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How to Capture and Edit Landscapes in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

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Finding the Light

Jared Platt

How to Capture and Edit Landscapes in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

2. Finding the Light
Nature photographers are patient; waiting for the early morning light or setting sun is key. Jared shows you in real time how to read the natural elements in the scene and the different angles of light to wait for.

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1 Introduction Duration:01:02
2 Finding the Light Duration:01:12
3 Crafting Composition Duration:00:49
4 Histogram and Spot Metering Duration:01:50
6 Taking the Shot Duration:02:12
7 Capturing an HDR Image Duration:02:23

Lesson Info

Finding the Light

It's early morning in Arizona and we're waiting for the sun to rise because we want the perfect light on our subject. It doesn't matter how beautiful the scenery is that you see before you, the photograph is always gonna look better if the light is right, and you're gonna get the best light early in the morning right after sunrise, or you're gonna get that same beautiful light right before sunset. And the reason that light is so beautiful is because it's not directly overhead, it's coming in at an angle and creating shadows and highlights. For instance, the reason we're waiting here, for this light, is because I have mountains in the background, and those mountains are very flat if they're not lit from the side. And so I'm waiting for the sun to come up and hit the edge of the mountains so that I have shadows and highlights, and that creates volume. And while I'm waiting for it to rise and hit my cactus and light everything up, I need to make sure that my composition is correct and my ...

focus is correct, because once that light comes over that horizon, I need to get it as quickly as possible, because it only gets worse as the sun rises in the sky.

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand how to use your camera in manual mode
  • Observe your setting, time of day, and whether to apply appropriate settings on your camera
  • Shoot and edit images in HDR
  • Make quick adjustments to take your photos from good to great
  • Navigate within and between Lightroom and Photoshop with ease

ABOUT JARED’S CLASS:

Nature photography can be awe striking - a seemingly impossible combination of serendipity, expensive gear, and finesse. However, you don’t need to have to be Guy Tal, Gary Hart, Frans Lanting or a National Geographic photographer to capture beautiful images in the natural world.

In How to Capture and Edit Landscapes in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, professional photographer and educator Jared Platt gives you a jumpstart into the world of outdoor photography. In practical and focused lessons, Jared takes you on location to shoot in natural light and back into the studio to learn simple adjustments and tricks to make your images truly stand out.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginners
  • Photography enthusiast
  • People who want to take better pictures on their travels

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, Adobe Lightroom CC 2019

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subjects of photography and workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post-production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at www.jaredplattworkshops.com.

Reviews

James Kitt
 

I wish more people would present this way! Each step from beginning to end demonstrated in short, concise and useful actions. Every tool and technique is something that I either use, (now better) or will start using because I now understand how to use it efficiently. I highly recommend this course!

Fauzan Pojam
 

Finally, a video tutorial that taught me what I've known on basic level and truly explore how to use it properly and what everything means. I've been waiting for something like this for awhile now. Greatly improves my technique now so thank you for this!

Angie Purcell
 

Great class wi with tons of helpful hints for both Lightroom and Photoshop.