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Beginner Basics: Landscape Photography
Matt Kloskowski
with Matt Kloskowski
Do you love the idea of grabbing your camera and heading out to beautiful locations? Then join Matt Kloskowski to learn the basics of landscape photography. This is the class Matt ... READ MORE
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Beginner Basics: Landscape Photography
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 4min
published: 2013
watched: 5225 Member Views
Beginner Basics: Landscape Photography
with Matt Kloskowski
Do you love the idea of grabbing your camera and heading out to beautiful locations? Then join Matt Kloskowski to learn the basics of landscape photography. This is the class Matt wishes he had when he got started with landscape photography. You'll learn all about the gear you'll need, the camera settings you'll want to use, and all kinds of tips and tricks to help you get tack sharp photos that are composed for impact. By knowing the basics you'll be more comfortable when you are out on location, so you can enjoy the scenery, and make great photos while you are there. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Matt as he introduces the concepts covered in this class.

1min, 52sec
lesson 2: Gear: Camera Bodies

Landscape photography is not as gear-centric as many other areas of photography. Matt goes over the types of camera bodies you should consider.

3min, 27sec
lesson 3: Gear: Lenses

When it comes to lenses there are a few things to take into account.

6min, 8sec
lesson 4: Gear: Tripods and Remote Releases

One of the keys to sharp photos is a sturdy tripod. Once the camera is locked down on the tripod you'll want to fire the shutter remotely.

4min, 51sec
lesson 5: Camera Settings

Learn how to set up your camera to get the best possible landscape photos.

6min, 14sec
lesson 6: Bracketing

Use exposure bracketing to have the camera automatically take different exposures of the same scene.

3min, 20sec
lesson 7: Lens Filters

There are a couple of essential filters for landscape photography.

7min, 47sec
lesson 8: Composition

With the technical considerations covered you can focus on creating the most compelling composition possible.

7min, 12sec
lesson 9: Sunrise and Sunset

The primary times for landscape photography are sunrise and sunset. Matt explains why you'll want to be out at these times of day, and even share a few exceptions to the rule.

8min, 55sec
lesson 10: Waterfalls

Matt shares a few tips for getting great waterfall photos.

6min, 56sec
lesson 11: Twilight Shooting

Civil twilight, the time just before sunrise or just after sunset, can be a really amazing time to shoot.

5min, 10sec
lesson 12: Conclusion

Matt wraps up the class with some closing words on landscape photography.

2min, 42sec
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meet  Matt Kloskowski
Lightroom Guru & Landscape Photographer
Matt is the founder of Matt Kloskowski Photography and Training. He specializes in outdoor, landscape, and nature photography along with editing with Photoshop, Lightroom, and ON1 apps. Matt was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2014 and is the best-selling author of over 20 books. Matt loves to educate others and spends much of his time teaching seminars around the world.
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