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Landscape Photography: Capturing Adventure

Lesson 13 of 13


Ryan Resatka

Landscape Photography: Capturing Adventure

Ryan Resatka

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Lesson Info

13. Wrap


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1 Class Introduction Duration:02:02
2 Planning Trip Research Duration:03:21
3 7 Principles Duration:04:01
4 Gear Considerations Duration:07:22
5 Packing Essentials Duration:06:14
6 Location Scouting Duration:04:19
7 Sunrise Shooting Duration:18:48
8 Composition Basics Duration:06:14
9 Midday Shooting Duration:03:47
10 Adding Human Element Duration:12:32
11 Sunset Shooting Duration:12:52
12 Post-Production Duration:25:38
13 Wrap Duration:02:29

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To recap everything that we've gone over from beginning to end, we first went over picking where you wanna go, researching your location, making sure that if you're going to visit or when you're going to visit that it's going to be at the appropriate time. Figure out what kind of photos you wanna get making sure you have the correct gear. Actually going to the location, scouting it, making sure that it's what you envisioned when you saw photos of it, or looking around and seeing if you can find something else. Properly planning when you're going to visit it for the right lighting and the time, actually getting in there and executing it. With executing it, with this style of photography, again, you're on the go, you wanna make sure that you're maximizing your time and you're getting as many photos as possible while you're visiting this place, and you don't know when you're gonna be there again. So make sure that you're making every moment count and you're getting the moments that you do...

wanna capture while you're visiting. We went through framing and composition. We went through making your subject come to life, telling a story, being able to encapsulate the moment by using foreground elements and things to make your entire image look complete or full. We also went through framing and cropping your images, making sure that when we're cropping something we're keeping in mind our point of reference or our subject or leading lines so that we wanna draw the person through the whole photo. We wanna keep in mind of our foreground and making sure that there's interesting elements the entire way through the image that we're trying to create. This whole course is designed to make you understand that with this style of photography that it can take you anywhere. You can capture anything you want anywhere in any way that you want to. You're not necessarily held down by using a tripod or any other gear but only your own creativity and imagination. I hope that what you can take away from this is that you're going to be able to produce the content that you want in the way that you wanna do it and that you're gonna be efficient about it as well at the exact same time. I love this style of photography, and it's given me the opportunity to be able to travel and see some really cool places and work for some really awesome brands and I'm very, very grateful for it. I also just wanna say thank you so much to Olympus and CreativeLive for letting me do this and being able to speak about my craft and how I go about shooting and the way that I do it, and I could not be, again, more grateful for being out here and enjoying it, especially here in Glacier, Montana. And I hope that you guys learned something. Follow me along at my social channels, it's just my name, Ryan Resatka, on Instagram, on Facebook. And my website is Thank you so much for following along.

Class Description


  • Plan and research for your most photographable experience
  • Scout your locations and determine the best time for shooting
  • How to incorporate people into your composition
  • Considerations for sunrise and sunset
  • Gear solutions to keep you trekking without the weight


Get out and explore and capture amazing images as a part of your memories. Adventure Photographer, Ryan Resatka, will take you in the field as he explores and captures one of the most incredible National Parks. He’ll teach how to research and plan your trip in advance so you understand the park guidelines, how to prep your lodging and maximize your success. He’ll walk through his process on a variety of different locations from lakeside to vistas to show how to work through any situation. He’ll teach how to direct, style and work with people to add different compositions to your landscapes. Ryan likes to stay on the road and shooting, so he’ll talk through packing and gear essentials to keep you ready for any photo opportunity that greets you on your journey.


  • Adventure photographers
  • Travel photographers
  • Landscape Photographers


Ryan Resatka is an adventure photographer based out of Los Angeles, California who has a passion for the outdoors and traveling. His passion for adventure has allowed him to work with a variety of world-class brands, companies, and tourism boards. Whether it be the arctic tundra or a tropical beach, Ryan captures the absolute best content for companies that allows them to engage with their audience and consumers. 



This is actually a question....regarding "park guidelines". Will you cover what permits are needed, costs; and most of all "insurance". I'd like to take my photography "pro", but these "hoops" appear to be confusing and expensive. Is there any way around them? Or to get the cost down to reasonable? I live in Nevada near Death Valley and travel to California often.