Intimate Landscape Photography Workshop

1-Day Workshop

Intimate Landscape Photography
1 Day Workshop
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The intimate landscape is defined by a smaller section of the landscape, often below the horizon line.  Elements of Nature are combined and composed in a way which highlight the subject and eliminate distracting elements surrounding the subject.  This is much more difficult than it sounds!  This workshop will build your skills to create more meaningful intimate landscape photographs.

All photography skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced.  You’ll receive 1:1 professional instruction along with time to practice for yourself.  This workshop is NOT a tour by any means, it’s a focused workshop to learn and have fun!

E-books by Eric erlenbusch and EE Visual of Zion National Park
Black and white image of a waterfall and clouds in Zion National Park with a lone tree on the left, waterfall on the right. Photo by Eric Erlenbusch
The Details

Intimate Landscape Photography
1-Day Workshop

Intimate Landscape Photography is all about the smaller details of a larger scene.  It’s about isolating a subject, using strong compositional awareness and is a rewarding way to photograph Nature and the landscape.

Over the course of the day we’ll visit several locations to provide different learning opportunities.  Locations aren’t the focus of this workshop but I can assure you we’ll visit beautiful places.  We’re aiming to practice locating, composing and creating intimate landscapes in this focused workshop.

  • Minimal hiking  is required for most locations.
  • Hiking is customized for your abilities.
  • You must be able to carry and transport all of your own photography gear.  We’re able to help within reason.  If you need assistance, please arrange this with us prior to booking.
  • Anytime.  Intimate landscape photography is a response to Nature in whatever condition is present. Whenever your here is the best time:)
  • Camera Body (Digital or Film)
  • Various lenses. We generally use anything from an ultra wide-angle to medium telephoto. Rarely do we ever need anything wider than 14mm.  Please contact me with any questions ahead of our scheduled day.
  • Tripod (highly recommended)
  • Extra Batteries/charger.
  • Circular Polarizer*
  • Graduated Neutral Density filters*
  • Extra memory cards/film (you’ll use them, guaranteed!)
  • Hiking shoes/boots. We don’t recommend sandals or flip flops due to the rugged terrain.
  • Sunscreen/water/snacks
  • Extra layers. It can be cold at sunrise and sunset, even in the summer!
  • No Food is provided, we’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Artist Series Workshops are fully prepaid when booking.
  • Cancellations 60 days or more from the workshop date will receive a full refund minus a $300 non-refundable deposit.
  • Cancellations within 60 days of the workshop date are non-refundable. You may apply paid monies towards a different workshop based upon availability. Custom Workshops are available so we’ll work with you in the event you need to cancel within the 60 days of a workshop date.
  • Please note “days” are full calendar days.

What is an intimate landscape photograph?

“…through this photographic eye you will be able to look out on a new light-world, a world for the most part uncharted and unexplored, a world that lies waiting to be discovered and revealed.” 

~ Edward Weston ~

Intimate Landscape Photography is all about looking beyond the grander landscape and honing in on the elements of Nature on a smaller scale.  It’s not macro photography as scale is somewhat irrelevant.  It is all about the elimination of distractions and composing an element in a poetic way.  This approach is slow and takes careful attention when composing.  The challenge is to find such scenes in the first place which we’ll explore throughout this workshop.

Intimate Landscapes are images that work well for storytelling, fine art prints and a representation of the artist’s connection to Nature.  The grand landscape relies on large-scale conditions while the intimate landscape relies on the same conditions and more.  In this workshop we’ll learn various techniques to locating such scenes, methods for composing the image and review which elements to eliminate.  I specialize in this type of photography and it’s one of my favorites to teach others.  Join me to see why:)


Workshop Focus

Intimate Landscape Photography
1 Day Workshop

Intimate Landscape photography workshop. Trees in snow and fog on Angels landing in Zion national park.
Intimate landscape photography workshop in Joshua tree national park.


Intimate Landscape Photography
1 Day Workshop

Light to moderate hiking only. Hiking a short distance generally offers the best exploration and subjects.  For those wishing to hike more, this workshop can be customized to include as much hiking as you want.

Meeting details and itinerary will be sent upon confirming your Intimate Landscape Photography Workshop.

Fine Art Photography by Eric erlenbusch on a photography workshop.
Coyote Buttes South near the Wave in Southern Utah. Fine Art Prints and wall art.
intimate landscape photography workshop and slow photography movement with small grass in sunlight.
Bryce Canyon photo tour with Eric erlenbusch and eevisual or horizon photo tours .


Intimate Landscape Photography
1 Day Workshop

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