Brighton photography courses and workshops

 Creative Landscape Photography

Abstract image by Andy Stevenson of what it looks like a view from above of mountains or  yellowish waves.

Saturdays 10 April- 29 May 2021


Cost: £196

        

Duration: 8-week course

                Saturdays 11:00 - 14:00


Where: On Zoom online


Group Size: 6 students Only!!!


Digital abstract collage with irregular edges by Siobhan Keane of a combination of tree trunks and a view of a park half in bw and half in colour.

 Creative Landscape Photography Themes

- Week 1

  The concept of ‘landscape’

  Light and Landscape 

  The pioneers of landscape photography


- Week 2

  New Topographics

  Deadpan Landscape Photography


- Week 3

  Constructed Landscape


- Week 4

  Abstract Landscape


- Week 5

  Conceptual Landscape


- Week 6

  Interpretations of Landscape

  History, Memory, and Myth


- Week 7

  Non-Places


- Week 8

  Feedback on Week 7 homework

  Summing Up

  General discussion on photography



 Creative Landscape Photography

 Online 8 - Week Course

Aim


This is a creative non-technical course on Landscape Photography open to all with or without knowledge of Photography but with an enthusiasm and imagination to create and learn from it.

It’s aim is to introduce you to various aspects of landscape photography from conventional works to abstract and experimental ones.

 

Looking at the work of old masters and contemporary photographers you will be inspired to create your own photographs responding to the weekly themes.


 

 

Objectives

 

At the end of the course you will be able to:

 

- demonstrate a critical understanding of the basic ideas in landscape photography by identifying and discussing different aspects and elements of a landscape photograph

  

- demonstrate a practical engagement with landscape photography by taking your own photographs

 

- critically reflect on the making of your own images and discuss how you creatively

see and think about the idea of landscape

 



 

General Outline of a Lesson Plan for each Weekly Session


Each session will consist of mainly three parts:


Part I

Looking at your photographs (homework based on the theme of the previous week), commenting on them, suggesting new ideas, reflecting on your creative process, and articulating it into your own words. This discussion will be the core of each session, as it will provide you with the opportunity to extract ideas from your own work, discuss the making process and make decisions for your future explorations on the weekly projects to follow. At the same time, I will be answering your questions, helping you to clarify your ideas, and giving you suggestions and guidance for further experimentation.

 

Part II

Looking at the landscape photographic genre of each week, based on images by both classic and contemporary photographers. You will be engaging in a critical discussion about them and reflecting on questions about what compositional approach it has been used, what the intentions of the photographer might be, what the images mean to you based on your own interpretation, and any other questions that might be generated by you.

 

Part III

Summing up the main ideas, which were discussed during the previous parts and discussing the nature of your homework. This will be based on a fixed theme for everyone or on individual themes that each one of you might choose.



  

Handouts 

After the end of each week, I will be sending you e-handouts by email.



Camera guidelines - what you will need

- A  DSLR camera is ideally the best type of camera you can have if you want to really explore and experiment with photography. However, all types of cameras are welcome, including ipads, tablets, and mobile phones.

- Desire to explore a new activity and learn something new 
- Open mind to welcome new ideas 
- Enthusiasm to get creative


 

Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refunds if you cancel within 15 days from the start of the course.

The same applies to any cancellations of bookings made within 15 days from the start of the workshop.



Minimum Age

16 years old is the minimum age for participants to attend the workshop on their own. For younger children please contact us.