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Nature and Landscape Photography

with John Greengo

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About The Class

essential tools and techniques for nature photography.

Beautiful landscapes are all around us – they are a joy to experience, but a challenge to capture in a single photo. In Nature and Landscape Photography, you’ll learn the essential tools and techniques for taking photographs that reflect the splendor of landscapes and the captivating details of nature.

In this class, award-winning photographer John Greengo will use illustrations, animations, and photographs of destinations from around the world to teach you the thought process behind great nature photography. You’ll learn which gear is suited to the environment you want to shoot and how to plan for ideal light and composition. John will help you master exposure and focus so you get a better shot in camera and improve your edits by taking you through hands-on photo critiques.

From complicated cameras to challenging environments, several obstacles stand in the way of you taking a photograph that reflects the landscape as you see it. This class will help you take nature and landscape photographs that reflect your unique perspective.

This course is part of the landscape tutorials series. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Course Overview

  2. 02

    The Bad and Good of Nature Photography

  3. 03

    Cameras and Sensors

    Learn about the features you should look for when choosing a camera to shoot nature photography.

  4. 04

    Lenses for Nature and Landscape Photos

  5. 05

    Macro and Tilt Shift Lenses

  6. 06

    Filters for Nature and Landscape Photos

  7. 07

    Tripods and Monopods

  8. 08

    General Camera Tips

  9. 09

    Exposure and Metering

  10. 10

    Exposure Modes

  11. 11

    Exposure Values and Apertures

  12. 12

    Focus: Modes, Points and Buttons

  13. 13

    Focus: Advanced Techniques

  14. 14

    Day 1 Q&A

  15. 15

    Mountains and Forests

  16. 16

    Rivers, Waterfalls and Shorelines

  17. 17

    Open Land, Flowers and Skies

  18. 18

    Macro Shots and Adding a Human Element

  19. 19

    Elements of Design

  20. 20

    Working the Subject

  21. 21

    The Photographic Process

  22. 22

    Timing: Seasons and Time of Day

  23. 23

    Types of Light: Direct Sunlight

  24. 24

    Types of Light: Indirect Sunlight

  25. 25

    Composition: Basics and 7 Framing Tips

  26. 26

    Composition: Angle of View and Aspect Ratios

  27. 27

    Composition: Panos and Subject Placement


Meet Your Expert

John Greengo

John Greengo is an award-winning photographer specializing in outdoor and travel photography. Shooting for over 3 decades, John has developed an unrivaled understanding of the industry, tools, techniques and art of photography. When he's not traveling for a new shoot, ... read more

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  • pdf Composition Keynote
  • pdf Equipment Keynote
  • pdf Exposure Keynote
  • pdf Focus Keynote
  • pdf Light Keynote
  • pdf Subject Keynote
  • pdf Timing Keynote

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  • Thomas Hamlin

    November 2014

    Most of nature's beauty has been photographed by lots of people over the years. However, nothing compares to actually visiting famous places, buildings, mountains, etc. and taking your own photographs. John Greengo provides the necessary equipment information, photographic principles, and techniques in a manner which inspires you to put in the extra effort to take the best nature photographs that you can with the gear that you have. His unique illustrations, actual real life photographs, and easily understood explanations are top notch. I highly recommend this outstanding course. I have several of John Greengo's photography courses, and I highly recommend them all. His vast experience with film and digital photography, gained through traveling and working with some well known photographers, gives his courses a unique perspective.

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2014

    I love this course, John. It is one of my all time favorites. First of all I loved your effort scale. I knew as soon as you went through the scale that you are a guy that I want to listen to. To me, the effort part IS the fun part of photography. When you asked the question about one wish ... the first thing that came to my mind was that I wish I had more time for photography. I like the technology, but I do not wish for any special powers. To me, that would take the challenge away. Photography is wonderful because every subject challenges the photographer to get the angle right, the light right, the settings right ... I love that challenge. I think you do too, John, and that is why this course is so special. The attention you pay to every detail comes from the drive you have to meet the challenges with every thing you've got. That is why your class is so special. Your work ethic is exceptional. SandraNightski

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2014

    While delving more thoroughly into Nature and Landscape photography in a smaller format, John Greengo provides us with an amazing companion to his outstanding courses Fundamentals Of Digital Photography and Travel Photography. Here he gives us another necessary treatise to study before packing our gear and heading out in a car, a plane, a boat (or just for a long hike), and it’s as entertaining as the others. Thank you again John Greengo and Creative Live for these expert and brilliantly illustrated programs. I just hope you keep finding more subjects to photograph and provide the instructions for.

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