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Location Challenges: How to shoot Panorama Vista Scenes

Matt Kloskowski

Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Matt Kloskowski

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20. Location Challenges: How to shoot Panorama Vista Scenes


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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

Lesson Info

Location Challenges: How to shoot Panorama Vista Scenes

So the high up panorama vista scenes. They're gonna happen. I think we still need to take pictures at them. So what do we do? A lot of times as you look through a couple of these photos here is you could see that I minimized the sky. Right? And I zoomed in. So, if you take a wide-angle lens up to any of these places you're never gonna get the shot that you think you're gonna get. Think about going to the top of the tallest building in San Francisco and then taking your 16 to 35. It will minimize everything off in the distance. Everything's gonna look that small. So it's almost the opposite. We think we're going up high. We think we're gonna capture a wide scene. We must need a wide lens, and we don't actually need that wide of a lens. I'd rather see you zoom in and pick apart pieces of the scene than taking a 16 millimeter. This is probably in the 50 millimeter range. This is probably my 70 to 200. Probably close to 70. And then that's 70 to 200, too. But pick apart the scenes that are...

in that big area.

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.