New to photography? Stuck in “Auto” mode? Maybe you just can’t seem to get your pictures to look right? Come join professional photographer Andrew Pielage for his Introduction to Photography Workshop. Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Taliesin and the surrounding estate will be the backdrop for the weekend photographic journey. During the session, you will learn the tools you need to take control of your camera, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Learning the rules of composition and consideration of light and shadow will help participants continue to grow in their creativity and skill at photography.
The Taliesin buildings and rolling hills of the 800-acre estate will be your backdrop for a weekend of iconic architecture and photography. The workshop will begin with an evening tour of Wright’s home, including a meet and greet with the instructor. Begin your artistic exploration at sunrise, with time built in to take sunset photos as well.
Dive deeper into understanding changing light, how to properly scout a location and how to shoot architecture with any lens. The workshop will also include an introduction to the powerful editing software of Adobe Lightroom, and peer photo critiques.
Attendees provide their own fully manual camera/lenses, tripod, flashlight or headlamp, and good walking shoes.
What past participants have to say:
All workshops include overnight accommodations at Taliesin —the first time this has ever been offered to the public. Join us for this bucket list opportunity and become part of our community for a weekend. Private rooms on the estate are charming and comfortable. Each one comes with a unique view of the Taliesin estate, and none of them include a color television. Your time spent here will be disconnecting to reconnect with ideas, nature, and this sense of place.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 5:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. (light breakfast & lunch served)
Sunday: 5:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (light breakfast & lunch served)
COVID-19 health and safety protocols meeting or exceeding local, state, and federal guidelines will be followed throughout the weekend. Specific COVID-19 protocols will be communicated to participants closer to the workshop. All participants must provide proof of vaccination and/or a negative PCR test 72 hours in advance of their stay. Participants must also be symptom-free to participate.
Should a resurgence of COVID-19 make in-person gatherings once again unsafe, Taliesin Preservation reserves the right to cancel the event out of an abundance of caution. In the unfortunate event this occurs, guests will be notified in advance and offered a full refund to the original payment method.
Andrew Pielage is an internationally published architecture and travel photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Born to an adventurous mother and a geologist father, his childhood was spent exploring the dusty backroads of the American Southwest. This constant desert travel rooted his artistic soul in landscape photography. In his hometown, Pielage discovered the beautiful relationship of landscape and design in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright-inspired his passion for this relationship and his mission to photograph all of Wright’s remaining designs. With over 20 years of experience, including international ad campaigns and publications, television features, exhibitions and workshops, Pielage continues to do what he loves: capture the soul of his subjects and inspire imagination through photography and education. See his work: www.apizm.com
2019 Photography Workshop