Long Exposure, Composition, and Landscape Photography
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Long Exposure, Composition, and Landscape Photography

Your complete guide to gear, how-to's, composition, and editing. Shoot at night and with filters confidently
4.2 (65 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.
2,165 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll be able to blur water to make a dreamy scene in camera
  • You'll be able to create water movement with just the right amount of blur
  • You'll be able to move the traffic and city life blur across an image
  • You'll feel comfortable and confident at any new location and your work will stand out from the crowd
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  • You should have a camera and tripod to follow along, there are many practical exercises
  • You should have a computer to view, organize, and edit your images. We'll be creating your new portfolio as you go through the course
  • You should have time and access to pretty locations (ideally by the water, but not required) to create some amazing long exposures as you go through the course

You want to create amazing long exposures and be able to compose images, right?  

Shooting a gallery print long exposure photo isn't that hard. You just need to know the a system that works.  A system the teaches you how to use your camera and the little tricks and tips nobody is talking about.  Just ask Rob Warren, he is a full time and professional long exposure photographer.  

This course will teach you exactly how to create amazing long exposures using Rob's complete system.   

By the end of the course, you'll feel comfortable creating long exposures in the morning, afternoon, or night in any location:

  • Learn how to pick the right location
  • Learn how to get tack sharp long exposures
  • Learn how to use filters to get amazing images in camera (no photoshop required!)
  • Learn how to create movement in the water
  • Learn how to blur the water to make it look like dreamy fog
  • Learn how to compose a great shot with any camera
  • Learn how to post process your images in Photoshop or Lightroom 

Start creating stunning and punchy long exposure images today!

The instructors Rob and Jon walk you through the entire long exposure process. Follow us in real-world demonstrations, dealing with actual environments and situations. See all of the equipment we use. See how we deal with unpredictable mother-nature while we protect valuable gear.

Make Money Selling Stunning Long Exposure Photos

You want to turn your passion into money right?  You want to upgrade your camera, buy a new lens, get a new computer with your earnings.  Rob is one of the few photographers doing that with long exposures, find out why and how as he pulls back the curtain to reveal his secrets.

Also, learn how to edit your photos the right way.

Each section focuses on a different type of photography situation. Each section includes lessons on how to edit the images yourself without making it look fake - there's no tricks because the images look amazing right in the camera. You can even follow along with the downloadable photo files!

If you want to shoot better long exposure landscapes, enroll now!

With our 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, there's no reason to hesitate.

See you in the course!

Rob & Jon

Who is the target audience?
  • You want to learn long exposure photography
  • You want to discover something new and expand your photography practice
  • You're open to new ideas and excited to put them into practice
  • You want to create images in camera with skill and technique
  • You want to sell your first image, hand some on your walls, and impress your family with beautiful creations
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Get Primed! What you MUST know before your first shoot
10 Lectures 29:20

Welcome to the course.  First a quick word about us.

Preview 00:44

Confused on what gear you need?  Most people are and they make bad choices wasting their money on gear they don't need.  After this lesson is over you'll be able to buy the right gear for long exposure photography.

Preview 11:44

Now it's time for Rob's pro setup.  Maybe you can't afford a pro tripod but you should know what the best gear on the market is.  After this lesson you'll know the brands and models we love most.

Learn What Makes a Pro Gear Set

Learn a proven, simple, and reliable focus method.  By the time you're done you'll be able to get tack sharp focus every time.

Focus like a pro for tack sharp images even if your images are normally blurry

Learn a simple four step system to get the perfect exposure for long exposures.  By the time you're done you'll know how to calculate the right aperture and shutter speed even with big filters on your lens.

Exposure: The pro way to nail your exposure every time, even if you're clueless

Exposure Compensation: The Magic Trick To Exposure

See what the filters actually do, watch as the filters are added and removed and see how your picture will change.  By the time you're done you'll know what each type of filter does.

ND Filters: Seeing is Believing

See how to properly install and remove your filters to protect them.  By the time you're done you'll know how to install and remove filters.  

Demystifying ND Filters and ND Grads

Long exposure photography isn't hard if you have a method to make things simple and effective.  By the time you're done with this lesson you'll be equipped with an effective long exposure photography method.

The Seven Step Long Exposure Photography Method

Learn why you need to use bulb mode and how to use it.  By the time you're done you'll understand how switch your camera into bulb mode and why it's important.

Bulb Mode: What It Is and Why You Need To Use It
Good morning! Photographing sunrises On The Water.
5 Lectures 16:39

Learn how to spot a great spot for great sunrise photos.  By the time you're done you'll know what makes a good location for sunrise photography.

