The Landscape Photography Workshop is a five week course of 20 hours that it will take us into the history of landscape photography, from the very first French and English photographers, to the American pioneers of landscape photography and explorers of the American West in those impressive expeditions of the second half of the 19th century that started writing the Encyclopedia on how to do it, answering questions of aesthetics in the particular language of photography composition, setting the parameters and reference for years to come.
In weekly classes we will study the Masters of the medium, from Carleton Watkins, Marc Ferrez to Ansel Adams, the New Topographics, and the gods of Color: Stephen Shore and William Eggleston and finishing with contemporary accomplished practitioners such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Edward Burtynsky, Simon Roberts and Nadav Kander, between others.
After studying their images and work with close attention and a critical eye, we will set exercises to put in practice different ideas and actions regarding the view of the landscape within a photographic frame, from different proportions, to questions of lines, geometrical forms, depth, composition and content. Every week we will see the results together having open conversations about the work in order to learn from the experience.
It’s a great workshop to put in practice patience in photography to heighten the quality of observation to make meaningful and moving images.
Length: 20 hours
Schedule: Saturdays - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Qualifications: Proficient in the use of a manual camera.
Taught by: Ricardo Peña