Travel Photography Mastery - Get The Most Out Of Your Camera
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Travel Photography Mastery - Get The Most Out Of Your Camera

Get the most out of your camera next time you travel. Never again miss or ruin the photo opportunity of a life time.
4.1 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,026 students enrolled
Created by Wilko Van De Kamp
Last updated 7/2017
Price: $95
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get the most out of your camera next time you travel. It doesn't matter what kind of camera you use - I'll make sure you'll never miss that photo opportunity of a life time.
  • Apply different techniques in photography: Travel, Nature, Landscape, Fashion, People and Portraits, and even Night Photography
  • Understand Cameras, Equipment, Resolution - and translate these to your travel photography needs
  • Edit and manipulate images: Touch Ups, Shadows, Brightness, Contrast, Special Effects
View Curriculum
  • Suitable for beginners and intermediate photographers: This course is easy to follow and can be put into practice right away through helpful exercises.
  • To do the exercises in this course you'll need any kind of digital camera - even the camera on your phone will do.
  • You'll get from this course what you put into it: some additional time is required for you to do the exercises and put into practice what you've learned.

Join award winning fine art and travel photographer Wilko van de Kamp on this online journey. Together we'll venture into the world of travel photography. I'll share the tips I've used myself to build a career out of my passion for creating photographs. With this course, you'll be sure to get the most out your camera next time you travel. This course delivers results regardless of the type of camera you use.

Magazines, art galleries, books, travel shows, and many others have featured my photographs. I've traveled all around the world creating and sharing my award winning images. Today, I'm sharing my creative insights, professional experience and technical know-how with you.

Photographers shouldn't just rely on their own practice and experience, but also look at others for inspiration and guidance. I'll share the techniques I've used myself as a professional travel photographer. Using theory, you’ll learn how to take sharp, clear and high quality pictures. Using my own practical examples, you'll discover how to capture a moment and tell your story.

I developed this course with years of experience in digital photography. It will get you started on your photography journey, in a way that actually works! I'll teach you how to put proven photography principles to work for you. Every lesson contains a topic to work on right away. I want to get you out into the world to start capturing and creating amazing images. You'll be able to put the skills you'll learn in practice, discovering a new inspiring angle every time.

This course covers everything there is to know about Digital Travel Photography. You'll join my “inner circle” of photography lovers and travel enthusiasts. It’s like having a personal photography coach that you can refer to and ask questions anytime you need! You’ll discover tips including interesting facts, insightful tips, and useful techniques. This course will redefine the photographs you create tomorrow.

Become successful in creating pictures, get more clarity and be at the level in your journey you want to be! Travel Photography Mastery is a step-by-step, paint-by-the-numbers guide. It shows you how to use the right lenses, and equipment. Regardless of what camera you own, you'll get your perfect picture any time you want. I’ll take you step-by-step through all my course material. There's helpful, fun exercises along the way to make sure you apply what you’ve learned.

In a matter of weeks you could be joining a photography contest to show your talents in photography. You might create a work of art from your best picture, memorizing that dream vacation. Capture a portrait of a loved one. No matter where you're heading next, join me today. Take the first step on a journey that will have you shooting a much better picture with every step.

Not convinced yet? Go over the curriculum of “Travel Photography Mastery” yourself today. You'll get a clearer picture of how much it has to offer you. I look forward to welcoming you as part of this journey!

Wilko: "My inspiration comes from traveling all over the world: I fell in love with the exceptional things I saw and the remarkable people who crossed my path. My photographic art is my way of giving some of my travel memories back to the world. I've learned a lot from master photographers, and enjoy visiting their galleries around the world when I travel. Especially in photography, I don't believe in competition but in helping each other out. Now, it's my time to share.

Are you ready to take your photography skills to the next level? This online course contains all the information from my sold-out, in-person photography workshop in Canada's Kananaskis Country - and I'm looking forward to share it with you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to get the most out of their digital camera, and would like to take their photography skills to next level and wants to get started on their journey into the photography world.
  • This course focuses on creative skills to help you find the creative viewpoint to create unique images. It's not a technical course: technical skills alone don't help if you don't know how to take an interesting photograph.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
Welcome and Introduction
5 Lectures 20:22
What is this course?

Hello and welcome!

Thank you for subscribing to my Digital Photography Mastery ecourse! This video is a personal welcome to the course from your instructor. We'll also introduce some of the learning objectives from this course:

  1. How (and Why) to Become a Digital Photographer?
  2. Knowing About the Cameras
  3. What Are You Looking for in a Camera?
  4. Software Manipulating Tools

Throughout the course you'll need the e-book as we'll be working through the e-book together. If you haven't already done so, please download your copy from the resources of this lecture.

Preview 02:47

Course Workbook

This video gives an introduction to your instructor and some of his work.

Preview 02:31

A few important thoughts on how to get the most out of this course.

How to get the most out of this course
Travel photography: the story
1 Lecture 11:14
Travel photography
Digital Photography: The Basics
5 Lectures 10:36

In this lecture we'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of digital photography.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Photography

Did you ever want to become a digital photographer, yet didn't know where to start? The start is becoming familiar with cameras, computers, digital imaging, and software programs for editing. Cameras are either your best friends, or your worst enemies. Digital cameras have many functions that perform various actions, yet it takes time to learn what each function conducts, before you can snap quality photos. If you are going in the photography business, you will also need to know what is required to make a productive network.

