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Location Challenges: How to shoot Mountains

Matt Kloskowski

Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

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22. Location Challenges: How to shoot Mountains


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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 Mountains

Mountains. What do we do with mountains? One of the things I can tell ya is if you can get first or last light of the day on mountains, looks great. That's one of those things where I don't necessarily, I said I love twilight, after the sun goes down, before it comes up, mountains are one of those things I like the sun to be up just a little bit. See the red glow on him? I want there to be color. See how that first morning light gives you all that texture and that depth there? If you can get that first early morning or last evening light on the mountains, to me that's the way that I think that they look their best. Look at the one off in the distance again, on the left there, that's early morning. Fill the frame. I don't have it here, I don't think I was able to do it on this shot 'cause they're still pretty far off in the distance, but this is Mono Lake. Zoom in. When you have that first morning or late evening light on mountains, sometimes the shot can just be a zoomed-in shot of the...

mountain. Looks cool. In fact, I would've done it, I think I did do it there, and it's still a cool photo too. Zoom in, that can be your photo. Zoom in, fill the frame with it. There's a little thing, you guys ever hear of Alpenglow? You know what's funny about it is, it's called Alpenglow. I thought it was alpine glow, I thought somebody was just mispronouncing it. It's actually named, the person's last name is Alpenglow. But it's the glow after the sun goes down and reflects light on the mountain. That's really what it is, it's not actual direct light on the mountain, it's the sun's down and it's reflecting light and it gives you a glow, which is really kinda what a lot of that is, too. I just thought glow, and it looks like it's glowing, like somebody named it alpine glow. But it's actually the last name of a person. Many of the useful facts that I know in life.

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.