“ART BY CHOICE … NOT BY CHANCE”
The objective of all “Wandering Around Outdoors” Photography Workshops including both the ‘Masters Program’ Landscape Photography Workshops and ‘Art Light’ Landscape Photography Field Workshops is to help photographers advance their craft by discovering how to make landscape art “BY CHOICE NOT BY CHANCE”.
The workshops bring to landscape photography a level of “Critical Thinking” * heretofore unavailable in most landscape photography workshops. Photographers of all experience levels will appreciate the easy to understand and disciplined curriculum of artistic principles and technical assistance that will immediately improve the quality of their photographic work.
Illustrated with classic and contemporary examples, the varied courses and field programs will help participants learn how best to use their knowledge and their cameras to create unique images of the natural world that will intrigue and delight viewers.
“Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them.
What is the nature of a successful landscape picture that gets our attention and activates our gray matter? Centuries ago, through trial and error, the masters of landscape art discovered and perfected the principles that attracted the viewers eye to their own work. As photographers today we can take advantage of their well documented and easy to learn formulae in our own work.
We live in the age of the MRI machine! We are dazzled by the goings on inside the brain as it lights up in living color. The broad outlines of the wiring of the human brain have been confirmed by scientific evidence. Just as the Masters thought they knew, we now know how our brain and our eyes work together to create this amazing experience we call “vision”. Why shouldn’t we take advantage of this knowledge to attract more interest to our photography? With that knowledge why can’t almost every picture we make be a “captivating” image?
What are the most important tools we use when making pictures? As necessary as they are, our cameras and tripods come in a distant fourth and fifth after our eyes, our brains and our minds. Is it any wonder that, as Outdoor Photographer magazine’s Steve Mulligan said recently … “Composition is always frustrating and is the most difficult aspect of photography.“
What would you think if someone informed you that the knowledge of the Masters of Landscape Art, that took centuries to amass, could be yours in a single weekend? Using the techniques they developed you can learn the principles of advanced composition and immediately begin ”arranging” your landscape photographs as the masters of centuries ago did with the same incredible results no matter what level of photographic experience you have.
Think of what you could do if every photographic decision you made helped your every picture “command” the same “attention” that is reserved for the work of the masters?
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.
We look forward to Wandering Around Outdoors with you soon!
Tom Gamache and Van Webster