Travel Filming: Landscape & Portrait Photography
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Travel Filming: Landscape & Portrait Photography

You will learn how to shoot and edit spectacular video and photos while on vacation. Best-selling instructor.
4.1 (6 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.
42 students enrolled
Created by Robb Montgomery
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Shoot professional-quality images that viewers (and clients) will love.
  • Feel confident with a camera in any travel situation
  • Master filming techniques that will hook viewers right away, maintain their interest in a story, and leave them feeling satisfied after watching.
  • Visually document a story subject to create a great travel tale.
  • Know what the rules are and, more importantly, how to break them
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  • Be ready to explore the world with a camera

Learn to take stunning travel photos and scenes that people will pay for (and your family will love).

What will you learn?

  • Explore, shoot and sell spectacular videos with your smartphone.
  • Take stunning travel photos and scenes that people will pay for (and your family will love).
  • Understand timeless video principles that will stay with you for all projects, and with all cameras.
  • Gain film school level insights for conceptualizing, shooting, and editing a holiday travel scene.
  • Produce HD video content without expensive equipment.
  • Develop your own unique style of video and photo taking that set your shots apart.

Taught by @VideoJournalist - this course features genuine pro advice and exclusive behind-the-scenes access where you will learn how to film amazing and stunning photographic and video scenes that will impress viewers every time.

This course is about making exceptional travel photography - no matter what camera you have or where you are in the world. 

These pro techniques will show you how to explore the word, capture spectacular images that will wow your friends and family. 

He even included a section with sage advice for how to market your skills and sell your videos. 

This instructor travels, teaches and earns his living doing exactly what you see in this course. The lessons for this course were filmed in Egypt, Chile, Berlin, the Alps, Doha, Singapore and many other exotic locales.

This material is taught by a bestselling author and professional filmmaker and video journalism professor. He teaches the same photo safari approach to the pros who come study with him in Berlin and also to his university students in Paris and Vienna. 

These methods work quickly to help you develop your photographic 'eye.'

In this 'Ultimate Travel Photography and Video' masterclass, you will taken behind the scenes with a pro adventure travel photographer who explains how he gets the original and valuable shots that tourist photographers fail to see.


  1. Travel light
  2. Get lost
  3. Challenge yourself
  4. Connect the shots
  5. Be a people watcher
  6. Be safe
  7. Film in manual mode
  8. Wake up early
  9. Stay out late
  10. Play with time
  11. Speed ramping
  12. Remain curious
  13. Ditch the group
  14. Embrace strangeness
  15. Chase the light
  16. Take a hike
  17. Tell a story
  18. Plan ahead
  19. Anticipate action
  20. Talk to people

"The only way I know how to discover the rhythm of life in a place is to experience it with all of my senses and then document that feeling with my lens." - Robb Montgomery

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the technical aspects of photography or fall prey to camera envy that suggests 'I could be a pro, if only had I had THAT gear." 

Pros are judged by their work, not the tools that help produce it. And pros get paid to film and edit: so we are also including guidance in this area as part of the course.  


Every travel photo pro will tell you that the best piece of gear they carry is their eyes (and a brain that is tuned to observations that others often miss). 

They know how to get the 'money shot' and to also film scenes that can be sold to people who are happy to pay for the shots that result from a pro's approach to travel filming.

In this course you will see practical, real world examples that back up the fact that great photography and travel videos are are a result of the photographer's approach to new environments, and a knack for getting the most of every situation. 

To prove the point, these lessons feature professional images and scenes that have been captured with a smartphone. This is intentional. 

Shooting advice is easy to give and many of the common themes are best supported by having the pro instructor show you exactly all the things that went into getting that great moment or visual sequence. 

Not in someone else's work. but in their own. What went right, what went wrong. What were the problems to solve and how did they get sorted?

We show you what goes into  the planning, the anticipation, and the willingness to venture outside comfort zones.

That's the secret knowledge worth exploring in this series.

