Landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.
A landscape includes the physical elements of mountains, hills, oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds, forests, plains, and deserts. The living elements of land include indigenous vegetation, human presence such as buildings and structures, and ever-changing lighting and weather conditions.
Combining both their physical origins and the cultural overlay of human presence, often created over millennia, landscapes reflect a living synthesis of people and place that is vital to local and national identity. 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.
Join Carlan Tapp for three days traversing Northern New Mexico’s varied landscape making images and two days in the digital lab crafting your captures into expressive prints. This workshop is about breaking from the traditional, preconceived concepts and definitions of landscape photography. While exploring from Santa Fe to Taos from early morning to late evening the lessons of light, form, and texture become part of our daily photographic process. Capturing the story of the landscape and understanding when color becomes a powerful element, or when light and form are more strongly expressed in black and white, deepen our connection to the physical world around us.
Treat yourself, and your photography, to this journey of exploration, discovery, and self-expression of the landscape.