SPRING 2020: My Landscape Class at City College


As many of you know I officially retired at the end of Spring Semester 2019.  But I confess I miss teaching a lot.  So in accordance with the union and retirement rules, after a separation of a semester I can return and teach what is called “Pro-rata” which is a very limited approach.  For Spring Semester, 2020 I’ve been asked to bring back the Landscape Class (Photo 245).

This is a course that includes field trips and material exploring the world of landscape photography (which includes most “…scape” genres including seascapes and urban landscapes, etc.)  including such topics as:

  • How to plan and budget for a landscape/location based photo trek
  • Making revenue from your landscape/fine art photographs
  • Surviving emergencies when out in the wild shooting your landscapes
  • Examples of iconic landscape photographers and how they approached their  work and turned it into some or all

The class will be using a “team teaching” approach. Since this is such a broad topic we’ve incorporated some specialized expertise.

We’ll likely do at least two weekend overnight field trips.  One 3-day (Friday-Sunday) will be to Owens Valley to see and photograph the famous Alabama Hills, the waterfall at Whitney Portal, and include some night sky photography.  The other field trip will be to the beautiful Yosemite National Park.  That will be a 4-day trek.  To help you plan for them I’ll give details early in the class.  You will want to go on at least one of them although in the past most students have wanted to go on both.

Photo 245 Details
3:30 – 6:40 PM
Semester starts February 3, 2020 through June 4

I hope to see you all then!!!

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