$37.00 USD

Josh Cripps - "Stop Being a 1-Dimensional Photographer!" and “Telephoto Landscapes” (2 sessions)

Get two of Josh Cripps' session in this offer, including ""Stop Being an 1-Dimensional Photographer!" and "7 Secrets of Outstanding Telephoto Landscapes."

"Stop Being an 1-Dimensional Photographer!"

In many ways modern landscape photography has become all about the Trophy Shot. An endless contest to see who can visit the most epic locations under the most epic conditions, in order to shoot the most epic photos. While this can be fun, ultimately it has its problems, such as reducing a place's value to solely how beautiful it is. Not to mention putting too much pressure on whether or not you come home with a specific photo, instead of the process of exploring and creating freely. In this presentation, Josh will speak about how to move away from 1-dimensional trophy shooting and onto a more satisfying, multi-layered approach that allows you to build meaning and deep personal connection with your subject. You will learn the incredible value of taking on personal photo projects, as well as the 6 types of photos you need to fully illustrate any meaningful story you wish to tell.

"7 Secrets of Outstanding Telephoto Landscapes"

Ask a random photographer what lens to use for landscape photography and 90% of the time you will be told "a wide angle, duh!!" Wide angles and landscapes are so closely connected it sometimes feels like "thou shalt use a wide angle" is a commandment handed down from the landscape photography gods. Josh believes the best lens for landscapes is the telephoto! What?! Heresy!! I know, I know...

You see, photography is all about telling visual stories. And every complete story needs to do at least three things:

Establish the environment.

Provide storytelling moments that showcase what unique things happen at a place.

Show intimate details about the subjects/places/things in your story to help your viewers understand the place more deeply.

Telephoto lenses can do all of these things, and they are particularly effective at numbers 2 & 3. Which means that telephoto lenses allow you to be a clearer, more personally expressive storyteller, since the specific moments and details you notice are very likely to be unique to you and you alone.

However, when the rubber hits the road, shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is extremely challenging. There are compositional challenges, technical challenges, and visualization challenges, just to name a few. But not to fear. In this talk I will cover 7 secrets that will allow you to harness the power of your telephoto lens in order to tell more effective visual stories and become a more complete photographer.