Masterclasses at CCP


Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November 2014
Please call CCP on 03 9417 1549 to make your booking.

This two day Masterclass explores contemporary landscape photographic practice from three perspectives:
   — Pre and post capture equipment and technique
   — Field work, workflow, and style
   — History, critique, and review
Various contemporary approaches to landscape photography are engaged, from the representational to the picturesque, including mythical landscapes, poetic landscapes, politicised landscapes, commercial landscapes, and manufactured or altered landscapes. The overall aim is to ensure the individual is expertly informed, and to dramatically improve their practice, especially their technique, process, presentation and analysis.

Specific topics include:

What is in the camera bag
Lens selection and perspective control
Sensor format - medium vs full frame 35mm
Weight and portability
Tripods - testing stability, ball heads vs geared heads
Filters - pre production vs post production
Panorama equipment - GigaPan vs Really RIght Stuff

Working in the field
Seeing the light - feeling the moment
Perspective and where to stand
Measuring and evaluating light and dynamic range
Water proofing cameras and cleaning lenses and sensors
Setting up a pano-head and capturing multiple images
Focus and exposure stacking techniques

Landscape into Art
A brief history of Land represented as Landscape
Pictorial design - how pictures function
Cultural design - how pictures think
Photographing Things
Photographing Feelings
Artist statements and contextual essays

Processing and Editing
Backing up, cataloguing and processing in the field
Focus Stacking - controlling depth of field
Exposure Stacking - controlling dynamic range
Compositing images and how to drop-in skies
Luminosity selections, highlight bump masks, shadow luminosity masks
Increasing presence, depth and dimensionality

The Masterclass runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm each day, and includes generous breaks for individual questions and answers. The main workshop is presented through discussion, demonstration, critical analysis, case studies and practical applications. The Masterclass also includes an optional 20 minute folio review (or individual consultation) that can be booked for Monday 17 November, if desired. The folio reviews/consultations will be held at the CCP also starting from 10.00am.


$495 CCP member
$545 non-member

Dates and Time

Session 1: Sunday 15 November, 10am—4.30pm
Session 2: Sunday 16 November, 10am—4.30pm
Session 3: Monday 17 November. Optional 20 minute folio review (or individual consultation) by appointment.


Maximum class size of 15. Book soon to secure a place.
Please call CCP on 03 9417 1549 to make your booking.


CCP's Visy Education Space Epson EH-TW 3500 projector provided by Kayell Australia.

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