At the core of the ElectricLandscape concept are six 'workflows':
- Camera control
- Image organisation
- Image editing
- Printer control
- Mounting and framing
The term workflow means adopting a logical approach to the many decisions a photographer needs to make. Modern digital devices like cameras and printers come with an ever-increasing array of controls: it's hard to know which ones we need to worry about, and in which order to adjust them.
What’s needed is a logical and understandable workflow which the photographer can quickly get familiar with.
The good news is that having a structured workflow doesn’t imply having a long checklist at every point. In fact it will nearly always simplify things by identifying which elements can be ignored or postponed.
For instance there are opportunities to 'sharpen' a photo in the camera, during the procedure of importing it to the computer, in the image manipulation program and in the printing stage. But selecting the option whenever it pops up in the hope that it will result in a pin-sharp print just doesn’t work. You’ll learn what 'sharpening' actually does, when it make sense to sharpen an image, and how to control it.
The approach isn’t just 'chalk and talk'. You’ll spend a significant part of the time practising what you learn, and take one or more of your images through the whole process, ending up with a framed photograph.
By the end of a three-day or four-day course you’ll have done everything, from composing the photograph to sealing the picture frame.
It’s hard work. But it’s very