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Location Challenges: How to shoot Lakes

Lesson 21 from: Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

Location Challenges: How to shoot Lakes

Lesson 21 from: Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

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Lesson Info

21. Location Challenges: How to shoot Lakes

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 Lakes

Lakes, so we love glassy reflections. The more glassy we can get. Foreground, you know the other things for lakes? Framing. See the trees framing the lake here? Lakes are great if you can find a natural frame. There's just something about a lake with kind of a tree hangin' over it. It's tough to do. You gotta practice this one because there's a fine line between distraction and frame. And we've probably all seen it. You see a tree that's halfway hanging down over the photo, that's distraction. So there's a fine line between all that. And I can even do a self-critique of myself on this photo and say, if I sent this in to a photo competition, I'm gonna get torn apart for that. Blurry leaves in the foreground, because they're so close to me, this kinda interrupts part of it. But framing in lakes really helps out reflections. So what kinds of things can we do to help with that? Early morning, late evening. You ever notice hot air balloons? When do the hot air balloons go up? Early morning,...

late evening, why? Winds are at their lowest early mornings and late evenings. I'm not saying they're always gonna be down there but by and large, that's when you're gonna have your calmest winds. So if you think you're gonna be near a lake and if you can get out there in early morning or late evening, it's the best time to go. That shot right there, I got to it like, probably an hour, hour and a half before sunset and it was just ripply. And I'm like, oh, man, I'm not gonna get the shot that I thought I was gonna get because I thought I was gonna get that perfect reflection. And sure enough, right at sunset, it just died down and just crystal clear.

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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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