Landscapes tell many stories—not just of the natural world, but of cultural history. To capture an intimate portrait of a place, one must look beyond the broad landscape to photograph its details, changing weather and seasons, and the interaction between people and the landscape. It’s also about mood and emotion, and the ways in which we experience the landscape on a more personal level. In this class, you will learn to see more deeply—to look at the landscape in new ways, notice details that others miss, observe with all your senses, and discover your own unique way of photographing the world around you.
Our base for this workshop is beautiful Madeline Island—the largest of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. We will explore rocky cliffs, a sandy beach, sea caves, old-growth forests, a lagoon, meadows and a charming historic town to capture a sense of place, learn how to compose for greater impact, and refine your visual sensibilities. Each day will include field trips, classroom discussions and image reviews.
This is a workshop about seeing more creatively. Many tips and techniques will be shared, but students should already know how to use their camera and image processing software.