Landscape Photography: Start to Finish


Landscape Photography: Start to Finish


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.

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.


1Course Introduction
25 Things Every Landscape Photographer Should Know
3Camera Gear
4Gear Q & A
5On Location: Weather & Safety
6On Location Pre-Visualzation Sutro Baths
7On Location: Camera Settings
8On Location: Composition
9Matt Klowskowski - My Story
10On Location: Bracketing
11On Location: Artistic Choices
12On Location: Pre-Visualzation Marshall's Beach
13On Location: Long Exposure
14On Location: iPhone
15On Location: Wrap Location
16Location Challenges: How to Shoot in Open Sun with No Clouds
17Location Challenges: How to shoot Cloudy, Stormy, & Blah Weather
18Location Challenges: How to shoot Beaches
19Location Challenges: How to shoot Waterfalls
20Location Challenges: How to shoot Panorama Vista Scenes
21Location Challenges: How to shoot Lakes
22Location Challenges: How to shoot Mountains
23Location Challenges: How to shoot Deserts
24Location Challenges: How to shoot City Skylines
25Location Challenges: How to shoot Snow
26Location Challenges: How to shoot Backlit Situations
27Outdoor Landscape Workflow & Organization
28Basic Editing in Lightroom: Part 1
29Basic Editing in Lightroom: Part 2
30Lightroom and Photoshop: Intermediate Techniques Pt. 1
31Lightroom and Photoshop: Intermediate Techniques Pt. 2
32HDR for Landscape Photography
33Panoramas for Landscape Photography
34How to shoot Landscape with Adobe Photoshop in Mind
35Sky Replacement in Photoshop
36Processing Project: Stormy Mountains
37Processing Project: Crashing Waves on the Rocks
38Processing Student Raw Images
39Final Q&A