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Online Class

Creative Landscape Photography

Capture eye-catching landscape photos with limited gear! Learn the accessible techniques and expert tips you need to compose striking fine art photos.

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 Denise Ippolito
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


Transform ordinary landscapes into extraordinary photographs with guidance from award-winning photographer Denise Ippolito. To begin, Denise shares her recommended gear list and go-to camera settings. Then, learn about composition as the key to compelling images, and find out how to take stunning photos, no matter your light. Next, discover the secrets to dramatic silhouettes, and set your landscapes apart with simple motion-blur techniques. Want to add instant elegance to your images? Learn how to transform any photo into a black-and-white work of art using Adobe Photoshop®, one of Denise’s many areas of expertise. Finally, master the minimalistic landscape, and incorporate negative space into your images for amazing results.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Equipment & Shooting Basics
Meet professional photographer Denise Ippolito as she highlights the creative techniques you'll learn to capture gorgeous landscape images. Find out Denise's recommended gear list and gain familiarity with important camera settings. Plus, see how to shoot properly exposed images using your histogram.
2. Composition & Image Design
3. Adding Dramatic Effects
4. Silhouettes
5. Pleasing Blurs
6. Black & White Landscapes
7. Less Is More

Recommended with this class

  • Camera body: DSLR, mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera or any camera that allows you to adjust basic settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc.) if you're not working in manual mode
  • Lens: Standard zoom lens or a wider angle lens
  • Sturdy tripod and mount to use in the field

Taught by

Denise Ippolito
Denise Ippolito
Denise Ippolito is a professional photographer, workshop leader and artist based in New Jersey. Her photographs have been awarded honors in the prestigious Windland Smith Rice Nature’s Best competition, the Photographic Society of America and the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Additionally, her work has appeared on greeting cards, calendars and in a Sierra Club documentary. When she’s not behind the lens, Denise travels extensively teaching photography and Photoshop around the country.