Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Lesson 19 of 39

Location Challenges: How to shoot Waterfalls

 

Landscape Photography: Start to Finish

Lesson 19 of 39

Location Challenges: How to shoot Waterfalls

 

Lesson Info

Location Challenges: How to shoot Waterfalls

Waterfalls. So, waterfall, moving water, foreground. Again, capture that movement in the water. So, where do these tend to look best? What can we do to help ourselves with waterfalls? What we want to try to do is no direct sunlight. Direct sunlight is gonna wreak havoc on our waterfalls. So there's so many times where sunny-ish weather is what we're looking for. If I'm gonna shoot a waterfall that day, really overcast weather is kind of the best day to shoot it. Because if you look at these photos, they're all overcast. There's no direct light. This photo, the photo you see on the left there. There's a little hint of sunlight on, you can't see it here, but on that far right side, there's a little hint of sunlight there. But I don't want sun on the water. You don't want direct sun on the water because in order to capture movement in the water you gotta do a longer shutter speed, right? And so what's gonna happen if there's sun on it? Or a really bright hot spot? So, we want to try to ca...

pture our waterfalls either before the sun gets too high or on a cloudy overcast day. But if you start to get those little dappled spots on it, it takes away from the waterfall. And then longer exposure, but not too long. We talked about that, too.

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.



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.

Jerry Gammon
 

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.