[Exercise] How to Become a Digital Photographer?

Photography is one of the most expensive hobbies you can get yourself into. In addition to the camera, you will also need (and want) to buy a list of different add ons, accessories and gadgets for your camera.

Photography Equipment

Cameras are obviously one of the most valuable tools in photography. Without a good camera you might as well get out of the photography business because you are heading nowhere. If you are not familiar with cameras and the types available, then we can help you learn while you grow in the digital photo business.

[Exercise] Knowing more about Cameras

Many of the direct vision cameras have hot-shoes, shutter speed dial, wind-on levers, frame counters, and shutter release buttons. Some cameras are more suitable than others for the pros in the field of digital photography.

[Exercise] What Are You Looking for in a Camera?

Test your knowledge of cameras and other photography equipment from the workbook with this quiz.

Are you a photography master?
7 questions
Improving your technical photography skills
4 Lectures 08:09

Photography is not as easy as you may think. It is difficult to create photographs that will grab someone's attention in an instant. In this lecture we will discuss some tips that can help you get started exploring different photography techniques.

Techniques in Photography

Taking photos outside can be a bit more complicated. In addition to not being able to control your subject, you also have to take into consideration the elements: especially the available light you have to work with.

Lighting in Nature Photography

When the lights come down at night what will your pictures look like? Some people are gifted and can take a picture straight from a camera and deliver a quality shot. It would be nice if we all could do this, but it is not a reality. Nor is a reality that those fortunate people can do this each time they use a camera. What are we to do?

[Exercise] Shadows and Brightness in Contrasting

A gamut is defined as the span of colors that a device can create, such as a printer or monitor. People use different terminology color gamut, device gamut, or simply gamut but they all mean the same thing. The gamut is basically a way of representing the span of colors a printer can print or the scope of colors a monitor can display.

[Exercise] Choosing the Right Color Gamut

Test your knowledge of the technical skills discussed in this section.

Technical Photography Knowledge
9 questions
Your digital darkroom: image editing and manipulation
2 Lectures 01:38

Some of the tools offered in editing programs includes, Crop, Layers, Clone, Exposure, Un-sharp Mask, Blur, Color, Desaturation, and so forth. If you are seeing these tools, you want to use them carefully, since many photographers will employ all of these tools on a single image before completing a task. I remember the first time I opened up Adobe PhotoShop and seeing all the tools available to me. My first expression was, somebody get me out of here! Well, nobody came so I ventured off to see where it would go, eventually I fell in love.

[Exercise] Software Manipulating Tools

The editing programs today can do wonders to images. One of the most popular programs is Adobe Photoshop, since this editing program is one of the most sophisticated tools. Most pro photographers will use this program, since you can create websites, book covers, images, movies, and more. Adobe software is also used to design manuals, graphics, commercials, fliers, and more.

[Exercise] Adding Special Effects to Your Images

Test your knowledge of the concepts of the Digital Darkroom.

Your Digital Darkroom
3 questions
Different types of photography
4 Lectures 15:00

Action photography involves a lot of speed: photographing your subjects requires more than the usual knack for good angles, you'll also need some strength to endure physical limitations during the shoot.

Action Photography

Fashion photography is always in fashion. Modern fashion photographers see themselves as artists who can invent and reinvent different techniques and styles.

Fashion Photography

At night, taking a photo is not as easy as focusing on the subject and then clicking the camera.

Night Photography Tips

In this lecture we'll discuss some of the areas where aspiring photographers can get started if they want to use their skills to make some money!

Photography Jobs That You Can Get Into

This quiz will test your knowledge on the different types of photography we discussed in this section.

Different types of photography
5 questions
Travel, photography and art - some of my secrets
3 Lectures 31:14
Travel photography equipment

Using some of my own photography as a guideline, I'll share the secrets behind some of my most popular photographs.

Travel photography secrets

I've been lugging around a big DSLR and lens kits for years on my travels, but after my recent trip to New York I decided I've strained my back enough. In this lecture I'll share more about my personal selection of equipment that I use and have used in the past.

Is it time to let go of your DSLR camera?
Bonus: Portrait Photography
2 Lectures 07:26

Portrait photography appeals to many people. In this lecture we'll discuss some of the traits and skills any portrait photographer should have.

When Pictures Paint a Thousand Words

Unlike taking photos of inanimate objects, photographing people can be more difficult as they are dynamic: they move. In this lecture we'll discuss some practical tips you can use when photographing other people.

Photographing People

This quiz will test your knowledge of portrait photography.

Portrait Photography
4 questions
A few final words of inspiration
2 Lectures 06:30

A bonus and hopefully a little incentive to inspire you to stick with your photography. This video features some of my photographs, combined with beautiful music and inspiring words.

Preview 02:23

At the end of this course I want to share some inspiring words to help you stick with your photography practice.

Preview 04:07
Bonus resources
3 Lectures 07:42
A quick thank you and a free copy of my book for you

Recommended books to read more about travel photography and better your skills.

Travel Photography Books

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About the Instructor
Wilko Van De Kamp
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International Consultant, Bestselling Author, Photographer

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller “The Freedom Project“. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his “home", and the rest of the world his “office". He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise – and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world.