Travel Photography: Take Beautiful Photos on Your Adventures
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Complete guide to taking better photos with your camera while traveling. A perfect photography course for beginners.
3.9 (196 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.
16,384 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the basics of photography
  • Learn how to use the manual settings on your camera
  • Learn to be an inspired travel photographer
  • Learn how to be prepared for your next vacation to take great photos
  • Learn to edit your photos to really make them pop!
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  • A camera to practice with (any kind will do)
  • A desire to explore the world

You're here because you want to to take better photos on your travel adventures, right?

It's great to have you here. I LOVE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY!

This is the perfect course if you're a beginner photographer, and want to shoot and edit better photos on your next adventure.

It's time to show off your photo skills to all of your friends and family on social media with your best photos!

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular video and photography courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like this:

Thank you for your wide teaching lesson on photography. I learned about so many aspects on the topic. I now tried to correct my works with lightroom (which I had before) adopting your advise on tools in it. I was really happy about the result. Thank you and see you next time! - Pamela Elfman

There was a lot of information on photoshop and Lightroom that helped me with the post-processing of photos. Phil's own photos are beautiful examples of what can be achieved. I would have liked more information on the camera settings used for each photo. I learned a lot during this course as I'm only a beginner. - Anne Deans

A very informative course that was interesting to watch and learn. I was particularly fascinated by the Adobe Lightroom section of this tutorial on how bland photographs can be greatly enhanced, once you understand the concepts of highlights, shadows and colour in photography. - Ian Walker

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how to shoot video with DSLR cameras. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

How many times have you flipped through a travel magazine and been inspired by an exotic photo of some far off destination? 

Ever wondered what it takes to capture amazing photos like that? 

This course is for you: for you the wanderer, the explorer, the vacationer, the mom, the dad, the loved one. This course is for anyone looking to take better photographs while traveling. I truly believe anyone can take amazing photos. With the skills and techniques learned in this course, you'll be taking travel magazine worthy photos in no time!

Travel Photography Tips You'll Learn:

  • Best camera options
  • Complete equipment check
  • Prepping for your trip
  • Travel safety basics
  • Travel types, and so much more

Photography Basics You'll Learn:

  • Exposure
  • ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture,
  • Depth of Field
  • Composition
  • White Balance
  • Lighting
  • Thinking outside the box
  • And more!

I'll show you some of my award winning, and gallery shown photographs. I'll discuss in detail how the photograph came to be, the difficulties taking it. For each photograph we'll cover lighting, composition, and why I took the photograph.

A complete section on shooting portraits will enhance your portrait skills. We'll talk about how to improve your flash photography. You'll be taking great group shots in no time!

A complete section on photo editing covers the basics of editing your photographs to make them pop! We'll be using Adobe Lightroom, a program that you can download a free trial (I'll show you how). What will we be covering in this section?

  • Correcting Exposure
  • Color Correction and White Balance
  • Playing with Saturation and Vibrance
  • Tone Curves
  • Adding Grain
  • Sharpening Images
  • Selective Color Editing
  • Adding Vignettes
  • Cropping
  • Creating a Panorama in Photoshop
  • and so much more!

For all of these lessons, you will follow along as I edit my own travel photos from places like the Philippines, France, Italy, India, Mexico, across the United States, Chile, and more top destinations.

I am confident that you will be a much better photographer after taking these lessons. After your next trip, you'll have artwork worthy of your walls.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



Who is the target audience?
  • Amateur photographers wanting to improve their skills
  • Parents wanting to take better photos of their familes
  • Anyone hoping to capture our beautiful world through photography
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 06:52
In this lesson, we'll discuss what this course is all about.
Preview 06:52
Traveling Photographer Basics
5 Lectures 42:27
In this lesson, we'll discuss what the best camera option for you is.
Choosing the Right Camera

In this lesson, I'll go over the proper equipment for a traveling photographer.
What to Pack: Equipment Check

In this lesson, we'll talk about backing up your photos while traveling.
Backing up your Photos while Traveling

