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Location Challenges: How to shoot Deserts

Lesson 23 from: Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

Location Challenges: How to shoot Deserts

Lesson 23 from: Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

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Lesson Info

23. Location Challenges: How to shoot Deserts

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Course Introduction

08:52
2

5 Things Every Landscape Photographer Should Know

23:32
3

Camera Gear

11:26
4

Gear Q & A

33:04
5

On Location: Weather & Safety

18:55
6

On Location Pre-Visualzation Sutro Baths

07:29
7

On Location: Camera Settings

21:59
8

On Location: Composition

27:09
9

Matt Klowskowski - My Story

06:28
10

On Location: Bracketing

15:15
11

On Location: Artistic Choices

16:12
12

On Location: Pre-Visualzation Marshall's Beach

06:09
13

On Location: Long Exposure

15:05
14

On Location: iPhone

17:31
15

On Location: Wrap Location

02:15
16

Location Challenges: How to Shoot in Open Sun with No Clouds

01:52
17

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

01:50
18

Location Challenges: How to shoot Beaches

01:27
19

Location Challenges: How to shoot Waterfalls

01:40
20

Location Challenges: How to shoot Panorama Vista Scenes

01:38
21

Location Challenges: How to shoot Lakes

02:11
22

Location Challenges: How to shoot Mountains

02:24
23

Location Challenges: How to shoot Deserts

01:29
24

Location Challenges: How to shoot City Skylines

01:44
25

Location Challenges: How to shoot Snow

02:53
26

Location Challenges: How to shoot Backlit Situations

06:56
27

Outdoor Landscape Workflow & Organization

31:38
28

Basic Editing in Lightroom: Part 1

44:17
29

Basic Editing in Lightroom: Part 2

26:52
30

Lightroom and Photoshop: Intermediate Techniques Pt. 1

30:35
31

Lightroom and Photoshop: Intermediate Techniques Pt. 2

12:31
32

HDR for Landscape Photography

07:54
33

Panoramas for Landscape Photography

18:14
34

How to shoot Landscape with Adobe Photoshop in Mind

21:14
35

Sky Replacement in Photoshop

18:48
36

Processing Project: Stormy Mountains

09:12
37

Processing Project: Crashing Waves on the Rocks

10:01
38

Processing Student Raw Images

41:03
39

Final Q&A

14:17

Lesson Info

Location Challenges: How to shoot Deserts

Desert. So desert, to me, is about texture. Texture and warmth. So these shots, when you get out there in the desert and sand dunes. It doesn't even have to be in the desert. It could be on the beach. Like in sand, desert sand. Low light. The low angle of the sun is what gives you that depth and texture on the sand dunes. So as the sun gets up, what happens? It all flattens out. So when you're out in these places, and you're looking at sand dunes, desert, beach, whatever it happens to be, the low light is what's gonna make all that texture appear. So you wanna be there when the light's gonna be the lowest in the sky. Then, if you are in the desert, show off what makes it a desert, you know? I just smack my camera right down on the ground, right in front of these cracks. 'Cause that to me, that says desert. So I made that the focal point of my photo. There you go. Low light to emphasize texture and get close. That's the theme between both of those. You'd never see those ripples if I was...

back far. If I was zommed out, you wouldn't see the ripples as good as you do when it's close up.

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Ratings and Reviews

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!!!!

Louie
 

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.

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