On Location: Wrap Location


Landscape Photography: Start to Finish


Lesson Info

On Location: Wrap Location

So we're gonna wrap up our location shoot. Any final thoughts on big picture? Big picture stuff. I'd say, no matter who you are, whether you're a pro, or whether you're somebody just travelin' around gettin' out to these photos, enjoy it. Don't get caught up too much in something not workin' out for you. There's probably always gonna be weather that didn't happen the way that you wanted. There's probably always gonna be a tourist or somebody that walks in front of your photo and it's not where you wanted. The location's not gonna live up to what you wanted, but just remember, you're out in some really cool places. Whether-- Yeah. Whether it's part man-made, part nature, all nature, whatever it is, enjoy the scenery. I think that's number one, you know. It's, it's-- I'll only gonna get too corny about things but it's also about the journey. It's not just about takin' that picture but it has to be about the journey. It has to be about where you are and enjoying the place that you are. ...

So if I had any advice to people, I know I've gotten caught up in maybe not getting the shot that I wanted, don't worry too much about it. Get the shots that you can get. Enjoy the places that you go to. And I think that's the most important part about it. Awesome advice. Thanks. Cool. Cool. So... We'll just do-- I got a-- I had a slide up here for ya, and then we'll take our quick break. But this kinda summed up, this kinda summed up some thoughts of what we've been lookin' at. So I'll read it for ya. "Photography is an art of observation." This one of my favorites. "Photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I found that it has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with the way that you see 'em." And that's a really good quote to kinda take us to a break because it's so is. Look at the, look at the fall, walk around the hotel. You know, it's like very little to do with the things you see though. I was at a Hilton Garden Inn, and really an uninteresting place, but to get out there and you really make yourself see some stuff, I think, I think I'd be happy with it.

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


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.

Rita Ortiz

Great class by Matt, one of my top favorite teachers at CL. Easy to understand, great tips and amazing photos :) thanks!