This course illustrates how visible elements like composition or the effects of weather, the time of day, or your point of view can strengthen your photos. Ways your images can benefit from subjective elements like humor, mystery, or surprise will be explained. The first class ends with a look at high-quality images and a discussion by students on what elements may have contributed to the success of those photos. Later, students will submit photos that demonstrate the application of these elements and obtain a professional critique. The focus of this course is on capturing images not on processing them.