Mastering landscape photography is about considering your approach to the subject and how you compose it, along with working with light in the landscape.
Subject, composition and lighting are three elements you must consider when shooting in the field, and just as important as any settings you can dial into the camera. You need to bring them all together; the perfect interlaced balance between them is what separates a good picture of a landscape from a great landscape photograph.
Elevating your technical skills and how you work with subject, lighting, and composition will provide fresh inspiration. Creating new work keeps you engaged in a captivating art form that allows you to express the world’s natural beauty in a single frame.
Learning to photograph the landscape requires mastering a specific set of skills; these bridge both the technical side and artistic side of photography.
Our 4-day Masterclasses are more than just photography lessons; they’re an experience, an immersive learning environment led by expert photographers.
Designed to master different genres and techniques, our masterclasses cover a complete photographic skillset. By working through each masterclass, you will be inspired to develop your knowledge, hone your skills and master the art of landscape photography.
“While the grand vistas of Mt White Station lend themselves well to panoramic photography, sometimes getting tighter with a long lens like this, and working with the play of light can create stunning mountain photographs. We explore both of these approaches to the landscape on this masterclass.”
– Richard Young
“I considered how to encapsulate the man-made hut into the craggy vastness of the landscape, anchoring the relationship with it. Using a longer lens to flatten perspective, I could layer it into the environment. The lens choice was paramount in making this photograph, a topic we explore in the Maniototo Masterclass.”
– Glen Howey
“I called this photograph One Last Tune. You can imagine the ghosts of people past, entertaining themselves after a long day’s work. Processed in B&W, it captures the essence of a bygone Kiwi age, before TV and the internet and was made in the ghost town location we visit on the Black & White Masterclass.”
– Ken Wright
” This photograph was made in a location I know so well and enjoy returning to each autumn. My expressive approach to this landscape changes yearly, so I never tire of photographing here, especially on a misty morning! It’s a transient season with its colours, weather and light that makes this such a great location for teaching an expressive approach to landscape photography on this masterclass.”
– Richard Young