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Basics of Landscape Photography

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Explore essential techniques for breathtaking landscape photos! Learn how to confidently choose your subject, compose strong images and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Rob Sheppard
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover how to capture stunning landscape photographs with guidance from professional photographer Rob Sheppard. First, learn how to create compelling compositions and use tone and texture to emphasize interesting relationships within your shot. Then, find out how to achieve optimal exposure and sharpness in every photograph, while expertly framing your shot for the best proportion of land to sky. Next, add visual impact to your images using light and shadow, and find out how to change the perspective of your shot using wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Plus, get Rob’s tips on sharpening your scenes and on highlighting the elements you want for your best landscape photos yet.

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Camera's View
Meet nature photographer Rob Sheppard as he highlights the fundamental techniques you'll learn to capture the beauty and wonder of natural landscapes. Discover how a camera sees a scene differently than the human eye, and find out why it's important to always set your white balance. Plus, get expert advice on gear!
2. Composing the Landscape
3. Exposure & Sharpness
4. Capturing Sky
5. Light & Time of Day
6. Lenses & Perspective
7. Depth of Field

Taught by

Rob Sheppard
Rob Sheppard
Rob Sheppard is an avid naturalist, professional photographer and author of more than 40 photography books, including Landscape Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot. He has trained in photography, ecology and botany, and spent many years as editor of the prestigious Outdoor Photographer magazine and as a fellow with the North American Nature Photography Association.

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