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Shoot to Process for Travel Photography

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From shoot to post-processing, capture travel photos as beautiful as the moments you experienced!

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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 Lee Varis
  • 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

Learn how to take and process stunning travel photos with guidance from renowned author and Hollywood photo-illustrator Lee Varis. Lee shows you how to choose the right camera for every trip and shares expert tricks for always achieving the proper exposure. You're never sure what fresh sights travel will bring so Lee also shares techniques for capturing detailed shots, no matter the light. Find out how to seamlessly merge multiple photos, correct lens distortion and even shoot and edit vibrant street scenes. It's the people that matter most when you're traveling, so Lee demonstrates how to take memorable candids and portraits next. Finally, wrap up your new skills with simple post-processing techniques for professional-looking photos.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Setting Up the Camera for Capture
Meet professional photographer Lee Varis as he highlights the skills you'll learn to elevate your travel photography. Then get started! Discover how to capture properly exposed images using your histogram as a guide. Not sure which camera to bring on your next trip? Lee offers expert advice on DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and more!
2. Visualizing Scenes & Panoramas
3. Assembling HDR & Panorama
4. Capturing Street Photography
5. Processing Street Photography
6. Photographing People
7. Enhancing Portraits

Recommended with this class

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with standard zoom lens
  • Flash
  • Photo editing software, such as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop

Taught by

Lee Varis
Lee Varis
Lee Varis has worked as a photo-illustrator in Hollywood for more than 40 years. Today, he owns Varis PhotoMedia, where he creates images for use in advertising, commercial graphics and multimedia. His creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic and Fortune Magazine as well as numerous industry publications. Lee has also written several books including Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers and Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies.

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