will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop information - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise.  

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Simon Ellingworth is a multi award winning Fine Art Street Photographer.

Simon has 2 x images featured in this years ‘International Photography Awards‘, was a finalist in the ‘International iPhone Photography Awards‘‘Mobile Photography Awards‘ & ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘, previously runner up in ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘ and ‘Sony World Photography Awards‘. Simon’s tutorials have been published by a number of blogs including Lifehacker, DIY, Life in Lofi, SLR Lounge, etc. His limited edition Fine Art Street Photography prints are sold globally by Saatchi galleries, etc.

Simon is a passionate educator, a lover of simplicity on both gear and technique and welcomes photographs of all abilities and with cameras from iPhones, mirrorless to DSLRs. He is super welcoming, inclusive and very enthusiastic.

See more of Simon's work here.

Image Simon Ellingworth

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.



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