Hudson River School 4-Day Photo 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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“Concentrate on equipment and you’ll take technically good photographs. Concentrate on seeing the light’s magic colors and your images will stir the soul.” –Jack Dykinga
Successful landscape photography is about connecting with the viewer emotionally. And while the camera is important, strong composition and vision is essential. Learning from past masters of composition is the inspiration for this workshop.
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.
Spend four days capturing the magic light the Hudson Valley is known for, from the picturesque Catskill Mountains to the dramatic Hudson Highlands. Aimed at improving your technical skills, creative vision, and ability to translate what you see into an image, locations will include waterfalls, tranquil forest settings, and dramatic mountain vistas along the Hudson River.
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.
What You’ll Experience
This workshop is primarily about expanding your visual literacy and your creative vision. Of course, you will have the opportunity to make many great images, but the focus is on pushing you beyond your comfort zone to expand your creative potential.
You’ll also visit my studio in Beacon where we’ll work on creatively interpreting our raw files, and make fine art prints of the images captured on the field.
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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