Composing the Landscape: An Introduction to Landscape Photography

ARTS 101 (Flagship course equivalency = AR)
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Two start dates:

May 4 – 24
July 13 – August 16

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Continuing Education Units

4.5 CEUs

David Welch

Instructor of Photography

An Introduction to Landscape Photography Overview

Students will learn the various forms of landscape photography, look at its history and examine the work of past and contemporary masters.

Unity College Flagship equivalency = AR equivalency. Current Unity College Students should enroll for classes through their student portal. Go to: > CAMS Student Portal > and choose the term date 2020-SU2A-5W. 

All of us can recall seeing a really great landscape photo and having our reaction be wow! Landscape photography shows the world from vast to microscopic and captures the presence of nature. Here is your chance to learn about landscape photography.

In this course you will:

  • Learn the various forms of landscape photography.
  • Look at its history.
  • Examine the work of past and present artists.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Become proficient at taking landscape photos.
  • Create a portfolio of your best images.
  • Implement tips and tricks to create better photos.

3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: None

Instructor: David Welch

David Welch is a fine art and commercial photographer based on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. His conceptual work focuses on social issues, using large-format photography richly influenced by art history, economic theory, and consumer societies. His project Material World has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and abroad. David was named one of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward winners for 2012 and in 2011 he was selected as one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass top 50 photographers. David is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned his MFA in photography. He lives on the island with his wife Trina and children Camden & Declan. Visit his website.


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May 4 - May 24

May 25 - June 28

July 13 - August 16