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ALPA Masterclass

A journey into landscape photography


ALPA Masterclass in Zuoz (CH) 28.-30.06.2024 - Share your passion for landscape photography with ALPA Ambassador Julian Calverley

A journey into landscape photography

Julian is drawn to the light quality that autumn and winter bring, repeatedly working at dawn and dusk, experiencing the spirit of a place as the sun rises and sets. Visiting these environments time and time again, often in extreme weather, allows him to witness the elements in all their different states. One element in particular - water, both in liquid and cloud form - features heavily in his compositions.

BTS ALPA Masterclass 2023
Julian often brings the movement of water into his landscape work, harnessing the beauty and motion of mountain rivers, streams, shorelines and skies.

Content of the Masterclass

  • Inspiration
  • Planning
  • The use of light
  • Timing
  • Weather & equipment protection
  • Keeping things simple
  • Equipment choice
  • The use of on camera filters
  • Panoramics
  • Post production and image workflow
  • Post production
  • Printing
*The number of participants is limited to 4-6


  • 'Introduction talk - 'A journey into landscape photography' Julian will talkabout his career as a professional advertising photographer and how this leadto his passion for landscape photography.
  • 'My approach to landscape photography' Julian will discuss his approach tolandscape photography, from both a technical and psychological point of view.This also includes lighting and composition discussion.
  • 'The use of filters' Julian will discuss and illustrate his use of filters.In particular the use of neutral density ND grads.
  • 'Inspiration' Julian talks about the work and non photographic influencesthat have inspired him over the years and talk about the process that lead tohis award winning book 'North Northwest'
  • 'Shooting panoramic landscapes' Julian discusses his approach to panoramicwork, using both the shift and panning methods.
  • 'Post production' Julian discusses his approach, thought process andtechnique to post production.

About Julian Calverley

Julian’s landscape work is held in many private collections around the world, with his latest large format book of Scottish landscapes NORTH NORTHWEST winning both the BBD&P‘Best British Book’ & ‘Book of the Year’ You can find out more here

Julian is one of the UKs top advertising, landscape and locationphotographers with many years experience and countless industry awards. His unique ability to create striking visual identities and memorable campaigns has gained him an outstanding reputation with clients worldwide.

He is also an ambassador for ALPA cameras and leads landscapephotography masterclasses, workshops & tours in many parts of the world.

Delicately balancing his control over light, colour palette and composition, Julian brings a stunning cinematic style to rural and urban landscapes and abold yet natural feel to people and automotive work. Whether using multipleexposure, working with complex composites or capturing everything 'in-camera'his hands-on approach to planning, shooting and post-production enables him toforesee costly errors and time-saving opportunities, while maintaining creativecontrol and direction.

With a personal love for the great outdoors and over three decades ofexperience in professional photography, Julian has become one of the UK’s mostrevered landscape photographers. Hooked from an early age by the breath-takingbeauty of the Scottish Highlands, he has carved out a unique cinematic style oflandscape photography that is instantly recognisable.

To read more about Julian, his photography, books and awards, head to hiswebsite here

This workshop is brought to you by Light + Byte

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Do you have questions, please get in touch with our colleages from Light + Byte:
Tel. +41 43 311 20 30