The Art of Seeing: On Location


The Art of Seeing: On Location


Lesson Info

Beach Shoot Recap

Photographers are at the mercy of light that out light there are no photographs so it's really helpful to be aware of different kinds of light due to your subject and I talked about that earlier round the difference between direct light and indirect light this morning all the hat was in direct light it's been foggy since the moment we arrived here on the beach fog is a beautiful kind of light it produces problems in exposure there's not a lot of contrast problems but it can lead to a bit of a dullness in the scene so I begin to look for highlights and I found my highlights in the breaking surf early this morning when the waves break that white phone is where I find my highlights and later on in post I can exaggerator I can enhance those highlights and I can pull my blacks towards a deeper point I shot white that's how I often start I start doing the easy things first wide angle lens has come very naturally to me and then I started applying a telephoto lens perspective on the same lands...

cape and I compressed things instead of stretching the perspective and then we moved to an intertidal zone and I started looking for things close to my feet landscapes truly landscapes that landscapes have it out of horizon and that is when things became more challenging to me because every step I took I would see something different for del scenes I applied my twenty four to seventy millimeter lens and that there's a ll tripod work I started by doing an open scene that showed lots of different things so living together and then once I became aware of the patterning in that scene I began to look more closely and I started to isolate certain small section and then I moved on to a muscle bank and that that's what I call and easy pattern this was just a couple of hours in one simple setting and yet I'm convinced that I came up with another image that is new to me and that is because I know the place well I conjugate the moods I see the rhythms and you can do that too you can apply your own passion for photography in a place close to your home and that is where you can begin to see the nuances as a photographer I've been very lucky to travel as much as I have I know antarctic I know africa I know the jungles of borneo but the most meaningful images the ones that really touched my heart come from this speech because this is my place so I really would like to encourage you to find your own spot to find your own subject and then start doing meaningful images that go beyond just scratching the surface because that's the easiest thing to do to take pictures but here I'm making images I hope you'll join me here one day in the same beach for one of our workshops, where I teach people how to apply the art of c

Class Description

Go deep into the principles of landscape lighting, composition, and technique and learn how to create memorable images with Frans Lanting in The Art of Seeing: On Location.

Watch Frans at work on a beach near his home in Santa Cruz, California, as he teaches the essentials of landscape photography in a way that can only be taught in the field. You will explore: 

  • Finding new photographic approaches in familiar settings and scenes
  • Photographing while the light changes – from dark to light
  • What equipment to use for different scenarios and results 
Frans will teach you how to evaluate light and really see how it interacts with your local environment. You’ll learn about the best ways to approach a familiar landscape and find the shots and the light you have not discovered before.

The Art of Seeing: On Location with Frans Lanting will teach you the ingredients for memorable images (subject, vision, composition, light, moment, meaning) and show you how to translate those general concepts into gorgeous outdoor photographs.