Somewhere between the wide-angle scenic and the close-up details of a flower resides the Intimate Landscape. Eliot Porter ushered in this beautiful variation of landscape photography with a focus on the elements of a scene—textures, patterns, colors, value ranges, abstract qualities and other details. Think: Less is more.
In this 16-hour workshop, Photographing the Intimate Landscape: An Intensive in Vision & Craft, beginning Friday evening, we'll study Porter's and others' works that exemplify this very personal way of seeing. We'll explore what goes into the making of an Intimate Landscape image—story, vision, composition, lenses, filters, light and light control, and camera settings for optimum exposures.
We'll depart Mountain Lens at 8:00 a.m. to drive to an area of the nearby Pisgah National Forest (decision on specific location will be made a few days before the workshop, but it will include water, woods, and wildflowers) to practice creating Intimate Landscape images. Later in the day, we'll begin post-processing of the images captured in the field.
Sunday morning will include a review, more image processing, and a feedback session.