The Masters Program
“A camera is a tool to learn how to see without a camera!” Dorothea Lange
This exclusive workshop is presented only once per year and is included in the
Santa Monica Mountains ‘Masters Program’ Workshop
‘Masters Program’ and
Digital Photography Boot Camp (DPBC)
This 4 day workshop includes both the ‘Masters Program’ and ‘Digital Photography Boot Camp’ (DPBC). Like all of our workshops the ‘Masters Program’ and ‘Digital Photography Boot Camp’ (DPBC) are eye opening explorations into how to best use your digital camera to incorporate the compositional principles and guidelines of landscape art that the masters have used for centuries. The workshop will show you how to directly apply the principles of landscape art to your photographic images. You will learn how to … “Make Art … by Choice … not by Chance”. The information and experiences conveyed in our workshops will forever change how you create photographs and, in effect, view the world around you.
The ‘Masters Program’ Landscape Photography Workshop curriculum explains in detail the guidelines to artful composition as well as how to use today’s digital photographic technologies to create your own discriminating art. The arrangement of the elements of a scene into a composition that expresses the artist's emotions, thoughts and vision is demonstrated graphically both in lectures and in the field.
The ‘Digital Photography Boot Camp’ (DPBC) which runs concurrently as part of the ‘Masters Program’ is designed to help you get to know and understand your digital camera well enough so that taking it off “auto” is the norm rather than the exception.
For many photographers the range of choices offered by today’s digital cameras can be overwhelming. Understanding the technological possibilities and mastering them can be a challenge. DPBC focuses on numerous disciplines and techniques (including Photoshop
and other creative applications) that are specific to the needs of landscape photographers. The focus is on those tools and techniques that are used most often and how those learned skills can be applied to other image software and storage applications. Covered are numerous techniques like: cleaning up and spotting images, layers and compositing, correct exposure and color correction, sharpening, saturation, techniques for stitching together images into a panorama and creating HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographic composites of high contrast subjects.
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Workshop co-instructor Tom Gamache is the award winning chronicler of the beauty, color and moods of the Santa Monica Mountains. To view examples of his work, see “The Santa Monica Mountains - Range on the Edge” from Angel City Press. Join Tom and Van for this exciting, fun and friendly learning experience capturing the peaks, valleys, oak woodlands and fall color of their beloved Santa Monica Mountains just as the “Masters” would have.
All rights reserved. ©2005 Tom Gamache Photography.
All images are the property of Tom Gamache Photography and may not be reproduced without express written permission.