SFW On Location

Altered Landscapes

with Elena Dorfman

November 15 – 19, 2021

  • Tuition $1510.00
  • Location and Materials Fee $90.00
  • Standard Deposit $300.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2022, Santa Fe Workshops requires that all participants attending be fully vaccinated (per definition of the CDC) and provide proof of vaccination. This requirement applies to students, staff, and instructors.

Course Description

This workshop offers a rare and unique opportunity to experiment with alternative approaches to landscape photography, both in the field and in post-production, using both the computer and working by hand to physically alter and explore our images in new ways. Under the guidance of photographer and video installation artist Elena Dorfman, we explore myriad ways to consider the landscape in relation to photography, delving into ideas and looking at examples that provide reference points for you to hone your own aesthetic.

We work on location in a variety of environments—natural formations, archeological sites, and historic settings—taking “straight” photos and also using unconventional tools including prisms, gels, and vintage lenses. Afterward, you edit and refine your images in Adobe Photoshop on your laptop computer. This process may incorporate layering or collaging with your own images as well as found elements, such as archival photos, text, graphics, and maps. Throughout, Elena leads individual and group discussions to support each participant in expressing their unique vision.

In order to get the most out of this workshop, participants must already have a solid knowledge of Photoshop and experience working with multiple layers and masking techniques. The focus of this class is to build upon your existing knowledge and expand your visual horizons and capabilities. This is not a class for learning Photoshop.

By challenging yourself to see landscapes differently, you find yourself contemplating your own relationship to the environment. Spend a week on a journey of exploration and inspiration as you capture and realize landscapes in new and surprising ways.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera; solid foundation in Photoshop skills, including layers and masks.

Portfolio Required:

Please see the Portfolios section of the Registration Information for guidelines on submitting recent landscape images that also represent your experience working with multiple layers and masking techniques.

Policies:
Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements in Santa Fe.

Tuition INFO:

Tuition and daily beverage service; lunches are the responsibility of the participant.

Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art, Nature & Landscape, One-of-a-Kind
about
Elena Dorfman

Elena Dorfman’s photographs and video installations have been exhibited in both the U.S. and worldwide at venues such as the Prada Foundation, Milan; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; the Triennale di Milano, Milan; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work is held in numerous collections, including the Denver Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, and Bass Art Museum. It is also the subject of three monographs: Empire Falling (2013), Fandomania: Characters & Cosplay (2007), and Still Lovers (2005).

A popular workshop instructor, Elena is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Website: elenadorfman.com

Instagram: @dorfmanelena

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