Everyday Composition: A Guide for Communicating Visually and Using the Elements Around You

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)


Learn to navigate reading a photograph, to create balance and flow by examining different types of visual weight, setting up shots using compositional elements, common mistakes to avoid, the different rules of composition, a video to take you through editing, and much more!

13 reviews for Everyday Composition: A Guide for Communicating Visually and Using the Elements Around You

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    A. I freaking love Karen Osdieck Photography and all of her amazing work.
    B. I have taken Karen’s 4 week course and I can absolutely say that Karen gives her 100% and this e guide is no exception!

    Karen covers all the ins and outs of composition and design. If you are a hobbiest or even in business this book will have something for you. The thing I love most about this book is just how detailed and how easy it is to understand a very complex subject. Karen is a fabulous teacher. She is warm, kind and full of passion! If you have any doubt at all, erase it now! Go snag this gem up!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    What an awesome ebook to learn how to create create visual pleasing photos. This is the best ebook on composition!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I can give the short or the long version. The short version is, this is a must read. The long is that Karen packs so much into this, I love her details, side by side photo comparisons, her descriptions, and how much general and specific information she packs into an affordable ebook. I wish this had been around when I was trying to piece the information together because it would have been a huge time saver. She went all out with this and it shows. I loved it and would highly recommend it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow!!! I’m a very enthusiastic hobbyist lifestyle photographer and Karen’s ebook has opened my eyes to so many different considerations when composing my shots. The example shots, the great explanations and the access to Karen, via the forum, makes this book a must have for both hobbyist and pro’s alike. Thank you Karen for the excellent instructions and helping me achieve better composed shots of my family!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    If your struggling with composition then this book is for you! Karen goes into such detail explaining when and how to use compositional elements to add interest to your photos. She explains in great detail each compositional crop and what to look for in your photograph when using each crop. Not to mention the editing tips! Karen seriously went above and beyond packing this book with valuable information and really poured her heart out in this book and it shows!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    This e-book was awesome to read. Its amazing how the smallest details can sometimes make a HUGE impact on our images, making them stronger and more visually pleasing and interesting to the eye ! It is a nice and easy read, with wonderful photos to outline and visually explain what Karen is talking about- you really put your heart, soul, and talent into this book Karen! I enjoy reading the thought process behind your work, and how you balance and really plan out your photo before you shoot. I love to learn from other talented artists in the industry, and this did NOT disappoint at all! I want to read it again and shoot with this in mind.
    Thanks for all of the time and hard work you put into this Karen, it’s incredibly inspiring!!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    No matter where you are in your photography journey, you will learn something about how to choose stronger compositions for your images! And we aren’t just talking about setting up a strong composition in camera (although there are plenty of tips and trick for that!), we are also talking about how to edit your images for a stronger composition! And a stronger composition, will help your viewer to determine the story and feel the emotions you want them to experience! I walked away with a better understanding of more advance compositions as well as editing tips that I didn’t even know about before hand! I simply cannot rave enough about this book; it is one that I think everyone will benefit from!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    “Everyday Composition: A Guide for Communicating Visually and Using the Elements Around You” has been such a wonderful text to help in understanding and applying a variety of compositions. After studying and trying to apply a variety of composition techniques over the past few months on our own, so many details and questions were answered. We are finding it much easier to see opportunities to better compose our images, stepping back, slowing down and even seeing triangles! Yippie! We are so grateful to learn so much. Karen is a gifted teacher and explains these concepts in a manner that is easy to understand and apply.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    I just finished Karen Osdieck’s e-book “Everyday Composition” and I’m so inspired right now!!! There were some huge “ah-ha!” moments for me. The different crops and the post production sections were big game changers. I had to go back and re-edit some pictures that I though were trash. Sometimes the tiniest little tweak like a horizontal flip or lens correction can be all a photo needs to make it a strong image. I’ve noticed I’m much slower and more intentional while shooting, and I’m paying way more attention to my surroundings. I totally recommend this workshop for both beginners and professionals!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve always been a “rule breaker” when it comes to my work, but after finishing this book, I am definitely looking at my work a little more carefully! Karen makes it so easy to see how a quick crop or changing positions can make an image so much more powerful! I read the whole thing in one sitting..I couldn’t “put it down”. I highly recommend “Everyday Composition” if you want to make your work stronger!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Get this ebook! I’ve taken an in depth composition course that was excellent material, but a lot to try to digest. This ebook is so concise. Karen does a fantastic job breaking things into bite-sized pieces by showing you why she composes or crops a shot a certain way to get the most out of an image. I love that I am looking at my images in a new way now. I was able to take the information from the pdf and videos and immediately apply it and see a big benefit.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    I loved everything about this workbook. This is for every experience level, whether you are just starting out or have shot for years. I always learn something new from Karen every time, whether it be her workshop or ebook. There are many books I’ve read and this just delivers a huge punch. Everything you need to know about composition and how to really make your photos stand out more is in this book. I just can’t recommend “Everyday Composition” enough to you.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have taken Karen’s 4 week course Capturing Imagery with Purpose and Karen gives her 100%, as in this book. She is a wonderful teacher, and takes time to explain how she sees things and what would make for a stronger composition. It’s amazing how the smallest details can make a big impact. Or how the smallest changes in composition can make for a stronger image. The examples in the book, the explanations on each compositional crop, the acces to Karen, via the forum, where she commented on images with a video (awesome to listen and see her thinking process!) is why I would recommend this book! I love that I am looking at my images with fresh eyes.

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