Updating the Classic Landscape

August 13 - August 17, 2021

Updating the Classic Landscape


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $80

Create a portfolio of work that captures the beauty and wonder of the natural landscape, using tried and true techniques. You will be given instruction about the importance of light quality, leading lines and framing. Discussions on understanding Depth-Of-Field, showing or stopping motion and creating High Dynamic Range images, as well as large scale panoramas will blend with a series of daily field trips to the surrounding woods, streams and meadows. Digital editing will be done with the Adobe Creative Suite of products, most specifically Adobe Photo, Adobe Bridge and Lightroom. You should have an understanding of manual camera controls and basic editing workflow techniques. A 35mm DSLR is preferred, as is a sturdy tripod.

Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Timothy Jacobsen

Tim Jacobsen has been a photojournalist and freelance photographer for almost 30 years. He grew up outside of Chicago, and graduated from Winona State University (MN) with a BA in Mass Communications. A desire to tell stories with photographs and a passion for the outdoors fuel his desire to constantly create new and inspiring images. Based out of Frederick, MD, he has done work for The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Niche magazine, Maryland Life magazine, Outdoors magazine, the Sierra Club, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and several state and county tourism boards as well as countless other regional publications. Currently he is a lecturer at Hood College and the University of Maryland’s Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, teaching multimedia journalism and photography.

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