Skill Level: Anyone
Course length: 4 weeks
Next start date: 4th January
Learn how to take stunning landscape photographs with this spectacular landscape photography course from world renowned photographer, Sue Bishop.
With the sophistication of camera equipment today, taking a regular photograph is relatively straightforward. But taking a photograph that will have more drama and impact than others requires much greater insight.
Sue will guide you through all the various aspects to consider when taking a landscape photograph, including understanding and using natural light, finding the best composition for your photograph, making the most of colour, understanding the ways different focal length lenses behave, and using depth of field. Learn how to take small cameo pictures to tell the story of a location, as well as taking the wider views.
You will glean many different landscape photography tips and insights during these landscape photography classes, and learn how to take your photography to a new level.
From wide vistas of the deserts of Africa, or the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, to quaint windows and doorways hidden away in villages, each chapter is beautifully illustrated by Sue’s best images, alongside detailed captions that explain exactly how each photograph was achieved, as well as the thought processes behind them.
Week 1: Lenses, Apertures and Depth of Field
This lesson will look at the difference that using lenses of different focal lengths can make to your photographs, not just in terms of what you include or exclude, but also in the way that they affect the perspective in your image. We’ll look at finding both the overall picture of a place, and smaller cameo photographs within it. Finally this week, we look at using different apertures to control the depth of field in your photograph.
Week 2: Understanding Light
Light is all-important in photography, and this week we’ll look at understanding the different types of natural daylight. Light varies in direction, quality, and colour temperature, and all these variables have a direct effect on the resulting image. Although we can’t control the type of daylight prevailing when we’re out photographing in the landscape, at least a good awareness of the way the light works will help us to make the best use of what we have.
Week 3: An Artist Eye for Composition
This week we look at the many different choices and decisions involved in composing your photograph, including what to include or exclude, using the rule of thirds, where to put the horizon, making use of lines within the image for visual impact, and other ideas to help you find a well-balanced, harmonious composition.
Week 4: Making the Most of Colour
In our final lesson we’ll look at some aspects of colour theory, including warm and cool colours, colour harmony and colour contrast, and consider how to make the best use of colour in your photographs. We’ll also think about finding pattern pictures within the landscape, creating an image with depth, and including people in your landscape photos.
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Learn how to take the best landscape photographs possible with this spectacular landscape photography course from world renowned photographer, Sue Bishop. With the sophistication of camera equipment today, taking a regular photograph is relatively straightforward. But taking a photograph that will have more drama and impact than others requires much greater insight. Rather than simply concentrating on techniques, Sue breaks down all the different sub-genres of landscape photography and examines the challenges and particular processes involved with each specific environment. You will glean landscape photography tips and insights during this landscape photography classes. From the white sand beaches of Aruba, to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, each chapter is beautifully illustrated by Sue’s best images, alongside detailed captions that explain exactly how each image was achieved.
This course looks at photography in the landscape, from wide vistas of mountains to cameo images within villages, and many other subjects in between. The topics will include
Understanding and using natural light
The impact of lens choice on your photograph
Finding and composing your picture
Making the most of colour in the landscape
Most of all, the course will inspire you to get out in the landscape with your camera and try some new approaches to photographing what you see!