Wandering Around Outdoors Photography Workshops are led by acclaimed professional landscape photographer, Tom Gamache of Wandering Around Outdoors and Photography educator Van Webster of Webster Communications. The workshops include extensive documentation and examples compiling and codifying decades of research and writing by Tom and Van on the essence of landscape art.
|The name Tom Gamache has become synonymous with landscape photography of the highest quality. He began his adventures during the endless summers and eternal winters of his youth by wandering around New England exploring Nature in the evergreen hills and White Mountains of his native New Hampshire.
Tom is a classic-modernist exhibiting a clear and concise knowledge of the past's success coupled with a unique understanding of modern techniques, effects, approaches and subject matter. Tom exuberantly celebrates beauty and the landscape. He works on a grand scale, but also delights in richly-textured details that demonstrate his experiences and knowledge through the lexicon of composition - light, color, shape, balance, contrast and emphasis.
Many years ago Tom named his company “Wandering Around Outdoors” for good reason. His present-day wandering around outdoors photography road-trip wanderings are legend, often covering many thousands of on-the-ground miles monthly discovering and resolving nature’s awe-inspiring effects and conditions in his own artful manner. He has photographed extensively throughout the country’s public and private lands including more than 100 units of the National Park System. His images are a delight of color, scale, shape and intimacy.
A recent project is a monograph with the highly regarded western writer Matthew Jaffe. The book is titled “Range on the Edge / The Santa Monica Mountains”. It is published by Angel City Press.
Tom was recently commissioned by the Death Valley Natural History Association to create and install a 23-foot panoramic mural of Death Valley’s “Mesquite Flat (Stovepipe Wells) Sand Dunes” for the park’s recently remodeled visitor center. Tom’s work continues to be added to the collections of business, civic, public and private collectors.
|Van Webster is founder and president of Webster Communications, a full service media production company serving the broadcast, business, and educational communities. Webster's photographic work focuses on landscape and architectural subjects in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. His early photographic efforts were in the journalism and documentary fields. Later commercial projects included corporate portraits, studio product, and multimedia slide presentations. Current production emphasizes video and computer presentations. Principal clients include major recording labels and distribution companies, trade associations, and financial services companies.
Webster earned a Fine Arts degree at Claremont McKenna College with a Masters in Architectural Design at California State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. He studied landscape photography under noted architectural photographer Julius Shulman. Webster was a UCLA Arts Extension faculty member and a program chair for over 20 years.
Webster was a clinician and technical consultant to artists and business in photography, presentations, audio, video, and computer displays.
He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Game Audio Network Guild, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
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