Survey the sunrise scene

Learn a few keys to researching new spots and how to drive around with an eye always peeled for new and promising locations.  By the time you're done you'll know how to grab great locations no matter where you're at.

Picking your sunrise spot like a pro

A firm foundation is the key to long exposure photography but most people get this key wrong.  Learn how to anchor your camera system so you get tack sharp images free of tripod vibration.

Anchored - Tips and tricks for a perfect base

Learn how to find another great spot and create more stunning sunrise images.  You'll understand how to work with bridges in this lesson.

Create a second scene

Learn how to photograph in, under, and around bridges.  By the time you're done you'll understand how to work with bridges to add drama and structure to your images. 

Shooting a Bridge at Sunrise That Will Inspire!

Now let's take an image and edit it to make it have more pop.
Edit Your Long Exposure Sunrise
1 question
Shoot At Noon! Waterfalls and Rivers
4 Lectures 10:13

Learn how to find a great spot to shoot long exposures during the day.  In this lesson you'll learn how we found this great waterfall location.

Survey the afternoon scene

Now we're on location and we'll talk briefly about how to pick the right angle and composition for your long exposure images.  You'll know how to setup like a pro for waterfall shots by the time we're done.

Pick your afternoon spot like a pro

Now we'll move even closer to the action as we approach the roaring water.  Learn how to get even more dramatic images with waterfalls in this hands on lesson.

Create a second scene

We're off to more high adventure.  Let's do a quick recap of how to shoot waterfalls before we go.

Waterfall Wrapup

Now you'll have a chance to edit your long exposure image.
Edit Your Afternoon Long Exposure
1 question
Shoot at Sunset! Sunsets Over The Water
3 Lectures 32:11
Shooting a Breathtaking Sunset

Have you ever seen those amazing images of buildings, clouds, and reflections on the water?  In this lesson you'll see how it's done. By the time you're done you'll know how to create long exposures of buildings on the beach.  

Sunset Building Shoot

Now it's time for the magic.  Buildings with lights on and reflecting in the water is pretty amazing.  In this lesson you'll learn the tricks to capturing a spectacular image. By the time you're done you'll be able to create amazing images during the blue hour.

Shooting an amazing blue hour long exposure with buildings
Shoot At Night! See The City Move
2 Lectures 09:47

Don't have water?  Not interested in buying neutral density camera filters?  No problem, you can shoot car trails all day long.  In this lesson you'll learn how to setup at an intersection for some fantastic car trails.  By the time you're done you'll be ready to shoot car trails.

Shoot car trails at an intersection like a pro

Watch as we create car trail long exposures from the road.  In this lesson you'll see how to create car trails from the road and by the time you're done you'll be ready to setup on any sidewalk or bridge and capture stunning car trails.  Learn the settings and techniques you'll need.

Shoot car trails from the sidewalk the right way
Bonus and Conclusion
4 Lectures 01:18

Bonus time!  Here are Rob's lesson notes when he teaches long exposure.  I think you'll find them helpful.

Bonus, long exposure course slides



Here is absolutely everything we created together in this course.  Get the raw files and JPEGs so you can follow along with each step and lesson.

Course Resources (Raw, JPEG, and Edited Images)
About the Instructor
Rapid Growth Coaching Online
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  Rapid Growth Coaching Online is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their human potential.  

  We feature pro instructors with real world experience.  Our instructors all have a proven track record of success and have helped thousands of students reach their dreams.  Our photography instructors have worked with major corporations and have real world credibility. Our courses have helped thousands of students reach their goals.  Our students range from novice photographers filled with passion to fellow professionals looking to sharpen their skills.  

  Our instructors have been featured by Popular Photography, Digital Photography School, and Tamron.

What can you expect when you take one of our courses?  First, you'll see immediate progress.  Second, expect personal attention as all your questions are answered and you get feedback on every image you post.  Third, expect to have fun as you learn and grow.  

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Robert Warren
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Landscape Photographer

Rob Warren is a professional long exposure landscape photographer, photography instructor, and workshop leader.  Rob studied classical guitar in the California State University system.  He has been a licensed electrician and superintendent before quitting to pursue his passion of photography.    As a photographer Rob leads workshops and teaches long exposure as well as selling gallery prints. His work has been featured at photo studios, camera stores, and by many clients around the world.
  Rob lives and works as a photographer in Hawaii sharing the most beautiful scenes in the world.  HIs passion is for photography and coaching as students learn how to achieve their creative potential.