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Free Presentation: The Making of a Landscape Photograph


When: Saturday, March 22
Time: 1-3 pm
Where: Beahive, Beacon, NY

While we can all appreciate a great landscape photograph, we rarely see the process and creative vision that shows how an image was made; how it was developed from the original vision to the final print. There is no such thing as a straight print, and it is in the creative use of both the camera and digital processing that we can achieve both emotion and a message in landscape and nature photography.

In this presentation, Robert shares his inspiration, creative process and workflow using several successful images from the Hudson Valley. He’ll discuss vision, camera technique, composition, and digital processing. And he’ll discuss the final execution – the print. You’ll have a chance to see how an image is crafted from what the camera captures in the field to an image that conveys what the photographer felt and hopes to convey to the viewer. He’ll also discuss how fine art, and specifically the Hudson River School of painters,  has influenced his work and vision as a landscape photographer.

There will be a slide show presentation, Q+A, and fine art print samples of his work.


Robert Rodriguez Jr is a landscape photographer, teacher, and writer focused on conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and experiences in nature. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he transitioned to photography after a 15 year career as a music arranger and producer. His images have appeared in the NY Times, and his photography is featured extensively by Scenic Hudson, a non-profit organization dedicated to land and nature preservation in the Hudson Valley. In addition, he has edited and produced documentary films highlighting the natural beauty of the region. His fine art prints have been collected by both private and corporate clients worldwide.

Robert own and operates Beyond the Lens Photo Workshops, which offers photography workshops every year in the Hudson Valley and national parks around the country. He also teaches sold-out workshops at the world renowned Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY,

Robert is also a Canson Infinity ambassador, a select group of hand-picked international artists that uphold and exemplify the Canson heritage of paper making since 1557. He prints all of his work and teaches printing workshops at his studio in Beacon, NY.

His latest book “Digital Fine Art Printing | Field Guide for Photographers” is available now from his website.