Intro to Landscape Photography
In this course students will learn the basics of landscape photography by getting a dose of art history, a discussion about the fundamentals of composition and info on some technical details and challenges. We’ll talk about pre-planning your photos and the different effects you might be interested in undertaking like capturing a sunrise or sunset, astrophotography, night cityscapes and light trails. We’ll finish off with a raw processing demo in Luminar 4 to explore the effects of raw processing on an underexposed photo of the Milky Way Galaxy.
As this is a beginners course you should expect to not be overwhelmed with technical details and instead be given a solid educational foundation on what landscape photography communicates. Many courses will explain the tools and send you on your way, but we’re going to discuss creating art through your photography and thinking a about your shot rather than overloading you with technical jargon.
Pre-requisite: It’s expected that students will understand the basics of their camera and how to achieve a proper exposure. If you’re unsure of yourself in this area it’s recommended that you try “Camera Basics” first, or purchase the full Intro to Digital Photo course.
BONUS: Includes an interview with urban landscape photographer Malcolm Webb and the Intro to Black and White module to get you up to speed on shooting and processing a black and white image which make for great landscapes!