Guided by Daniel Kraus, explore the art of photographing natural and social landscapes, exploring how landscape and various photographic themes unveil deep histories and captivating human stories.
Jul 8, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1395
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10
Can landscape photography, alone, tell the whole history of a place? How can photography help us understand a place and its people?
Guided by Daniel Kraus, in this week-long photography workshop, students will learn how to holistically capture the story of a place and its people. Students should expect to ask questions, follow their curiosity, and investigate their selected location with their cameras.
In consultation with the instructor and active discussion with classmates, students will craft their ideas to make more compelling photographs and understand how landscape and additional photographic themes can show the deep history and fascinating human stories embedded within. The class will draw inspiration and strategies from contemporary photographers and photographic history.
The tangible result of the workshop will be a digital portfolio of 10 – 15 images that visualize the history and contemporary complexities of a selected place. The enduring outcome will be the development of a photographic practice that students can use on future creative projects that help them understand places, others, and the world around them.
Students should arrive to class with basic photography skills and feel confident with their cameras and settings. Personal laptops are required for this course and students should have prior experience processing images in their preferred software (Adobe Lightroom is preferred).
Before the start of the workshop, students should do preliminary research and, if possible, make contact with key individuals associated with their idea (ie: local farmer, lobsterman, business owner, community leader, etc.) Daniel will be in touch with each participant 3-weeks prior to the class start date to check-in and ask about possible interests and offer suggestions.
All images copyright Daniel Kraus.
Instructor: Daniel Kraus
Daniel Seth Kraus‘s work blends historical research with photographic practice to deepen our understanding of people and places. Currently his research investigates the intersection of faith and work in the American South. He earned a MFA in photography at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and also holds a BFA and BA from the University of North Florida. His work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Fraction, SeeSaw, Oxford American, and Aint-Bad.