26/05/2018 – Hackesche Höfe – Composition


Something for both the absolute beginner and the seasoned professional, an opportunity to practice some of the rules of composition in particular the rules concerning the positioning of the subject: rule of thirds, balance, symmetry, rule of odds etc.

It’s maybe best if we all put our cameras on one of the automatic settings, forget about the technical aspects of the camera, switch on the screen guidelines and just concentrate on the composition: the positioning of the main elements, emphasising the main subject etc.

The Hackesche Höfe

Surely one of the most alluring districts in Berlin, brimming with restaurants and cafes, it’s a shopping hotspot with designer shops and young Berlin labels all vying for attention in an area of exquisite charm.

Stroll along picturesque streets and through a labyrinth of interconnected courtyards to experience one of Berlin’s jewels, the photo opportunities here are almost overwhelming.


After this event everyone is invited to the Monbijou Park behind the Hackescher Markt where we will be grilling, please bring your own food and drink, there are shops in the neighbourhood where this can easily be obtained.

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This is a bring a camera and shoot event, suitable for both the beginner and the more experienced photographer, in fact anyone who wishes to improve their photography skills through practice, the main emphasis is on developing creative compositional skills rather than technical expertise.

If possible please bring 2 prints of previous work to the event, so that we all have something to pass around, discuss and critique during the refreshment break.
This service is available in all branches of Rossmann and prints can easily be made there and then in approximately 5 minutes – 13cm x 18cm Premium Fotoabzüge mit weißem Rand = €0,23 per print.
A tablet or smart phone is unfortunately not a suitable alternative.

If you have problems with PayPal, or don’t have a PalPal account because you still live in the 19th century, please bring it in cash.

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Bookings no longer allowed on this date.

Date and Time

May 26, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Please be punctual.


Meeting Point

Hackescher Markt, ,


Meet outside the station (S-Hackescher Markt) in front of the bridge by the ATIX supermarket.

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