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Landscapes and Light

with Matt Kloskowski

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About The Class

produce beautiful landscape photography under any lighting condition.

In Landscapes and Light, Matt covers all of the different types of natural light you'll encounter while shooting landscape photography out in the field. 

There isn’t much you can do to influence the light Mother Nature provides on any given day, but you can learn how to work with it. In this class, Matt will show you amazing tips for how to capture the best possible light when shooting, and he’ll discuss the best tools for post-processing and making the most out of any outdoor photo shoot.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Understand & Work with Sidelight

    Matt explains how sidelight can be used to add shape and contours to your landscape photographs.

  3. 03

    Understand & Work with Backlight

  4. 04

    Understand & Work with Diffused Light

  5. 05

    Understand & Work with Twilight/Blue Hour

  6. 06

    Understand & Work with Cloudy, Stormy, and Blah Light

  7. 07

    How to Best Shoot into the Sun

  8. 08

    Understand & Work with Front Light

  9. 09

    Understand & Work With Good and Almost Good Light

  10. 10

    Understand & Work With Night and Moonlight

  11. 11

    Understand & Work with Silhouette

  12. 12

    Understand & Work With Mid-day Light


Meet Your Expert

Matt Kloskowski

Matt Kloskowski is a Tampa-based landscape photographer who loves teaching and photography (in that order). Because he feels that enjoying photography, Photoshop®, and Lightroom® can get way too complicated, his personal mission is ... read more

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  • Joann

    August 2017

    Excellent class. I especially appreciated the specifics of what types of subjects work best in each light, as well as the Lightroom tweaks that work best with each. This is a very helpful guide.

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2015

    I have been looking for this specific type of information. I love the outdoors and have always wanted to be able to capture it. Great course. The examples really helped and loved the part about blah weather. I really needed that because I would just stay home and not shoot on those days. Now I feel inspired to go out in any weather. Thanks.

  • Andrew

    September 2017

    Short, sweet and to the point. Packed with useful information on which subjects work best in each type of light, how to capture them in camera, and how to post process to get the best end result. Recommended!

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