Architectural Narratives in Landscape Photography

with Serena Dzenis

June 1 – July 6, 2024

Saturdays; 9:30 — 11:30 am (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $595.00

Course Description

Delve into the captivating fusion of human-made structures and the vast beauty of the natural world with lens-based artist, Serena Dzenis. This online workshop is designed for both budding photographers seeking to refine their skills and more accomplished storytellers eager to explore the dynamic intersection of photographing architecture and landscapes. Through a blend of theory, hands-on practice, and constructive feedback, participants embark on a visual journey, discovering how to capture the essence of structures within the tapestry of nature.

Throughout our six weeks together, we unravel the art of storytelling in architectural landscape photography. You learn to recognize the unique narratives embedded in structures and their surroundings, mastering techniques to seamlessly integrate human creations into the broader context of landscapes. From historic monuments to contemporary designs, we explore how architectural elements can serve as powerful protagonists, guiding viewers through a visual narrative that transcends time and culture.

We engage in practical exercises, honing your compositional skills, mastering lighting techniques, and experimenting with perspectives that bring architectural stories to life within diverse landscapes. Through group critiques and discussions, we refine your storytelling abilities, learning to convey a sense of place, history, and emotion through your photographic work. By the end of this workshop, you emerge with a heightened appreciation for the synergy between architecture and landscapes, equipped with the skills to weave compelling narratives that resonate with viewers on a profound level.

Additional Information

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 starting June 1 and ending July 6 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from 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.


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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.

Nature & Landscape, One-of-a-Kind
Serena Dzenis

Serena Dzenis is a lens-based artist from Australia who resides in Iceland. In recent years, she has emerged as a luminary in the realms of architectural and landscape photography. Renowned for her keen eye and innovative approach, Serena’s work delicately captures the symbiotic relationship between human structures and the natural world. Her portfolio, marked by international acclaim and prestigious awards, showcases a unique blend of artistic vision and technical proficiency.

Beyond her achievements, Serena brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as an educator. Having conducted workshops and mentored aspiring photographers all over the world, she imparts not only technical skills but also a deep appreciation for storytelling through the lens. Serena’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of visual storytellers reflects her passion for fostering a vibrant and inspired community in the world of lens-based art.

Instagram: @serenavsworld

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