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Great Photography Starts in Your Own Hometown
Rick Sammon
with Rick Sammon
Great travel photographs start right in your hometown! Join Rick Sammon in his hometown as he shows you how to practice photographing different subjects and different lighting situ... READ MORE
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lessons: 11 Course Lessons
duration: 45min
published: 2022
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Great Photography Starts in Your Own Hometown
with Rick Sammon
Great travel photographs start right in your hometown! Join Rick Sammon in his hometown as he shows you how to practice photographing different subjects and different lighting situations. The more you practice at home the higher the number of keepers you’ll get when you photograph on your travels, and this is especially true when you have new gear. In this class Rick looks for new challenges and new photo opportunities for landscapes, wildlife portraits, including people in the scene, capturing the flavor of a city, and much more. Through each lesson Rick packs in endless tips, techniques, and easy to remember tricks to help you have rewarding and creative experiences no matter where you find yourself with your camera. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Rick introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
1min, 48sec
lesson 2: Look for Pictures with Impact
Not all beautiful scenes make for beautiful photographs. Learn how to tell the difference.
6min, 30sec
lesson 3: High Dynamic Range
Some scenes really lend themselves to HDR when the dynamic range of the scene is very wide.
4min, 43sec
lesson 4: Photographing Waterfalls
Practicing your waterfall photographs before you leave home will make for a better success rate when you are on location.
3min, 6sec
lesson 5: Embracing the Situation
Sometimes you arrive on location and there are distractions in your scene, so you need to embrace the situation and shoot with post processing in mind.
3min, 20sec
lesson 6: Including People in the Scene
Sometimes you embrace the scene by making new friends and including them in the scene.
2min, 27sec
lesson 7: Capture the Flavor of a City
One way to capture the flavor of a city is to visit a coffee house and photograph a local performer.
6min, 4sec
lesson 8: Think About the Background
Always pay attention to the background and make it work with your subject.
3min, 12sec
lesson 9: Get Close Up
Using a toy tree frog, Rick practices his close up photography in the comfort of his own home.
7min, 59sec
lesson 10: Wildlife Portraiture
Practice your wildlife portraits by looking for wildlife opportunities close to home.
5min, 54sec
lesson 11: Conclusion
Rick wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you move forward.
42 sec
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meet  Rick Sammon
Canon Explorer of Light & Travel Photography Expert
Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon is one of the most active photographers on the planet. With over 40 years of experience he divides his time between creating images, giving seminars, developing online classes, leading workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious and it’s his mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting, and rewarding for others.
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