Photographer Dominick Tyler delivered a Masterclass on landscape photography with the University of the Creative Arts Epsom Club, which their tutor Christine Loizou described as offering a myriad of ideas and learning opportunities. Dominick began by talking a little about his own work and posing the question: “what is a landscape picture?” He then gave a slideshow history of landscape photography that provided context for the day’s activity to make an image using a nearby location, thinking about form, light and shade, format, point of view and scale.
Dominick also demonstrated the basic functions of an SLR camera and offered some professional tips. After a group brainstorming, the Club members built props and took test shots, then developed their thinking with a group crit. Their final shots showed a great deal of thought and were highly impressive, demonstrating their command of alternative approaches to landscape as well as reflecting their creativity and newly acquired technical skills.