Photographing the Landscape: Explorations on the Outer Cape
“Happy are those who see beautiful things in unassuming places where others see nothing. Everything is beautiful, what matters is to know how to interpret it. “ -Camille Pissarro, 1893.
This class offers an opportunity to explore and photograph the diverse landscape of Outer Cape Cod. As we take trips to some of the wilder and overlooked areas of the Cape, we will consider different methods of capturing natural sites with the camera. Through a variety of different activities — experimenting with depth of field and long exposures, composition, lighting, and assemblage — we will discuss how the camera can be operated and manipulated to create innovative images of the landscape.
Please bring a digital camera. A laptop and tripod would also be very useful. Most classes will involve time spent outdoors. Make sure to have comfortable clothes and shoes for walking through different environments, including sands, marshes, or woods. As part of your materials fee, you will be given ten sheets of photo paper for making prints. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center for $1 per sheet.
Adam Davies received an EdM from Harvard University and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has held residencies at Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Chinati Foundation, Jentel, and the Edward Albee Foundation. He was honored as Outstanding Emerging Artist at the Washington DC 30th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards and is the recipient of the 2015 Clarence John Laughlin Award. He is currently an artist in residence at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.