What To Expect
Landscape Photography has as much to do with Landscape Painting as photography
Kris Sullivan / Pastelist / Workshop participant
“I wanted to tell you about an amazing photography workshop I just finished.
It's a landscape photography class taught with an emphasis on the compositions and values that historical landscape painters used. I got so much out of the in-the-field composition and use of the camera to emphasize values and compositions. Most of us painters, etc. use photo references and I took the class to learn how to make better photographs for this purpose.
The composition lessons alone made the workshop worthwhile.
The instructors are 2 master photographers, Tom Gamache and Van Webster, who are also excellent teachers. We got plenty of individual attention and, due to the personalities of the instructors, the group shared quite a bit of camaraderie.
I think every painter and photographer, no matter what his/her level is, could get a lot out of their workshops.”
Both workshops - the ‘Masters Program’ Landscape Photography Workshop and ‘Art Light’ Landscape Photography Field Workshop - have been designed to be concise and easy-to-follow programs that describe and illustrate in detail the principles, devices, formula and secrets used for centuries by many of the world’s renowned masters of both painted and photographic landscapes. The workshops also highlight the other equally important consideration in making “eye catching” images of nature … how to use your camera and today’s digital photographic technologies to create your own personal art … just as the Masters did.
By asking and answering the questions “What am I thinking about when I look through the viewfinder?” and “What am I making a picture of?” photographers of all levels are guided to a more serious consideration of all aspects of their photographic effort. The arrangement of the elements of a scene into a composition that expresses the artist’s emotions, thoughts and vision is demonstrated graphically during the workshops.
Each workshop is unique. The light, the character and the beauty of the landscape along with the dynamics of the weather and the atmospheric conditions influence where, when and what we work on. Unique to the workshops is the overall curriculum that compiles and codifies decades of research and writing by Tom and Van on the essence of Landscape Art and the daily review of work that will inspire and challenge your artistic vision.
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