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Nature and Landscape Photography

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Beautiful landscapes are all around us – they are a joy to experience, but a challenge to capture in a single photo. In Nature and Landscape Photography, you’ll learn the essential tools and techniques for taking photographs that reflect the splendor of landscapes and the captivating details of nature.

In this class, award-winning photographer John Greengo will use illustrations, animations, and photographs of destinations from around the world to teach you the thought process behind great nature photography. You’ll learn which gear is suited to the environment you want to shoot and how to plan for ideal light and composition. John will help you master exposure and focus so you get a better shot in camera and improve your edits by taking you through hands-on photo critiques.

From complicated cameras to challenging environments, several obstacles stand in the way of you taking a photograph that reflects the landscape as you see it. This class will help you take nature and landscape photographs that reflect your unique perspective.

This course is part of the landscape tutorials series. 


  • Course Overview
  • The Bad and Good of Nature Photography
  • Cameras and Sensors
  • Lenses for Nature and Landscape Photos
  • Macro and Tilt Shift Lenses
  • Filters for Nature and Landscape Photos
  • Tripods and Monopods
  • General Camera Tips
  • Exposure and Metering
  • Exposure Modes
  • Exposure Values and Apertures
  • Focus: Modes, Points and Buttons
  • Focus: Advanced Techniques
  • Day 1 Q&A
  • Mountains and Forests
  • Rivers, Waterfalls and Shorelines
  • Open Land, Flowers and Skies
  • Macro Shots and Adding a Human Element
  • Elements of Design
  • Working the Subject
  • The Photographic Process
  • Timing: Seasons and Time of Day
  • Types of Light: Direct Sunlight
  • Types of Light: Indirect Sunlight
  • Composition: Basics and 7 Framing Tips
  • Composition: Angle of View and Aspect Ratios
  • Composition: Panos and Subject Placement

Taught by

John Greengo


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