Landscape Photography Master Class
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Landscape Photography Master Class

A-Z guide for successful Landscape Photography
4.8 (62 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.
600 students enrolled
Created by Mujahid ur Rehman
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how a camera works.
  • Select appropriate values for Aperture, Shutter and ISO in the camera (practical).
  • Understand what camera settings should be selected for taking landscapes and portraits (practical).
  • Choose the right camera for landscape photography.
  • Select the right lenses.
  • Comprehend the use of camera equipment like tripod, shutter release, various camera filters, camera bags and cleaning tools etc. and their use in landscape photography.
  • Use photographic filters in the field.
  • Learn important camera settings like White Balance, Image Quality modes, Histogram etc.
  • Compose images based on professional guidelines for successful landscape work.
  • Plan a landscape photography shoot by scouting the field and gaining the appropriate knowledge for a successful adventure.
  • Watch landscape photography tips on location and see what goes behind the scenes
  • Do night time photography (star trails and Milky Way practical)
  • Realise the value and potential of post processing tools like Adobe Lightroom.
  • Post Process a landscape photo
  • Organise your photos better
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  • Have interest in landscape photography.
  • Owning a DSLR camera is preferable but not essential prior to starting the course.

The course aims at beginners and intermediate level photographers to consciously improve their expertise in the field of landscape photography with a focus on DSLR camera skills. It covers topics that include, but not limited to, basic and advanced camera settings, equipment, shooting techniques, post processing, knowledge and planning aspects of your photographic adventures. Most importantly, to help making your work special, it focuses on soft skills that include composition and properties of a good image.

To see what goes through a photographer's mind, the lectures take you outdoors, behind the scene, for practical examples where depending on the situation; we adjust our camera settings, use the right equipment, compose images and change perspective to be effective.

Post Processing tools like Adobe Lightroom harness the field work with the final outcome of the image for personal and client satisfaction. Course lectures take you through a basic workflow of organizing your images and processing them for a stunning finish.

Join this fun and practical course, equip yourself with knowledge, and take your landscape photography to a higher level.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners Photographers.
  • Intermediate Photographers.
  • Students who want to explore the field of landscape photography.
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Curriculum For This Course
55 Lectures
2 Lectures 08:24

Introduction to the course, a walk through its sections and content.

Preview 04:38

Definition of landscape photography and its various forms.

What is Landscape Photography?
Foundation Phase: How does a Camera Work?
11 Lectures 55:26

For any form of photography, it is important that a photographer knows how a camera works, and what are its main components. Basic understanding of camera settings and components will help you become a good photographer and taking your photography results to a great new level.

How does a Camera Work?

Aperture controls the amount of light and Depth of Field (DoF). It resides in the camera lens. To know how to adjust aperture, and why it is important to use it properly is the key to successful photography. Watch the video to know more.

Aperture & Depth of Field

Learn what are the various settings on your camera dial and how can you adjust aperture values using them.

[PRACTICAL] How to adjust Aperture values?

Shutter is an important part of your camera body. Together with ISO and Aperture, it controls the amount of light that falls on your digital sensor, or the film. How does it help us in photography? Watch the video to find out more.

Shutter and Shutter Speed

Learn what are the various settings on your camera dial and how can you adjust shutter using them.
[PRACTICAL] How to adjust Shutter Speed?

ISO determines the sensitivity of the camera's sensor towards light. Without ISO and basic understanding of it, photography is incomplete. Aperture, Shutter and ISO, all three of them, form the foundation to any form of photography. Watch this lecture to know more.

ISO and Camera Sensor

Learn what are the various settings on your camera and how to adjust ISO through the dial or the back screen.

[PRACTICAL] How to adjust ISO?

Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode is preferred by many landscape photographers. Learn how shooting in aperture priority mode can give you desired results for landscape photography, and why should you use camera in aperture priority mode.

Preview 03:58

Learning ISO and how it helps you obtaining high quality photos is very important. By adjusting ISO to various values, lets see how it effects the photos.

[PRACTICAL] Sponge Test using ISO

It is quite important to understand what do the various values/numbers for ISO, Aperture and Shutter mean. Let's look at ta chart that will help you understand the various f-stops. By putting the camera in complete Manual Mode, I demonstrate how three different photos of the same location, with three totally different ISO, Aperture, and Shutter values gives us the same result.

[PRACTICAL] Exposure and Exposure Values Chart

Exposure Triangle Quiz
5 questions

Practice Exercise
Camera Equipment for Landscape Photography
7 Lectures 34:04

To invest in the right camera equipment is extremely important as a long term strategy. Depending on your budget, the right choices need to be made for learning and growth.

Camera Equipment Overview

Learn what types of cameras are available for landscape photography, and what are the advantages and disadvanatges associated with those camera bodies.

Camera, The Story Teller

The choice of lens in landscape photography is extremely important. Watch this lecture to see what types of lenses are available for landscape photography and what should you invest in.

Preview 07:00

Landscape photography is incomplete without a tripod. Depending on your budget, choose the right type of tripod for the photography you want to do.

Tripod, The Three Legged Companion

What i shutter release cable, and why is shutter release important in landscape photography? To get high quality images, it is a tool that is high recemmonded. Watch the lecture to know more.

Shutter Release, The Puppet Master

Are camera filters a must when it comes to taking landscape photos? Well, the answer is no, but if you have a filter for a particular situation, then use it... Learn more about filters for landscape photography by watching this lecture.

Filters, Your Rose Tinted Glasses

Every photographer has their own list of "optional extras" or "extras" or "essentials", here is a short lecture to give an overview of some of the tools I believe are quite important.

Other Accessories

A short quiz on camera and camera equipment for landscape photography.

