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Location Challenges: How to shoot Cloudy, Stormy, & Blah Weather

Matt Kloskowski

Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

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17. Location Challenges: How to shoot Cloudy, Stormy, & Blah Weather


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1 Course Introduction Duration:08:52
3 Camera Gear Duration:11:26
4 Gear Q & A Duration:33:04
7 On Location: Camera Settings Duration:21:59
8 On Location: Composition Duration:27:09
9 Matt Klowskowski - My Story Duration:06:28
10 On Location: Bracketing Duration:15:15
11 On Location: Artistic Choices Duration:16:12
13 On Location: Long Exposure Duration:15:05
14 On Location: iPhone Duration:17:31
15 On Location: Wrap Location Duration:02:15
32 HDR for Landscape Photography Duration:07:54
35 Sky Replacement in Photoshop Duration:18:48
38 Processing Student Raw Images Duration:41:03
39 Final Q&A Duration:14:17

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Location Challenges: How to shoot Cloudy, Stormy, & Blah Weather

Cloudy, stormy, blah weather. I find if we can get ourselves near any type of textured patterns, scenes where we can fill the frame with something else but the weather, sometimes that flat light works. Something like these, this was in Bandon, Oregon. Pretty seemingly like simple scene. It's just, it's really decay. Like anybody thought they were creating a nice photo when they let all this go, but to me this would never look good on a sunny day. This is meant to be photographed in this flat, overcast-type light and I think it adds to the mood of the whole photo. You saw this photo earlier. Blah clouds, but when you look at the, and then dramatic clouds, sun poking through. That's something to keep looking for. If you see the cloud cover moving and changing, like last night. If I wasn't working last night, I would've gotten my camera and tried to get out to go shooting somewhere 'cause the clouds were just rolling through. I could look down, I can see the Golden Gate Bridge from my roo...

m, and I can look down and I could actually see warm light and then it got faded, and then warm again. It's probably a pretty neat light show down that way. But in that case, I'm gonna emphasize the clouds. I'm gonna show the drama. I'm gonna show the drama in camera and I'm gonna show the drama in post-processing. We're gonna talk about tomorrow and I'm gonna throw a lot of clarity and contrast onto those clouds and we'll look for breaks in the clouds.

Class Description

It’s one thing to learn how your camera works and study the theory behind landscape photography; it’s quite another to put your knowledge into practice out in the field. Take this class, and you will learn everything you need to know about taking amazing photos of the great outdoors - and turn them into beautiful display-worthy masterpieces.

Join professional landscape and outdoor photographer Matt Kloskowski for this class, and you’ll learn:

  • How to use composition and proper lighting to shoot landscape and outdoor photographs.
  • How to get your images from camera to computer, and how to pick out the best of them.
  • How to enhance your images through Lightroom® and Photoshop®
Matt Kloskowski is a Sony® Artisan of Imagery, and the author of 15 books on post-processing in Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop®. In this class, he will walk you through everything that he does to plan his outdoor shoots, select his gear, capture great shots, and post-process his images to evoke the beauty and grandeur of the outdoors.


Christian Ruvolo

Mat Kloskowski class is really amazing, full of very useful tipps and inspiration. Wonderful pictures by him help to understand the explanations an I am learning A LOT from him!!! Thank you for the class!!! TOP!!!!


I love Matt's teaching style, humor, honesty, friendliness. I love On1 and all the other demos and critiques he does. He makes me enjoy the craft/art of photography much more and is a great inspiration.

a Creativelive Student

This class was for beginners and I believe Matt did a great job of giving students an great introduction to landscape photography. More on the practical than technical side, but that seems appropriate for an intro class. He comes across as a "real" guy who loves what he does and is eager to share his knowledge. Those new to photography will get a lot of helpful information and tips in this course.