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

Lesson 16 from: Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

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

Lesson 16 from: Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

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Lesson Info

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

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 in Open Sun with No Clouds

So what I've got for you is I think it's 10 or 11 quick topics on situations we can find ourself in, and then suggestions for those situations. Basically here's the rundown is there's the topic, and then there's a couple photos, and then there's thoughts on how to capture and that's how each one runs. It's really quick, so we'll kinda blow through 'em. Open sun, no clouds. You're out there, beautiful sunny day, which is not bad, but sometimes we don't get the clouds, sometimes we don't have any, we're not gonna get any cloud cover, so what are some examples? There was one at Mount Rainier. This was the time that I was there, it happened to be kinda midday-ish, but the colors work. If it is that type of a day, and you have a choice to go out and shoot, what types of places can you put yourself in where you can make the color work? If they sky's gonna be part of the photo, think of the places you can go to that make that work, where blue sky works for it. Same thing, just total cloudless...

sky. So what did I do? Compositionally I left as much of that out of the photo as I possibly could. Some tips for that, minimize sky and try to find some complimentary colors. Your blue skies go great with your yellows, your oranges, your reds, all great colors that if you can figure out some place to be and put that up against it, it'll look nice.

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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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