- Class Overview
Get an overview of what you’ll learn in this course on creative outdoor photography, including how to do panoramas, extending your depth of field, and time-lapse photography.
- Types of Panorama for Outdoor Photography
There are many different panorama techniques, from composite to hand-held to multi-camera. You’ll learn about all of them and the basic techniques for creating them right here.
- Gigapan and Action Pano for Outdoor Photography
Learn to take a Gigapan panorama and get extremely big and detailed shots.
- Additional Lighting: Light Painting, Flash and Ambient
George discusses options for additional outdoor photography lighting, including electronic flashes, the Better Beamer Flash Extender, and using high-powered flashlights to paint with light during long exposures.
- Extended Depth of Field
Sometimes it’s important to have objects in the foreground, middle ground, and background all in sharp focus. Learn about various software programs and techniques to achieve extended depth of field photography.
- Macro Photography Techniques
Learn about macro photography techniques, lenses, and extension tubes.
- Tele-extenders and Outdoor Photography
Learn about using tele-extenders and other tools to get high-magnification shots of things such as a butterfly’s wings.
- HDR as a Tool
High dynamic range (HDR) allows you to take multiple exposures at once and achieve natural looking contrast control within your final image. George offers a variety of HDR photography tips.
- Time-lapse Outdoor Photography
Learn how to shoot time lapse photography with movement and panning.
- DSLR HD Video
Learn about DSLR video shooting techniques and the essential equipment you’ll need.
- Cinemagraphs for Outdoor Photography
George talks about the cinemagraph for outdoor photography, which is a still image with an element that moves.
- Photographing Birds
Digital photography allows you to take incredible shots of birds and their movements. Get some bird photography tips and learn about shutter speeds and the equipment you’ll need to take your best images.
- Photographing Mammals
George discusses wildlife photography techniques and his experiences shooting mammals, including speedy cheetahs, angry elephants, and hungry hippos.
- Photographing Birds and Mammals Q & A
George offers some wildlife photography critiques and answers questions about his wildlife photography, including using a flash when taking pictures of birds and mammals.
- Macro Photography and Flowers
George shares his flower photography techniques and confirms how he took glorious shots at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland.
- Photographing Butterflies
Get some photo tips for photographing butterflies, including the importance of having a telephoto lens and a flash.
- Photographing Snowflakes
Get the scoop on what you’ll need for snowflake macro photography, including special lighting, a copy stand, an adjustable base, and really cold equipment.
- Photographing Landscapes
George offers some landscape photography tips for beginners and talks about some of his favorite places and landscape images.
- Photographing Lightning
Learn how to photograph lightning and how to take video of lightning storms.
- HDR Landscapes and Time Lapse
Learn about HDR landscape photography—compiling a series of pictures to capture various levels of light.
- Final Outdoor Photography Q&A
Students get a chance to ask some final questions of George about outdoor photography ideas, including things such as panoramas, extenders, and white balance.