DATES: July 25, 2015 / 7am – 4pm
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: Spend a dynamic day photographing some of the most scenic landscapes in the Rocky Mountains: sites near Aspen and Snowmass with mountain views, sparkling streams, a multitude of wildflowers and 100-year-old artifacts from bygone mining days. This “photographer’s dream tour” reveals many possibilities that may be revisited later with in-depth visual exploration.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use digital cameras and participate in on-site critiques and group discussions on high dynamic range techniques, black-and-white conversion, lens filters and identifying best times of day for working on-site.
ACTIVITIES: We learn about the historical and scenic significance of each location and the instructor works with each student throughout the day. We spend at least an hour at each site, with driving and hiking times kept to a minimum.
FACULTY: Roddy MacInnes is Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Denver. After leaving Scotland at age 15, he has worked as a merchant seaman, a fur trader, a bush pilot and a minerals prospector. He considers himself to be an autobiographical photographer, and in that capacity has been documenting his life through photography for over forty-eight years. He received a MFA in photography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His work explores the relationship between photography and the construction of identity.