Skip to main content

Watch Preview

Travel Photography

with John Greengo

Log in or Sign up for FREE and get full access to these and thousands of other Open Lessons in our catalog! Watch 2 Lessons For Free

  •   01 Class Introduction

    11:45
  •   16 Advanced Techniques

    13:00

Class duration: 5h 28m

See all 32 lessons
  • 22K students

    100% satisfaction guaranteed

  • 95% recommended

    22 student reviews

  • Access anytime

    OFFLINE SYNC WITH iOS APPS

Get the Pass

starting at $25 $13/month*

$299 $149/year or $39/month

Unlock this class plus 1500+ more >

Watch Now

You already have access!

Buy Class

$49

About The Class

Travel Photography Doesn't Have To Be Stressful

Are you going on a once in a lifetime trip and want to have photos that you can share with friends and family? Do the decisions of what to bring, where to shoot, and what to capture feel overwhelming? Travel photography can feel challenging, time consuming, and expensive. But with the right tools you can plan and prioritize to come home with images that you treasure.

Join photographer, educator and author John Greengo, who has photographed all over the world, as he guides you through all of the steps that you need to capture the photos that you want during your travels. This class will offer different plans of what to bring, and how to create a realistic agenda based on your priorities, whether it’s documenting your trip, telling a story through photographs, or simply capturing great images.

John will teach you:

  • What gear to pack based on your goals.
  • How to create a media storage plan and workflow while traveling.
  • Best practices on how to find and scout the best locations to photograph.
  • How to approach locals and build trust before taking their portraits.
  • Camera techniques and settings for different shooting scenarios.
  • Different types of travel photos, such as The Walk Away, The T-Shot, and Environmental Portrait.
  • What to do with your photos once you’ve returned home.

Don’t let the challenges of travel photography keep you from capturing images that will provide you with lifelong memories. Join John Greengo to learn the best techniques, tools, and technology to capture great photos no matter you limitations in time, money and resources.

Topics Covered


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    11:45
  2. 02

    Travel Photography: The Challenges

    09:49
  3. 03

    Travel Photography: The Rewards

    07:03
  4. 04

    Setting Expectations & Research

    21:48
  5. 05

    Travel Gear

    19:13
  6. 06

    Health, Safety & Security

    11:09
  7. 07

    Gear: General Advice

    06:20
  8. 08

    Gear: Cameras

    15:56
  9. 09

    Gear: Lenses

    12:48
  10. 10

    Gear: Tripods

    15:44
  11. 11

    Gear: Filters

    04:08
  12. 12

    Gear: Camera Accessories

    13:33
  13. 13

    Gear: Final Thoughts

    03:55
  14. 14

    Camera Checks

    04:20
  15. 15

    Technique: Camera Settings

    13:30
  16. 16

    Advanced Techniques

    13:00
  17. 17

    Workflow & Composition Ideas

    07:42
  18. 18

    Scouting

    17:33
  19. 19

    Locations: Blue Mosque & Charles Bridge

    06:08
  20. 20

    Locations: Opera House & Dumbo

    05:12
  21. 21

    Locations: Ait Ben Haddu & Taksang Monastery

    04:51
  22. 22

    Details: Buildings

    05:15
  23. 23

    Details: Pattern

    14:51
  24. 24

    Details: Collections, Vignette & Close Up

    09:20
  25. 25

    People: Street & Candid

    08:46
  26. 26

    People: Telephoto & Chaos Theory

    07:08
  27. 27

    People: The Walk Away & The T-Shot

    08:38
  28. 28

    People: Environmental Portrait

    15:37
  29. 29

    People: Building Trust & Classic Portrait

    07:05
  30. 30

    Wildlife

    08:44
  31. 31

    Events

    08:19
  32. 32

    End of the Road

    09:35

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

See instructor's Classes

Bonus Material

Access your course materials here!

Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • pdf Travel Photography - Class Notes
  • pdf TravelPhotography - Presentation

95% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • TOnya

    September 2018

    As usual John has been an awesome instructor. He is so energetic and fun. I love taking his courses and this was no different. I absolutely loved it. I have learned so much by taking his courses. Thanks John for all you do to help us beginners out.

  • user 1399347749726793

    user 1399347749726793

    September 2018

    John is fabulous ... and so inspiring! I can travel the world and live vicariously through him! I've watched John for years and always find that he teaches me something new every time! Thanks John and CreativeLive for another awesome class!

  • Creativelive Student

    September 2018

    John Greengo was fresh, exciting and entertaining. He was extremely well prepared for this class, and I loved hearing little nuggets from such a seasoned travel photographer. The course provided great content and ideas I can take with me on my next trip!

    Similar classes you might like

    You know who’d love this class...?

    When gift-spiration strikes, grab it. Give this class to a friend who’d love it. For their birthday or just because. (Or just because you missed their birthday.)

    GIFT THIS CLASS