Enhance your fine art photography through integration of your photographic vision, capture, post-processing and presentation techniques.

Sponsored with a generous gift of Moab’s premiere photographic printing paper, Moab Master photographer Michael Zide, and digital guru Jim Roselli, will offer their expertise and insights on all aspects of photographic image making from digital capture through post production to help you find the keys to making more powerful and expressive landscape photographs.

Giving voice to the landscape is rewarding and challenging. Without depending on human form and facial expression to create feeling or tell story, we need to “read” and interpret the body language of the natural world. Through the use of metaphor and gesture we can give life to the inanimate and weave natural elements together shaping their own narrative and emotional tone.

Curiosity makes us stop and explore. Imagination lets us discover the unexpected. Post-processing and printing brings the raw capture to life. In a supportive class environment, you will share your work and discuss your decision making as Michael adds insight, encouragement and constructive critique. By examining each step in the process, we can learn to better match our creative impulses with our aesthetic and emotional intentions.

Look forward to getting up early, making wonderful photographs and exchanging ideas.  We hope to see you in July!



Michael Zide

In the world of black and white landscape photography, Michael Zide has a most selective eye.  He possesses that rare quality of artful seeing, bringing his sensitivity to gesture and mood to every image.  Sensual and tactile, his work elicits a visceral response.

Over the past 30 years, he has created a body of work that has been featured both internationally and in galleries from New York City to Los Angeles. Portfolios of his landscape photography have appeared in magazines such as Silvershotz, Black and White, Today’s Photographer,  Fotomagazin and Photo/Design, while manufacturers of the finest digital coffee table books such as Graphistudios continue to use collections of his work to show off the lush tones of their printing process.  His photography has also been used to advertise Schneider large format lenses,  Sinar Bron large format view cameras, Mitsubishi photographic printing papers, Polaroid Corporation instant imaging, Millers Imaging, and MPix digital printing services.

His landscape photographs from Martha’s Vineyard Island, Western Massachusetts and the Southwest are in private, corporate, and museum collections.

Selected as a Master of Moab fine art imaging,  Michael’s work is printed on Moab fine art printing papers and exhibited at industry shows and galleries here and abroad.  Sponsored by Manfrotto, (formally Bogen Imaging),  Michael speaks about his unique vision at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, The Event Space (B&H Photo) and other venues.

He divides his time between teaching at the Hallmark School of Photography, running workshops, mentoring and  speaking about  the art of landscape photography.

Here is a link to a short video  of Michael discussing his work:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7-BycBxELg

Course Dates

Jul 2 to Jul 8



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