BONIUS SECTION: Earn income with your travel video skills

  • Use Video to Establish Yourself as an Expert
  • Earn income as a Freelancer
  • Take Great Video with Your Smartphone
  • Make Captivating Explainer Videos
  • The Key Ingredients of a Great Videos
  • Freelance Video Production

Travel photo pros will tell you "Don't eat where the tourists do, but where you see locals. Just set off down a street and see where it leads. Look around the bends, over the rises. Get away from the crowd."

In this course, you will see what lies just beyond the edges when you drift away from the tourists and tourist sites, away from what is too familiar and comfortable.

It may help to think of this as a course that guide to be an expert in photo hunting.

Whenever a pro photographer leaves the confines of his camp, he is ready and able to capture whatever pops up —and now you will be too,

"Get closer, then get closer still. Try different angles, different lenses." 

This course goes far deeper than the cliche advice found in free tutorials.

Instead we will learn to wait for the light, build a moment, embrace bad weather, and explore strange new situations.

We are never be in a hurry to get somewhere else, if where we are is or will be the place to be to capture a piece of magic in our frame.

This course is a masterclass in showing you how to do exactly all of these things. 

For fun and for profit!.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to improve their travel photos and videos
  • Mobile journalists
  • Travel lovers
  • mobile photographers
  • Freelancers
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Curriculum For This Course
Getting started
2 Lectures 05:19

Travel light
The best photos and videos
2 Lectures 04:00

Types of video
Ultimate Travel Filming Tips
19 Lectures 45:18
Get lost

Challenge yourself

Be a people watcher

Wake up early

Stay out late

Play with time

Speed ramping

Remain curious

Ditch the group

Embrace strangeness

Take a hike

Tell a story

Plan ahead

Anticipate action

Talk to people

Connect the shots!

Name the six shots
1 question
Make money with video production
9 Lectures 04:05
Top freelance video opportunities

Business and Corporate video

Demonstration videos

Tutorial videos

Personal greetings



Speed draw and Quick recipes
About the Instructor
Robb Montgomery
4.2 Average rating
467 Reviews
10,039 Students
15 Courses
Best-selling Instructor, journalism professor & Entreprenuer

Robb Montgomery is a journalism professor with international expertise.
       His clients include:

BroadcastersCNN, Reuters, Channel News Asia, VRT, MTV3, MediaCorp, and 24SATA. 
Organizations: British Cycling, Irish Broadcasting Authority, IREX, WAN-IFRA, and the Institute of Physics.
Educators: University of London (SOAS), Stockholm University, Danish School of Journalism, FH Wien (Vienna), EFJ (Paris), Michigan State University, and the University of Notre Dame. 

Montgomery is a Best-eller author and worked as an editor in the newsrooms of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times for 15 years before founding his media advisory business in 2005.

In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with certificate course packs for mobile journalism and smartphone filmmaking.

Montgomery produces workshops worldwide on design thinking and mobile journalism. Mid-career professionals seeking professional development certification in these new skills frequently study with him in Berlin.

Since 2005, Montgomery has trained more than 10,000 storytellers in mobile journalism and design thinking.

He is the author of Smartphone Filmmaking (Routledge Press – 1Q 2018) and  "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.”  (ISBN 978-0-9903502-0-0. 2015, Visual Editors.)


In 2012, Montgomery developed the smartphone reporting training, technology and workflows used by hundreds of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast reporters and correspondents.

• For IREX and USAID, Montgomery developed the world’s first mobile journalism lab for Radio Liberty and several journalism schools in Georgia.

• As a journalism educator, he authors and produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Institute for Journalism & Media Management (Vienna) and the EFJ School of New Journalism (Paris).

• He was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015.

• Montgomery has redesigned several major newspapers including the Chicago Sun Times, Leadership and the San Francisco Examiner

• His work with the investigative journalism team at the Sun-Times won him recognition at the Peter Lisagor awards and he has been awarded top honors in Society of News Design competitions since 1992.

Current activities 

  • Authoring a textbook on smartphone filmmaking for the academic publisher, Taylor & Francis
  • Developing mobile journalism workshops and masters degree program
  • Leading prototyping workshops for new product development