My approach to teaching landscape photography can be summed up in eight words: master the craft, and the art will follow. This video explains how taking one of my workshops can help you take your landscape photographs from so-so to spectacular! For more information on my landscape photography workshops, please visit www.glennrandall.com. Thanks for your interest!
hi I'm Glenn Randall thanks for your interest in my landscape photography workshops my approach to teaching landscape photography can be summed up in eight words master the craft and the art will follow for a landscape photographer the meaning of craft goes far beyond understanding of section photographic basics as aperture shutter speed ISO and white balance it includes gaining an in-depth knowledge of the terrain where you plan to shoot and it includes mastering key concepts from the fields of atmospheric optics geography astronomy botany meteorology and psychology understanding atmospheric optics the science of light helps you predict the most vivid displays of alpenglow where rainbows will appear and how polarisers will interact with reflections studying geography will help you understand how the angle of sunrise and sunset varies dramatically throughout the year learning a bit about astronomy helps you predict where to go to shoot moonrise and moonset the Milky Way meteor showers star trails and lunar eclipses studying botany will help you refine your search for wildflowers mastering the basics of meteorology will help you plan shoots and predict what's likely to happen next and understanding how our visual system processes high contrast scenes will help you make better photographs of dramatically lit subjects so how does mastering the craft lead to creating art can a realistic landscape photograph actually be creative I think it can but to become more creative you first need to understand where creativity actually comes from we tend to think of creativity as this sort of magical property that only a few highly gifted individuals possess this mistaken understanding can easily lead you to conclude that you could never be creative nonsense for a landscape photographer creativity does not emerge fully formed from the void it emerges you make a new unexpected but suddenly obvious connection between seemingly unrelated bits of knowledge already stored in your head my goal in teaching photography is to give you the in-depth knowledge of the craft of landscape photography that will in term allow you to unlock your creative potential I teach both private and group workshops only you and the people you invite will attend a private workshop group workshops are open to everyone all of my workshops include a strong educational component you'll not only get a chance to make great photographs at spectacular locations you'll become a better photographer unlike some instructors I never shoot my own photographs during your workshop my attention is focused solely on helping you reach your photographic goals you can get all the information on upcoming workshops here on this website please feel free to call or email if you have questions I look forward to meeting you at a landscape photography workshop soon thanks