Master Landscape Photography with Glenn Randall

 

Sponsored by the Lone Tree Photography Club

November 5, 2022

My approach to teaching landscape photography can be summed up in eight words: master the craft, and the art will follow. This one-day, classroom-only workshop will help low-intermediate to advanced-intermediate photographers take the next step in their journey toward mastering the craft of daylight landscape photography.

For a landscape photographer, the meaning of craft goes far beyond such photographic basics as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. It includes the ability to locate promising subjects and plan shoots using topographic maps and computerized mapping tools. It includes concepts from geography, which tells us how the angle of sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year. It includes a working knowledge of atmospheric optics (the science of how sunlight interacts with our atmosphere.) And it includes understanding how the complexities of human vision affect the way we see the world and the way we view art. Understanding how our visual system processes high-contrast scenes will help students produce realistically beautiful renditions of those scenes.

 

So how does mastering the craft lead to creating art? Can a realistic landscape photograph actually be creative? The answer is yes, but to become more creative, you first have to understand where creativity actually comes from. For a landscape photographer, creativity does not emerge, fully formed, from the void. It emerges when you make a new, unexpected, but suddenly obvious connection between bits of seemingly unrelated knowledge already stored in your head. The goal of this workshop is to help you gain the in-depth knowledge of the craft of daylight landscape photography that will allow you to unlock your creative potential.

Sunrise at Columbine Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

All students will receive extensive handouts on the key information covered during the workshop, including Mastering Dramatic Light, a 42-page PDF on how to shoot great images in high-contrast situations. When the workshop is over, students will have a deeper understanding of how to find and capture magnificent images of the natural world. 

This workshop will be held on November 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Workshop fee: $99

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