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Lesson 1 from: Travel Photography: The Complete Guide

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

1. Course Introduction


Class Trailer



Course Introduction


Camera Gear for Travel


What Camera Gear Should You Buy?


Gear Bags for Travel Photography


Location Research and Pre-Trip Planning


Importing and Naming Conventions in Lightroom


Processing Images with Presets in Lightroom


Lesson Info

Course Introduction

(applause) Hello, and welcome to CreativeLive. My name is Kenna Klosterman and I am your host for Travel Photography: the Complete Guide with Ben Willmore. Now you may know Ben as a Photoshop expert, a Lightroom expert but he is also a travel photography expert and I can't wait to learn from him. So please help me welcome to the stage, Ben Willmore. (applause) Hey, Jenna. Ben! So fabulous to have you back. Yeah, it's good to be here. Now this is my favorite subject matter, travel photography. And what I hear from a ton of people who are travel photographers is that you come home and you have thousands of images from your trip and you're totally overwhelmed and don't even know where to start. Well, the thing about it is the place to start is before you even start the trip because part of it is thinking about where you're about to explore and making sure you're prepared when you get there so that you're not overwhelmed with what's in front of you. True. And then when you ge...

t home, you've got to have a system for dealing with your images and I'll show you one where you'll be able to tell the status of any image in just a glance. You'll know, has it been processed? Is it ready to show anybody? Does it need a lot of work left, or anything else? And you should be able to find pretty much any important image in about five seconds of time. Five seconds, Ben? Yeah. That means if you want to see a monk at a temple with an orange umbrella, you should be able to do that in five seconds. But those are only for your important images. You're not gonna find images that don't look good. You want to be able to have a friend walk up and you just say, "Hey, check this out, here's a monk at the beach." And you can find it in a matter of seconds. Fantastic, well I know we have a lot to learn from you, Ben so why don't you take it away? Sounds good, well let's get started with travel photography.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lightroom Presets Quickstart Guide
Lightroom Preset Sampler
Pre-Trip Planning
Actions Sampler Guide
Travel Photography Handbook
Actions Sampler
Lightroom Keywords
Big Set of Lightroom Presets
Practice Images
Travel Photogtaphy Mobile Guide
Gear List
Lightroom Tips and Keyboard Shortcuts

Ratings and Reviews


This was simply an amazing experience! Without a doubt the best investment of time and money I have experienced in quite awhile. Ben's complete command of the subject, the practical tips, suggestions and reference information was outstanding. I have enjoyed point and shoot photography for some time and recently decided to invest in some decent DSLR equipment (Canon EOS D70). I have a trip to Cape Town and Johannesburg South Africa rapidly approaching and thought it might be a good idea to take some classes and make an effort to get up the learning curve ASAP to take advantage of this travel opportunity. "Discovering" Creativelive and Ben Willmore's class was literally an answer to prayer! There is nothing like sitting at the foot of wisdom, taking notes, and having numerous "ah-ha" moments! This was great....looking forward to more classes. Thanks for the high quality effort!

a Creativelive Student

Genius! Ben is a brilliant master teacher - focused, clear and holds back no information. The best! This course has condensed the equivalent of 10 courses into one. He is a perfectionist in his approach and knows how to present the material. He is the leader in photoshop and photography "par excellence". Highly recommend any of his courses. Save your time and start with the best - everyone loves Ben!!!!

Nichole Sams

I feel the title of this class, Travel Photography, is much to limiting for what you are really going to get. As a wedding photographer, who dreams of traveling, I attending the class live in Seattle, and was hoping to get some inspiration for on location shoots. What I got, however, was a WHOLE LOT MORE. I would recommend this class to anyone with a camera and Lightroom. What I learned about how lightroom works and how to integrate it with photoshop is invaluable. I actually think they should charge WAY more for this course. The bonuses with purchase from the keywords (we are talking every key word you could possibly imagine) and the presets (holycow everything you would ever need) are worth exponentially more than the course price itself. Ben is a gentle easy going teacher and nice to listen to. His ease of teaching pretty complex ideas was truly wonderful. If you are reading this you must buy this course, it is well worth it!

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