Camera Equipment Quiz
7 questions
Photographic Filters
5 Lectures 16:01

Learn the use of polariser filters to help darkening the skies and reducing glare.

[PRACTICAL] Polariser Filter on sky and land

To me, photography is incomplete without a polariser filter in the forest. Watch the video in which I demo how it can block reflections of leaves, water, rocks and other objects.

[PRACTICAL] Polarizer Filter in a forest (in shady conditions)

[PRACTICAL] Neutral Density Filter (ND)

See how a Grad ND filter can help you blocking light from certain areas of your photos for high contrast scenes. In the section "Practical Tips & Techniques on Location", I will again use the Grad ND filter to show you its usage.

[PRACTICAL] Graduate ND Filter (Grad ND)

LEE Filters Tutorials - Foundation Kit, 105 Circular Polarizer, Grad ND etc.
What Makes a Good Photo?
2 Lectures 26:04

What makes a good photo...? Watch these guidelines to see elements that I look for when taking a photo and post processing it.

Qualities of a Good Photography

Composition either makes or breaks the photo. In this lecture, we are going to see a few guidelines to help you understand what makes a good photo. Remember, these are guidelines and not hard rules.

Composition in Landscape Photography
Important Camera Settings
5 Lectures 21:35

Just like JPEG (also known as JPG) image file format, RAW is also a file format that landscape photographers prefer to set as the quality for the image. Watch the lecture to know what is raw, and why should you be setting to RAW when in landscape photography.

What is RAW, and why should you shoot RAW images?

Learn the camera settings to choose various image quality options on your camera.

[PRACTICAL] How to set Image Quality (RAW vs. JPG)

At the back of your camera's LCD screen, a graph appears when you take a photo. It is called an image histogram. Watch the lecture to know benefits of keeping an eye on the histogram.

Image Histogram, The Truth

To bring back great photos, White Balance is one of the settings that must not be ignored. RAW format is ideal if you want to play with White Balance. Watch the lecture.

White Balance

The camera settings we learnt in this section are extremely important, and their strength to get the image right on location must not be underestimate. See the text content of this lecture for the practice exercise.

Practice Exercise
Knowledge & Planning
5 Lectures 16:36
Knowledge & Planning

Let's go to a forest and see what goes through a photographer's mind when it comes to oppertunities for taking photos.

Knowledge & Planning (in a forest)

Let's go to a world famous beach in Cape Town, and see what goes through a photographer's mind when it comes to taking photos of the beach and its sarroundings.

Knowledge & Planning (on a beach)

Knowledge & Planning (in the mountains)

See the text content to see the practice exercise.

Practice Exercise
Practical Tips and Techniques on Location
10 Lectures 01:20:49

To focus on the right point is extremely important for high quality results. See a few examples to know where to focus, also learn what are the focus points on your camera.

Where to focus when taking photos?

explore the beach with me, take long exposure and observe what challenges photographers face at sunset.

Taking photos at sunset - Dodging Waves

Taking photos at sunrise. Exploring Sand Dunes

Learn to observe a scene, asses the situation for camera settings and choose the right filter for the moment.

Taking Photos in a Forest. What are the challenges?

Learn what setting and filters to use during mid day. Learn to scout the area and observe the situation for better composition.

Taking photos during midday. What are the challenges?

Taking photos at sunrise. Golden Light in the Mountains

Takings photos at midday - Game of Light and Shadows

Join me on my adventure in the semi-desert area of Sutherland, Ouberg Pass and Tankwa Karoo. Learn some useful tips for daylight photography and enjoy my landscape photography adventure on the road

Beauty of The Karoo - Day 1

This is final episode, episode two, of my road-trip to Sutherland, Ouberg Pass and Tankwa Karoo National Park. The purpose of this video is not to show Golden Hour photos, but to give landscape photography tips during daylight. In this video, I make an attempt to record some beauty of this amazing semi-desert region. With the help of a polarizer filter, we take photos and learn some image composition tips. 

Beauty of The Karoo - Day 2
Night Photography
2 Lectures 13:38

Learn which camera equipment is required for night photography, what are the settings and how should you use the situation for a better composition and results for Star Trails and Milky Way.

How to Photograph Star Trails?

Practice Exercise
Post Processing
5 Lectures 43:32

Don't let your photos lie around, organise them properly so that it is easy to locate them and view them.

How to Organise Your Photos?

Don't rush to upload your photos or share them with others. Take ownership of your photo and be critical. Avoid common mistakes and fix them before presenting them to a world wide audience.

Tips for Beginners: Common Mistakes in Post Processing

Let's explore Lightroom and see what it has to offer us in terms of photo organisation and post processing.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Watch the video in which I take a RAW photo from scratch and post process it for a final finish. Using Lightroom's develop module, a photo can be enhanced so that it is presentable for internet and printing.

How to Process a Landscape Photo using Lightroom?

Practice Exercise
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About the Instructor
Mujahid ur Rehman
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Landscape Photographer

I am a Cape Town based photographer with a passion for landscape photography. Nature’s colors bring joy to my heart, and its sounds are music to my soul. Getting lost in the miracles of the world is my escape and my serenity. My passion for photography sprung from years of travel, hiking and exploring. Before I bought my first camera in 2006, I always collected photos digitally, often printing them and sticking them on my wall as a student. They were a world into which I escaped in thought, imagination and dream. Although my love is for landscape photography, I enjoy capturing people and expressions as well, and find pleasure in the human tale conveyed in an image.

Aristotle said, “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know”, and the more I have known, the more I have realised that I need not only to learn, but to share as well. This is one of my motivations in creating tutorials, both video and textual – to share what I have learnt.

I am thankful to my parents, siblings, and to my beloved wife for always supporting me in so many ways. As I continue my life-journey, it is my wish to travel the reaches of world, and to immortalize the experiences through image.