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Location Challenges: How to shoot Panorama Vista Scenes


Landscape Photography: Start to Finish


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.


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