Landscape photography is one of the most challenging genres and disciplines to learn, and the costs of getting it wrong can be disappointing, especially if you only get one chance to visit a location.
You will rarely be in the perfect spot, with the perfect conditions and the perfect selection of gear – but this course will help you learn how to get the most perfect shot you can by ‘stealing’ our instructor’s ‘tricks of the trade’ learned taking photos for the National Park Service of Australia.
Our instructor’s day to day “job” (if you’d call it that), has him out taking shots of the beautiful Australian wilderness for The National Park Service.
He has shot and edited tens of thousands of landscape and nature images.
That’s why we invited Johny Spencer to create this course with us, to help address the key concern we hear from our readers about landscape photography – not getting the shot.
Johny is paid to get the perfect shot every time in his job.
He has learned every trick under the Australian sun to make sure he gets great results, and he’s passed this on so you can do the same.
In this course you’ll take a 4 hour video journey with Johny from the studio to the great Aussie outdoors, where he’ll teach you everything you need to know to shoot and edit landscapes and nature like a pro.
What to Expect . . .
Landscape & Nature Photography Course
Every landscape course is going to teach you about planning, gear selection, composition and lighting – at least we hope so – but this one does that and more.
We’ve created a course that will leave you feeling inspired, entertained and confident in what you learned.
Why do a boring landscapes course when you can travel through the great outdoors of Australia with a character like Johny?
The scenery is stunning and Johny’s fun and relaxed approach means no boring tutorials that you skip through on double speed.
Kick off your photography adventure with 9 practical lessons that will help you get set up and get the best out of your camera in the field.
Everything from research and planning, through to the equipment, shooting modes, camera settings and focus functions you’ll use to capture landscapes and nature.
Now you’re ready to go on a virtual journey with Johny!
Experience an over the shoulder lesson as you both venture into the Australian outdoors.
There are 10 fieldwork case studies – each covering a different kind of shot, covering scenes like waterfalls, seascapes and forests, to techniques such as long exposure, macro focus stacking and reflections.
“BACK IN THE STUDIO”
BACK TO THE STUDIO FOR POST-PROCESSING
After each field lesson you’ll get to head back to the studio with Johny and watch over his shoulder as he walks you through his exact Lightroom post-processing workflow. The RAW files are provided with each lesson so you can practice his exact steps.
Unrestricted Access to Course Modules
One of the launch bonuses gives you two months free access to Johny’s online community, so make sure you take advantage of that. However, you can take as long as you like to digest the materials in the course.
Module 1 – Welcome to The Complete Landscape & Nature Photography Course
Get acquainted with Johny Spencer…. welcome aboard!
Module 2 – Researching & Planning
Why research and planning is so essential for your Landscape and Nature Photography. Tips for finding great places to photograph including apps to help you find the best light direction based on the time of day and location.
Module 3 – Light
Learn about the different types of light, light direction and the best times to use them.
Module 4 – Composition
The basics of composition, the rules and when to break them.
Module 5 – Equipment
The essential equipment for Landscape photography. What sort of camera should you use? What lenses will help you get take the best landscape shots? Is one camera better than another?
Module 6 – Using Filters
The different types of filters and which ones you should have in your camera bag to enhance your landscape photography.
Module 7 – Exposure
Tips on how to get the perfect exposure for landscape photography every time including the “exposure triangle”.
Module 8 – Shooting Modes
The best shooting modes for Landscape photography; when to use aperture priority, shutter priority, auto ISO & manual mode.
Module 9 – Camera Settings
Other useful to know camera settings such as RAW vs JPEG, what’s so great about “live view”, white balance, exposure compensation and more.
Module 10 – Tack Sharp Focus
How to take tack sharp landscape photos. Using the different focus functions and modes on your camera.
Module 11 – In the Field – Capturing Details
Why it’s great to have a telephoto lense in your kit and how to capturing the details in your landscapes with it.
Module 12 – Capturing Details Post Processing
In this lesson, we’ll continue with our use of flash. This lesson is full of additional tips for helping you control the output of the flash and ensure you get the exposure you are looking for.
Module 13 – In the Field – Forest Composition
What to look for when you you reach the forest spot you want to photograph.
Module 14 – Forest Composition – Post Processing
Look over Johny’s shoulder as he uses both simple and advanced techniques in Adobe Lightroom to make his forest photos look even more amazing.
Module 15 – In the Field – Long Exposure
How to take amazing long exposure shots.
Module 16 – Long Exposure + Black and White – Post Processing
Look over Johny’s shoulder as he uses both simple and advanced techniques in Adobe Lightroom to convert his long exposure photos into amazing Black & White compositions.
Module 17 – In the Field – Macro Focus Stacking
The best setup for shooting macro shots in the field
Module 18 – Macro Focus Stacking – Post Processing
How to stack your macro image for maximum focus and detail.
Module 19 – In the Field – Panoramas
Johny takes you to a beautiful desert location to show you how to take great panorama shots including setting up your tripod, camera, exposure and composition
Module 20 – Panoramas – Post Processing
How to stitch your panorama shots together in Lightroom. Learn Johny’s workflow for stitching and perfecting panorama shots.
Module 21 – In the Field – Reflections and the Human Element
Take a trip to the beach where you’ll learn how to compose and shoot beautiful reflection shots.
Module 22 – Reflections – Post Processing
Another amazing over-the-shoulder look at how a professional perfects an image in Adobe Lightroom.
Module 23 – In the Field – Sand Dunes
Practical tips for light and composition with this beautiful sand dunes lesson.
Module 24 – Sand Dunes – Post Processing
Getting the most from light and RAW detail when processing in Lightroom
Module 25 – In the Field – Seascapes & HDR
Learn how to use HDR to get the most detail out of an image, particularly when you’re shooting towards the sun.
Module 26 – Seascapes & HDR – Post Processing
Pulling your shots together in Adobe Lightroom to reveal the maximum detail from your HDR photos.
Module 27 – In the Field – Photographing Wildlife
Practical tips for shooting wildlife while out in the field.
Module 28 – Wildlife – Post Processing
How to make your photos of wildlife pop.
Module 29 – In the Field – Waterfalls
Johny heads out to shoot a waterfall… in the rain. You’ll pick up tips on how to shoot and keep water off your camera.
Module 30 – Waterfalls – Post Processing
Back in the studio, learn how to clean up your waterfall image in Lightroom.