The Masters Program
The ‘Masters Program’ Landscape Photography Workshop designed for photographers and painters is an eye opening exploration of the compositional principles and guidelines of landscape art that the masters have used for centuries. The ‘Masters Program’ will show you how to directly apply the language of landscape art to your photographic images. The information in this program will forever change how you create photographs and, in effect, view the world. Included in the ‘Master’s Program’ is extensive documentation that compiles and codifies decades of research and writing by Tom and Van on the essence of landscape art.
The ‘Masters Program’ Landscape Photography Workshop curriculum explains in detail the guidelines to artful composition as well as how to use today’s digital photographic technologies to create your own “eye catching” art. By asking and answering the question "What am I making a picture of?" photographers and painters are guided to a more serious consideration of all aspects of their artistic effort. The arrangement of the elements of a scene into a composition that expresses the artist's emotions, thoughts and vision is demonstrated both graphically in lectures and in the field.
‘Masters Program’ 3 Day (Regular) Weekend Workshop Schedule
(Friday Through Sunday)
The 3 day ‘Masters Program’ Landscape Photography Workshop begins on Friday at noon and continues through the weekend with detailed daily lectures and samplings from the history of landscape art followed on each day by morning and afternoon in-the-field work practicing what we learned.
The workshop examples begin with Greek and Roman attempts through the Renaissance to the present day with hundreds of examples both painted and photographed. It is a rich source of artistic inspiration setting the tone for the remainder of the weekend. The visualization devices and discoveries through which the masters observed nature and used in their art are described in detail. Many little known or understood artistic compositional techniques as well as professional photography secrets are shared throughout the weekend.
‘Masters Program’ 4 Day (Extended) Weekend Schedule
(Thursday through Sunday)
(including- Digital Photography Boot Camp - DPBC)
Only the 4 day ‘Masters Program’ Landscape Photography Workshop includes our proprietary ‘Digital Photography Boot Camp’ (DPBC) offering detailed instruction and hands-on experience in mastering the tools of digital landscape photography. DPBC is designed to help you get to know and understand your digital camera well enough so that taking it off “auto” is the norm rather than the exception. For many photographers the range of choices offered by today’s digital cameras can be overwhelming. Understanding the technological possibilities and mastering them can be a challenge. DPBC focuses on many disciplines and techniques (including Photoshop and other creative applications) that are specific to the needs of landscape photographers and painters. The focus is on the tools and techniques that are used most often and how those skills can be applied to other image software and storage applications. Covered are numerous techniques like: cleaning up and spotting images, layers and compositing, correct exposure and color correction, sharpening, saturation, techniques for stitching together images into a panorama and creating HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographic composites of high contrast subjects.
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