Improving your compositions is the best and quickest way to take your photography to the next level. To improve your compositions, it’s important to understand why a great shot, actually is, a great shot; and helping you to achieve this understanding is what this video is all about.

The Art & Science of Great Composition, presented by Photography for Real Estate and instructed by Tony Colangelo, is packed with the information Tony gleaned from his own experience after many years in the field, as well as from research in many different areas of study, including art history, mathematics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.

In 2.5 hours, this video highlights compositional techniques and tactics that, when applied well, will help you to consistently create images that will more positively impact your clients and help you to distinguish yourself from many of your competitors.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand why a client judges a photo positively (or negatively)

  • Apply an easy to follow, step-by-step approach to get consistently strong compositions

  • Achieve next-level results by leveraging nuanced composition tactics

  • Deliver images that will distinguish your work from that of your competitors.

  • Know how to get “unstuck” when you can’t seem to find the right composition.

  • Understand why lighting augments great composition.

Are You Ready to Level Up Your Real Estate Photos?

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction and What this Course is About

    • Table of Contents

  2. 2
    • The Purpose of Our Photography

    • Leveraging the Rule of Thirds

    • Leading Lines and One Point Perspective

    • What if I'm Stuck

    • Other Compositional Considerations

    • Understanding Attraction

    • Closing Thoughts and Advice

Meet Your Instructor: Tony Colangelo

Tony Colangelo is an award-winning interior and architectural photographer based in Victoria, BC. He shoots for the most notable interior designers and builders in his marketplace. His images have been an integral part of many of his clients winning grand prizes in industry-wide competitions for construction and renovation excellence. His work has also been featured in numerous magazines and feature articles.  

Tony is a long-time contributor to the PFRE community. In 2019, he released his popular video tutorial, The Art & Science of Great Composition. Tony is also a highly sought after coach, who combines a thirty-year history of coaching/consulting practice, with many years of experience as a senior business executive. 

Over the past several years, Tony’s supported countless photographers, with many of them going on to win PFRE’s Monthly Contests. In fact, three of his clients went on to win PFRE Photographer of the Year, Including Brandon Cooper, Mike Lefebvre, and Garey Gomez.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education. Tony is an expert facilitator and educator, having delivered countless workshops and seminars to thousands of people across Canada and the US.  

What Other Photographers are Saying

Brandon Cooper - PFRE 2016 Photographer of the Year

Fort McMurray, AB

I always felt like I had a decent eye for composition but there was no rhyme or reason to what I was doing. I was operating 100% on gut feeling. After learning composition from Tony, I was able to develop a methodology that I use every time I step behind my camera. No more guessing or hoping that I’m on the right track. Now I know why certain compositions resonate with my clients and me and, because of that, I can make better decisions in how I compose a shot. I know that if you apply what you’ll learn from this video, your confidence in putting together great compositions will increase dramatically, just like it did for me!

Kerry Bern - PFRE Photographer of the Month, January 2016

Des Moines, IA

We’ve never had a resource specifically on composition that is dedicated to our field of photography. With Tony’s tutorial, we now have a fantastic, in-depth resource that is dedicated only to composition. He explains the ‘why and how’ to find good compositions, as well as what to avoid. Tony’s methods, which he has taught to many coaching clients, have proven results. Tony has coached numerous clients that have become PFRE Photographer of the month winners and two recent PFRE Photographers of the Year. Whether you are just starting out on your journey in this field or have been shooting real estate for years, like me, I highly recommend this tutorial. I got a lot out of it and there is no doubt in my mind that applying the techniques that Tony teaches in this tutorial will take your images to the next level.

Brian Covington

Santa Clarita, CA

Tony’s video is an insightful and enlightening analysis of composition. It may be the best information I didn’t know I needed. I’ve frequently struggled with composition, nailing it occasionally… but not exactly understanding why. I am not a beginner, having shot real estate for 16 years. I wish I would have had it 16 years and thousands of houses ago. Since watching the tutorial, I now see “lines” running throughout the room that I didn’t see before, and it has changed how I see the room and set up the shot. I have been implementing the strategies for the last several shoots and am so happy with the improvements. After delivery of photos for a regular client/stager just yesterday, I received a text… “gorgeous photos.” I’ve shot for her at least 50 times and don’t remember her doing that before. Coincidence? The tutorial was worth many times the price paid!

Jack Zigon

Philadelphia, PA

Buy Tony’s course. Period. I’ve worked with Tony as a coach and improved my photography and business by a factor of 3X. This video spends a good deal of time on why my photos are now better, my clients are happier and I’m now shooting more architectural work at 10X the fee I used to get from listing agents. What I love is I can watch, and re-watch any time I need to refresh Tony’s compositional wisdom. I’ve re-read my notes from our coaching sessions, but it’s not the same as hearing and SEEING the concepts again. The video is an incredible value. Buy it today and start watching immediately. Investing in your composition skills will pay off for the rest of your career.

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