Joseph Gamble is a fine art photographer and professor of photography in the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. He holds an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art Design and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College. Joseph’s work hangs in several private collections and has been exhibited at the SNAP Orlando Photography Festival, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the Mariani Gallery at the University of Northern Colorado, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery and was recently featured in Denver’s Month of Photography.
A unique sub-genre of contemporary landscape is the panoramic, a rectangular frame honed from the natural world. Making use of the dramatic coastal vistas and scenery around the Maine Media Workshops campus, this course promises a total immersion into panoramic landscape photography.
You will examine the historical role of panoramic landscape photography as a survey tool and discuss its relevance to fine art shooting in both digital and film-based contexts. Daily field trips to natural settings provide ideal settings for group and self-directed shooting. Critique sessions and discussion are designed to enhance a student’s ability to see panoramic possibilities in their daily shooting.
You will use the iPhone as a sketching tool before committing to the creation of panoramic landscapes with DSLR cameras and Adobe Lightroom. Tripods and cable releases are essential for this class. Post-processing will also explore Photoshop Photomerge, Gigapan Stitch and PT Gui as tools for the publication of high resolution, interactive web-based panoramic galleries. Final print output along with strategies for framing and wall mounting are also addressed.