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Shooting Landscape: Scout, Plan, Capture the Light

Leanne Hansen


The colors of pre-dawn change from minute to minute, grey to pinks to blues. At sunset and dusk they change again. Leanne will share her love of landscape photography and the nature of light during these magic hours. She will also share how to plan and scope a landscape for a photoshoot - how to make sure you are ready to capture the fleeting light as it appears.  After a review of images, light, colors and technique Leanne will trek up the Westerbeke hill with to scout and plan a photoshoot. 

You will learn the progress of natural light during early morning and late evening, and to prepare and scout for a photo shoot Hands on work will include scouting trip at West side of Westerbeke ranch - preparing for a sunrise. Bring to class your camera, tripod. Optional application of Photographer's Ephemeris installed on your smartphone.


About Leanne Hansen

Leanne has been shooting with a little film camera since middle school. She has recently moved to Montana where she captures early morning light in the big sky state. Leanne works as a commercial and fine art photographer in both Montana and her part-time home in Marin County, CA. She has participated in numerous group shows at The Image Flow, the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, and Marin Open Studios, has been published in the Bay Area Where Guestbook and Edible Marin and Wine Country, and her fine art prints are included in private and corporate collections across the country. Leanne teaches a variety of classes in expressive photography: "The Language of Light for Photographers," "Still Life Photography," and "Motion Blur & Long Exposure for Expressive Images."  At camp Leanne will lead a pre-dawn photo session, her favorite time of day. 

Earlier Event: April 20
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