In this lesson, I'll talk about different types of travel destinations - hopefully to inspire you to your next trip!
Where to Travel: Examples

In this lesson, we'll go over basic travel safety and precautions.
Travel Safety Basics
Photography Basics to Enhance your Travel Photos
6 Lectures 50:21
In this lesson, we'll begin to learn how to use the manual settings on your camera. We learn about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
Learning the Manual Settings

Let's quiz your knowledge on subjects such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

Dealing with Manual Settings
5 questions

In this lesson, we'll cover the basics of shooting RAW and why this is the best option while traveling.
Working with RAW

In this lesson, I'll talk about the importance of knowing how to manually set your white balance while shooting.
Getting the Right White Balance

In this lesson, we talk about camera stabilization and it's importance while traveling.
Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, Or?

In this lesson, we'll talk about how to properly use the camera flash while traveling.
Using the Flash

In this lesson, we talk about the importance of journaling while taking photos abroad.
Portraits: Shooting Pictures of People
3 Lectures 22:27
In this lesson, we'll look at some portraits and group shots. We'll focus in on the backgrounds to inspire you to take great shots of people.
Choosing a Great Background

In this lesson, we'll talk about taking candid photos while traveling.
Be Candid

In this lesson, we'll talk about being courteous while taking photos of locals.
Photograph the Locals
Creative Travel Photo Tips
6 Lectures 56:34
In this lesson, we'll talk about compositions and how to take photos with creative and unique compositions.
Creative Compositions - Samples

In this lesson, we'll discover the beauty of sunset and silhouette photography.
Sunsets & Silhouettes

In this lesson, we'll look at some great landscape and nature photos. 
All About Landscapes and Nature Photography

In this lesson, we'll talk about depth of field and how that can effect your photos.
Depth of Field Explained

Let's look at some panoramas to get inspired to take great photographs.

In this lesson I talk about thinking outside the box to get creative photos. I show you samples of my photos that I think are creative, and some that I think should have been more creative.
Taking the Road Untraveled (aka Thinking Outside the Box)
Editing Travel Photographs
14 Lectures 01:51:45
In this lesson, I'll show you how to download a free trial of Lightroom to use while editing photos.
Preview 03:39

In this lesson, we'll begin to tackle Adobe Lightroom. I teach you everything you need to know to get started editing photos. Go slowly because this lesson is packed with a ton of information.
Lightroom Basics

In this lesson we'll go over the basics of editing in Lightroom for a second time to make sure you completely understand the power of this program.
Lightroom Basics 2.0

In this lesson I'll show you my workflow for editing travel photos.
Practice 1: Basic Lightroom Edits

In this lesson we'll talk about fixing exposure.
Practice 2: Fixing the Exposure

In this lesson we'll learn how to properly fix the white balance in your photos.
Practice 3: Fixing Bad White Balance

In this lesson we'll learn about fixing flash photographs.
Practice 4: Editing a Flash Photograph

In this lesson we'll talk about cropping photos.
Practice 5: When to Crop Wide

In this lesson we'll learn how to create silhouettes from normal images.
Practice 6: Creating a Silhouette

In this lesson we'll learn how to enhance sunset photographs.
Practice 7: Enhancing Sunsets

In this lesson we'll talk about making your landscapes look amazing.
Practice 8: Better Looking Landscapes

In this lesson we'll talk about saturation and black and white editing.
Practice 9: Playing with Saturation | Black and White Photography

In this lesson we'll practice editing more photos in Lightroom.
Practice 10: Quick Edits

In this lesson we'll learn how to stitch together a panoramic image in Photoshop. We'll also talk about using the clone stamp tool to fix any errors.
How to Create a Panorama in Photoshop
Course Wrap Up
3 Lectures 11:40
Thank you for taking my class! You are all wonderful!
Thank You | What's Next?

In this lesson, I'll tell you a little bit about myself so you can get to know me better.
Preview 10:54

This lecture contains some amazing discounts to other courses that you might be interested in to further your knowledge.

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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Best Selling Instructor, 300,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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