Course Breakdown: 5 Modules for Stunning Landscape Shots (Value $535)
Module 1: Gear - Take Professional Photos with Basic Gear
Experienced photographers don’t fuss over gear. Not because they have more of it, but because they know how to use it.
Before you can master exposure and composition, you must first understand how your gear works.
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- How to use any camera for landscape photography
- How to steady your camera for super sharp photos
- My toolkit of inexpensive accessories to keep my gear clean and dry
- A common misconception for focal length that’s holding you back (I defy this daily)
- Which lenses will take the sharpest photos
- How to balance your exposure using graduated filters (no more harsh contrasts)
- Why polarising filters make your colours ‘pop’
- Three different tripods for every budget and shooting situation
Module 2: Exposure - Simple Settings for Stunning Landscapes
We keep things as simple as possible and avoid confusing jargon. Instead of using terms like hyperfocal distance… we simply tell you where to focus.
It’s frustrating having to take several pictures to find the correct exposure. And it can be tempting to resort to ‘bracketing’ so that you can fix it later. But this isn’t the answer.
Instead, we cover:
- Why you should prioritise the aperture in (almost) every exposure
- The simplest way to get perfectly sharp landscapes
- Common reasons amateur photographers take soft photos (and how to avoid them)
- How to tastefully capture motion blur of flowing rivers and blowing trees
- An easy way to understand exposure with the exposure triangle
- The only reliable way to tell if your photo is over or underexposed (using a hidden camera feature)
- Common settings every photographer should use (for example, if you’re not already shooting in raw, you’ll be amazed by the difference in image quality)
- The best way to capture accurate colours (or, how to change the colour creatively)
- The two metering modes we use (and the ones we never bother with)
Module 3: Location Scouting - Find Amazing Locations Close to Home
Not everyone can travel 1000’s of miles to exotic places. Which is why it’s important to know how to find landscapes close to home.
We all know one or two local photographers who have stunning photos of the local area. So what do they do differently?
That's what we cover in this module:
- How to location scout from home (in 10 minutes or less)
- Common tools (like Google’s reverse image search) for finding where amazing photos were taken
- Exactly when to visit a location you’ve discovered (based on the weather and time of year)
- Why it’s important to revisit locations at different times of the year
- The best way to predict the weather and light for each shoot
- What to do when you discover amazing locations by chance (but the timing is wrong)
- How to pack your bag so you’re prepared for any shooting situation
- My favourite app for planning landscape photography (it makes life a lot easier!)
Module 4: Composition - 9 Rules to Transform Your Landscapes
Knowing the technical side of photography is one thing, but composing it beautifully is a whole new challenge.
Even using something as simple as the rule of thirds can add depth, interest, and an interesting balance between the foreground and the background.
In “Simply Stunning Landscapes”, we’ve dedicated an entire section to help you get started with composition.
We go into detail on how to…
- Add depth and interest to your photos with the Rule of Thirds
- Direct your viewers’ attention using Leading Lines
- Frame your scene you add context, depth, and scale
- Find striking examples of perfect balance, using Symmetry
- Include Dynamic Tension to encourage your viewer to explore the whole scene
- Prioritise the most important part of your frame using Horizon Placement
- Create pleasing and harmonious, or unfinished and unresolved photos… using Balance and Visual Weight
- Align key features of your frame to stand out with Golden Triangles
- Draw your viewers into the frame by adding Foreground Interest and Depth
Module 5: Techniques - Your New Landscape Skills in Action
Once you’ve mastered the basics of landscape photography, it’s time to start shooting.
By following the simple videos in this module, you’ll soon be able to:
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- Capture breathtaking sunrises that leave your friends in awe
- Know exactly how to capture perfect sunsets with bright pink skies
- Use your drone to take your photography to new heights (if you’ll excuse the pun)
- Stitch multiple photos together for a fresh perspective with panoramas
- Choose between wide-angle and telephoto lenses in every shooting scenario
- Capture mesmerising reflections and lakes for unique landscapes
- Use long exposures to capture flowing waterfalls and blowing winds
What else is included?
New Bonus: The Landscape Photography Checklist (Value $49)
The best landscape photographs are taken after planning and preparation. That’s what separates it from most other forms of photography.
And there can be a lot to think about. From packing your gear to planning the shoot around the weather and time of day.
That’s why we’ve worked with our designer to make this simple checklist, to ensure you never miss anything.
Simply print it off at home, and use it to help you capture stunning landscape photographs.
Bonus #1 - Picturesque Panoramas (Value $169)
We’re including an unreleased 1hr 20min course (only available here) on panorama photography.
Shot with a co-instructor Casey Kiernan (who you may know from Milky Way Mastery and Effortless Editing with Lightroom), we walk you through the process to capture fresh perspectives with stunning panoramas.
The 19 videos in “Picturesque Panoramas” show you:
- How to capture a panorama with any focal length (it doesn’t have to be wide-angle)
- Tips on how to set up your tripod for the best results
- Which shooting mode to use to ensure the same exposure in every shot
- Why we always use manual focus instead of autofocus
- The best way to stitch your photos together using Lightroom or Photoshop (or even your phone)
- A strange technique to create miniature globes from your panoramas
Bonus #2 - 5 Landscape Case Studies (Value $99)
Have you ever seen a stunning photograph and wondered how it was captured?
Photographers rarely reveal the secrets behind their best photos, which is why students have always loved my case studies. They allow you to get into the mind of a photographer, to see how they think, and follow their instincts.
While shooting this course, we selected five different locations to shoot as case studies.
From sunrises and sunsets, to waterfalls and rivers… these five bonus videos show you how I set up my gear, choose my settings, and compose my scenes… from start to finish.
Bonus #3 - Sell Your Art (Value $49)
Have you ever wanted to make money from your photography?
In this video bonus, I walk you through the strategies I used to get my photography sold in galleries.
“Sell Your Art” shows you:
- The outreach email I used to get my art featured in galleries (you can use this too)
- How to present your portfolio without overwhelming gallery owners
- Exactly what gallery owners are looking for in photography (and what they don’t want to see)
- How to price your photography
- Alternative places to have your photography featured (don’t just rely on galleries alone)
Here’s The Amazing Deal We’ve Put Together
A private photography tutor can demand over $100 an hour to teach the same knowledge we cover in this course.
With “Simply Stunning Landscapes”, we solve all of these problems, plus:
- We show you how to shoot in dozens of locations (not just 2 or 3)
- You can learn at your own pace, and on your own schedule (with our succinct videos)
- Each concept is covered in a single video, making it easier to absorb the information
- The course is always available online (and downloadable to your devices) so you can view the content anytime you like
- My teaching style makes it feel as if you have a tutor sitting by your side, helping to correct your mistakes before you even make them
A workshop of this caliber could easily cost $1,499 (and that’s excluding the $366 in bonuses).
But you won’t be paying anything close to that… because we want to make landscape photography accessible to everyone.