In the Landscape
In the Landscape In the Landscape


This course runs over three consecutive Saturdays

Join experienced artist Kurt Sorensen for this practical course exploring the technical theories and creative approaches to photographing in the landscape.

Drawing on the work of photographers such as Ansel Adams and Sally Mann, participants will focus on expanding their understanding of landscape photography to learn about concept development and composition, and how images relate as part of a series.

Over 3 days participants will develop an understanding of lighting conditions including shooting in low light and implications for exposure. The first day will introduce participants to a number of approaches and techniques for developing a cohesive series. The second session will have participants explore creative approaches and apply their new-found skills in the majestic backdrop of the Blue Mountains including shooting on both digital and analogue formats, with the final session will consisting of a review and discussion of the outcomes from this shoot and areas for further improvement.

This course is for those looking for creative approaches to photographing in the landscape and are eager to experiment and develop their own visual language.


Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Camera Craft 2, or relevant experience
  • Bring your own DSLR or Mirrorless (MILC) camera (charged batteries and memory card). If you are unsure please search your camera brand and model for clarification.
  • Note book and pen

Session dates

Session 1: Saturday 8 September from 10am - 1pm
Session 2: Saturday 15 September from 7am - 2pm (Blue Mountains visit)
Session 3: Saturday 22 September from 10am - 1pm


Tutorial Room 3
Building 22
National Art School
Forbes St & Burton St
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

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*Please note this course has one session in the blue mountains details to follow.


1. Kurt Sorensen, I get some terrible frights here. Courtesy and © the artist.
2. Kurt Sorensen, The Truon River 1872 #1. Courtesy and © the artist.