174: Marc Silber Discusses Composition Misconceptions and Making Your Work Stand Out

Marc Silber is an author, photographer, filmmaker,and producer of the very popular Youtube series Advancing Your Photography, where he has interviewed scores of some of the biggest names in photography. 

He started out learning darkroom skills and the basics of photography at the legendary Peninsula School in Menlo Park, CA, in the ’60s, and moved on to hone his skills to professional standards at the famed San Francisco Art Institute. Marc moved into teaching photography in workshops all over the country, he became renowned as an engaging and helpful speaker and coach, as his greatest joy comes from helping others. 

He loves adventure and you’ll find him out backpacking surfing or snowboarding, or maybe just chilling, taking a walk through Carmel with his wife and Golden Retriever. 

From the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast:

We want to give a huge thank you to Marc for taking the time to chat with us! We consider ourselves students as the listening audience, and appreciate him sharing his extensive knowledge with us.

Grab your copy of “The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters and bring your photography business to the next level:

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In this interview, we discuss the following topics and answer the following questions:

  • Why his new book “The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters” can help photographers bring their work to the next level
  • Why you need a set of composition tools
  • Common composition misconceptions
  • Key composition tools we can use
  • “Mood lines”, and how they can work either for you or against you in your photo’s composition
  • Take the Challenge: #aypclub and include the mood
  • how photographers can make their work stand out amidst the sea of photographers these days
  • How photographers can improve their businesses


Marc Can Be Found At:

» Marc’s website: SilberStudios.com

» Marc on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/marcsilber

» Marc on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marcsilber

» Marc on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcsilbershow