Perhaps the most important experience of all is the time you will share with colleagues who care about the land and creative landscape photography.
This 5-day course is inclusive of field capture and post-processing training. Photographers learn valuable insights about creative landscape photography, landscape thematics, environmental considerations, and to create landscape works that say and do more than what the camera captured. You will learn the magic of landscape compositions, simplification through previsualization, targeting images for voice and meaning, and how to apply an end to end workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop. Ample field lectures known as ‘Classroom Circles’ in the park, plus many hours of capture time with an instructor by your side, insures that you leave with new tools, techniques, and a visual voice that matters.
You get to Torrey, Utah and we’ll take it from there. Your instructor and guides will provide on and off road transportation to all areas. (Torrey, UT is 200 miles south of Salt Lake City, UT; if you’re coming from California, please contact us.)
Equipment and Prerequisites
- Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom on a portable laptop with 8 GB of RAM
- External drives as necessary
- Registration in the Adobe Cloud
- A Wacom tablet will be helpful
- Lenses of your choice
- Flash units (optional)
- Camera backpack
You must have a complete operating knowledge of your camera and a working knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop.
Capitol Reef National Park
Explore and Photograph: Chimney Rock, Gooseneck, Sulphur Creek, Sunset Point, Panorama Ledge, Grand Wash, The Switch Backs, Temples of the Moon and Sun, Hickman Bridge, Freemont River, and Fruita Orchards.
Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear
Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Sky and Ground dominant compositions, Grand Scenics, intimate landscapes, canyon detail structures, composition workflow, Expressive-personal project methods, Voice with tone, coloration, framing, and much more.
Learn end-to-end Post-Production Workflow for Landscapes: Develop Baseline images with Lightroom, dynamic blending with Luminosity masks, contrast and color methods, all with personal instruction.
You’ll benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews, as we help take your photography to the next level.
Our Base Camp is at the Broken Spur Inn in Torrey, Utah. (www.brokenspurinn.com) — The rooms are comfortable and the conference center allows us to stretch-out so we can work on our captures. You will be issued a discount code after registration, and each student books his/her room.
The Broken Spur Inn has an excellent restaurant and has arranged hours to accommodate our Master Class Photographers. You pay for all restaurant meals. Field lunches, snacks, water, coffee, etc. are included in your tuition.
Special Food Needs: If you have a special diet issue, please notify us in writing 30 days in advance of the Master Class.
Bob Killen, ACE, ACI, National Park Service Artist in Residence
Myra Holt, MFA
Tom Lowe, National Park Service Artist in Residence