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.
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.
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.
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.
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Access Johny's RAW files and practice his Lightroom techniques.
Johny Spencer is a professional landscape and wilderness photographer working for The National Park Service in Australia. He's passionate about sharing his photography knowledge and skills with others so that they can experience the same feelings and inspiration he does every time they press the shutter.
Save $30 on the course fee of $99. For just $69 you get the course plus the following two bonuses, total value $179.
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Get acquainted with Johny Spencer.... welcome aboard!
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.
Learn about the different types of light, light direction and the best times to use them.
The basics of composition, the rules and when to break them.
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?
The different types of filters and which ones you should have in your camera bag to enhance your landscape photography.
Tips on how to get the perfect exposure for landscape photography every time including the “exposure triangle”.
The best shooting modes for Landscape photography; when to use aperture priority, shutter priority, auto ISO & manual mode.
Other useful to know camera settings such as RAW vs JPEG, what's so great about "live view", white balance, exposure compensation and more.
How to take tack sharp landscape photos. Using the different focus functions and modes on your camera.
Why it’s great to have a telephoto lense in your kit and how to capturing the details in your landscapes with it.
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.
What to look for when you you reach the forest spot you want to photograph.
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.
How to take amazing long exposure shots.
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.
The best setup for shooting macro shots in the field.
How to stack your macro image for maximum focus and detail.
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.
How to stitch your panorama shots together in Lightroom. Learn Johny’s workflow for stitching and perfecting panorama shots.
Take a trip to the beach where you'll learn how to compose and shoot beautiful reflection shots.
Another amazing over-the-shoulder look at how a professional perfects an image in Adobe Lightroom.
Practical tips for light and composition with this beautiful sand dunes lesson.
Getting the most from light and RAW detail when processing in Lightroom
Learn how to use HDR to get the most detail out of an image, particularly when you're shooting towards the sun.
Pulling your shots together in Adobe Lightroom to reveal the maximum detail from your HDR photos.
Practical tips for shooting wildlife while out in the field.
How to make your photos of wildlife pop.
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.
Back in the studio, learn how to clean up your waterfall image in Lightroom.
Exactly what I was looking for. Johny has a unique Aussie way about him and his enthusiasm comes through. Easy to follow and I can take all the information in during my own time. Good length individual segments.My equipment and photographic knowledge is vastly improved now I’m ready to get out there and try with confidence. A very worthwhile investment.
...I am fascinated watching John’s enthusiasm and optimism when he is hands on working...
So far I think it is great well worth the money just need to find more hours a day to take it in and enjoy.
Johny's approach is fresh & pitched at newbies and serious photographers, keep up the great work.
I like your enthusiastic style and your knowledge of photography. I learn something from every session and that is valuable!
I enjoy your videos, easy to understand and follow.
Thank you for your contribution to my photography journey, just keep up the good work.
Yes, you can download the videos and watch them on your computer, iPad or Phone whenever you like.
Johny recommends you have a dSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses to get the best out of your landscape photography, but you don't need the most up-to-date camera to take great photos.
The course uses mostly Lightroom since that's the common standard for processing digital photographs.
If you have been yearning to take stunning photos, but have been unsure where to start, we think this course is for you. The course covers all facets of landscape and nature photography - from exposure to composition to processing - and puts you on a solid foundation so you'll be confident in your skills.
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