Hudson River School Capture to Print Workshop
When: Sunday Sep 13th—Wednesday Sep 16th, 2020
Base: Beacon, NY
Max Students: 5
(Pay $800 Deposit when accepted – Balance due 30 days before workshop)
**This workshop is by application only – please apply online. (If you’ve applied to any workshop in the past, there’s no need to apply again. Just let me know you want to register for this workshop.)
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Experience the landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School of Painters and learn how they used the language of composition to express what they saw and felt in their revered paintings.
The path from the initial spark of inspiration to a successful print is fundamentally a creative one. It entails asking two important questions; what exactly are you photographing and why? Or more broadly, what do you want to say and why do you want to share it with others?
Exploring these questions makes everything you do more purposeful and provides clarity to the really important decisions both technical and creative. And it’s only when you control the workflow with a purpose that true communication becomes possible.
This workshop is all about establishing and executing your creative vision, whether behind the camera in the field, developing and interpreting the image on-screen, or translating the image onto a fine art paper.
I’ll share and help you develop what I believe are the most important factors that contribute to a successful print: strong composition, creative interpretation, understanding what makes a good print, and selecting a paper that complements your vision.
We’ll spend our mornings out in the field photographing the beautiful landscapes of the Hudson Valley, followed by afternoons in my studio critiquing, developing, and printing images for a total immersive experience.
My goal is not to emphasize formulas and techniques, but rather to provide a thorough understanding of core principles you can use to improve and develop your photographic potential indefinitely. It focuses on using the art and craft of photography to help you share your way of seeing the world.
I’ve spent the past 20 years living in and photographing the Hudson Valley, and I’ve become intimately familiar with the terrain and special character of the region. I’ll share my favorite locations including lesser known areas that I’m confident will inspire the artist in you.
In short, this is a unique workshop with endless photo opportunities and abundant natural settings that have inspired countless artists for generations. Why the study of painting can improve your vision and compositional skills.
This workshop is designed for serious photographers – beginner to advanced – who want to improve and expand their creative potential. Regardless of your experience, if you want to take your photography to the next level, this workshop will give you the opportunity to work closely with a passionate professional dedicated to helping you develop your personal vision.
Students must be in good physical condition and be able to hike 2-3 miles with photo gear. Safety is always my priority, so if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me for more information.
Lodging is not included, but we will be making our base in historic Beacon, NY which provides several lodging options from quaint B&B’s to five star hotels. Beacon is home to the Dia Museum, shops, galleries, and is perfectly situated on the Hudson River, with a Metro North station just 80 minutes from NYC. There are also lodging options in the town of Fishkill. I will provide recommendations upon registration.
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