A picture is worth a 1000 words.

by Douglas Hoffman on April 11, 2016

Panorama from student

                        Panorama from recent workshop participant Peter Coad


I received an email with this image yesterday from Peter Coad, a recent workshop participant.   This is what he said…..  When I see the portrait I see that he used the elements of composition that we worked on turing our day together.  I am so happy to see Peter apply these concepts as I know the knowledge he gained will last a lifetime.


This panorama illustrates some of what you taught me: foreground, mid-ground; background; eyes go first to the light; actually using the rule of thirds; and patterns of lines or curves. And just as you taught me: I saw it first, then brought up my camera, looked in my viewfinder, made a minor framing adjustment, and then shot the panorama.
With joy,


I love coaching and helping people grow as photographers, and getting letters like this is the icing on the cake.