SFW Online

Expressive Black-and-White Landscapes

with Carlan Tapp

January 8 – 26, 2022

Saturdays and Wednesdays; 9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $595.00

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

Course Description

Landscape photography is formed by the point of view of the photographer; it is a spiritual experience, the reflection of a culture. Historically, the great masters of black-and-white landscape used large-format cameras and traditional film processes. Now advances in digital technology have opened new opportunities for photographers who wish to explore the aesthetic and technical aspects of digital black-and-white landscapes.

The earth has a vast range of landscapes, including the icy landscapes of polar regions, mountainous landscapes, vast arid desert landscapes, islands and coastal landscapes, densely forested or wooded landscapes including past boreal forests and tropical rainforests, and agricultural landscapes of temperate and tropical regions. Most importantly, we quite often overlook the landscapes we live within which exist right out outside the door we open each day in our lives.

The character of a landscape helps define the self-image of the people who inhabit it and a sense of place that differentiates one region from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives. During this online workshop we explore landscape as varied as farmland, a city park, the ocean beach, or the backyard of your home.

We take the time to learn, to see, and fully express the spirit of the black-and-white landscape as we discover a place and the secrets of its beauty. We consider the concept of landscape and how it is connected to the cultural, social, and geographical aspects of our environment.

We combine traditional Zone System methodology with new digital processes to forge a complete digital grayscale workflow. We learn to express in the black-and-white image our personal interpretations of landscape. Blending traditional, new, and emerging techniques and technologies, we discover the extraordinary possibilities of expressive digital black-and-white landscape work.

Additional Information

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

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Saturdays and Wednesdays starting January 8 and ending January 26 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
Nature & Landscape
© Carlan Tapp
about
Carlan Tapp

Carlan Tapp’s dad gave him his first camera at six and he has been making photographs ever since. Carlan never considered photography/cinematography a job; “it’s my life’s work and passion, and it’s an incredible journey. I am a storyteller.”

Carlan worked his way through college shooting weddings and after graduation took a job as a backcountry ranger for Mt. Rainier National Park, documenting changes in the natural environment. In the late seventies, he had the privilege of assisting Ansel Adams for three years at his Yosemite workshops. That is where Carlan learned the power of the photograph. Shortly thereafter he enrolled in Art Center College of Design in Pasadena to nudge his career towards documentary/editorial photography and cinematography.

Carlan is a descendant of the Wicocomico Tribe, Taptico family. A strong belief and respect for Mother Earth and all creatures is the continual theme in how he sees the world. In 2003, Carlan and his wife Nancy founded Naamehnay Project-Question of Power, a Federal 501c3 non-profit. Their non-profit work focuses on creating a visual voice for Native American Homelands and Sacred Sites impacted by energy industrialization in America.

Carlan’s photographs have been used in numerous publications including Harley-Davidson®HOG, New Mexico Magazine, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Associated Press, and NPR’s “Living on Earth.” He has taught workshops nationally and internationally. Carlan’s photo essays are syndicated nationally and internationally by Redux Pictures in New York. When not on assignment, Carlan can be found riding his iron pony on two lane highways across the American West telling the stories of people, places, and the landscape.

Website: carlantapp.com

Instagram: @carlantapp

You May Also Like

White Sands, New Mexico: Capture to Print

with Tony Bonanno

March 29 – April 3, 2023

The Fine Art of Hand Coloring: Traditionally and Digitally

with Laurie Klein

February 6, 8 and 13, 2023

The Lyrical Photograph

with Sal Taylor Kydd

March 20 – 24, 2023

Digital Workflow for Fine-Art Printmaking

with R. Mac Holbert

March 27 – 31, 2023

Getting the Most from Your Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera

with Lindsay Silverman

February 14 – 24, 2023

From Memory to Story: A Memoir Workshop

with Molly Wizenberg

May 2 – 19, 2023

Environmental Portraiture in Natural Light

with Jeff Lipsky

March 30 – April 2, 2023

The Human Form: Exploring the Sensual Image

with Elizabeth Opalenik

April 27 – 30, 2023

The Urban Landscape: Chicago by Design

with Brad Temkin

May 4 – 7, 2023

Lighting the Editorial Portrait

with Joe Pugliese

April 20 – 23, 2023

How to Talk and Write About Your Work

with Jean Miele

January 30 – February 16, 2023

Photographic Storytelling: Long-Term Personal Projects

with Brian Finke

March 6 – May 15, 2023

with Carlan Tapp

January 8 – 26, 2022

"*" indicates required fields

Hidden
Hidden
First Name*
Last Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Join the Waitlist!

This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.

Image © Carlan Tapp