Students will fast-track their scenic photography, enhancing their images with pro-level techniques.
Adobe Photoshop CC ... + enough computer literacy to follow instructional videos, then apply commands in Photoshop.
About this course:
This masterclass has been created for the Intermediate-level photographer who wants to improve their Landscape Photos. Each location shoot has been deconstructed into 4 topics:
Chasing The Light: planning, scouting, light quality, and dozens of tips specific to scenic photography.
Composition: how to frame your shots, using techniques to create balanced and interesting images.
Camera Settings: aperture, shutter speed, I.S.O., how and where to focus, plus the use of filters and accessories.
Computer Workflow: how to develop and enhance a digital negative (RAW) file. From basic exposure tweaks, to complex Luminosity Masking.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will understand how to plan and implement your location shoots.
You will become more confident in using industry-standard software to edit and enhance your RAW photos.
10 lessons on location (in the field) - from a qualified teacher
10 post-processing lessons in Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop - from an experienced pro photo editor
RAW files from the location shoots, so you can follow along with the tutorials
Transcripts of all Photoshop tutorials. Download & print them off for reference
12 x Behind The Scenes movies showing the photographer's road-trips across New Zealand
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Preview some of the content - try before you buy!
Manually download all the videos and RAW files to your computer - if you are going to be "off the radar."
What you need:
Owning a decent DSLR camera would certainly be helpful.
Having a copy of Adobe Photoshop loaded onto your PC (or Mac) is vital if you wanna follow the post-processing tutorials, which form the bulk of the course content. You will need enough disk space to download Ray's RAW image files, and sufficient RAM to run Photoshop.
Adobe Camera Raw is the app bundled with Photoshop, and is a cut-down version of Lightroom. This is free, and part of Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography plan subscription. (Older, stand-alone versions of Photoshop also include Camera Raw, though this must be up-to-date).
What students are saying:
Pawel Czerwinski: "A great course! I definitely recommend it. It covers topics like setting
up your DSLR right for the scene, composition and such. The workflow is
quite demanding but it gives really impressive results (for example
section 9 on Hooker Lake; amazing!)"
Peter George: "The composition lessons helped me understand why some of my photos work and
others don't, and helped me be more deliberate in my composition."
About the tutor: Ray Salisbury has been shooting landscapes for over 45 years, specializing in mountain and coastal scenery. His work has been featured in calendars and magazines and sold on stock image libraries. For 12 years Ray taught art, design and computing at high school, and brings his passion for teaching to Udemy. His favourite program is Adobe Photoshop, which he has been using since 1992.
Comprehensive Course Curriculum (what's covered in this course):
Chasing The Light: Planning / Timing / Scouting / Shooting on the coast / Framing / Sunstar effects / Lens Flare / Colour temperature / Reflections / The Photographer's Ephemeris / PhotoPills app
Composition: Colour Theory /Symmetry & balance / Perspective / Rule of Thirds / Rule of Odds / Lead-in Lines / Focal Points / Foreground Interest / Abstracts / Mood / Getting fresh angles / Striving for originality
Camera Settings: Aperture / Shutter Speed / I.S.O. / Exposure Compensation / Exposure Bracketing / High Dynamic Range / Focusing in Live View / Hyperfocal Distance / Depth of Field / Bulb Mode / Polarising filter / Neutral Density Filters / Graduated Neutral Density Filters / Tripods / Leveling the horizon, etc.
Computer Workflow: Intro to Adobe Camera Raw features & tools / Histogram / Dehaze Filter / Graduated ND Filter / Straighten Tool / Adobe Photoshop basics / Metadata / Image Resolution / Image compression for web / Moving around the screen / Keyboard shortcuts (Mac & PC) / Clone Stamp Tool / Healing Brush Tool / Dodge & Burn Tools / Unsharpen Mask / High Pass Filter / Adjustments Layers: curves, level, contrast, saturation, etc. / Layer palette / Layer Masks / Channels palette / Stacking images / Panoramic Stitching / Luminosity Masks, etc.
Plus: a video will be added soon on Photography Gear for landscape photography. >>> See the Available Resources section to download your FREE PDF - it's titled 18 Bits of Kit for Landscapers.
Who this course is for:
Intermediate photographers who wish to improve their landscape photos
Pro photographer | Qualified teacher | Photoshop expert
4.2 Instructor Rating
A keen landscape photographer for over 40 years, Ray has also inspired thousands of students as a qualified teacher. His bachelor degree in Graphic Design included two year's training in photography, and he now sells images to calendars, stock libraries and magazines. Ray is passionate about sharing his success secrets with those of you who are not satisfied with your photos.