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Landscape Photography Level 1
Launching Summer 2020
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6 Hours - 7 Modules - 68 Segments - Fee $80


Landscape Photography is one of the most popular areas of photography. Still, it can be very challenging for the newbie. How do you find a good location? Which is the best time? Do you need expensive equipment? Your tutor answers all this & more!

About the course

This special Landscape Photography online course is designed to show you how to take great shots in every outdoor location, and does so with a completely new approach to photography training. Specific tips about locations are given, including direction as to the best locations.

We tell you what settings to use for aperture, shutter speed and ISO. We will tell you the best type of lenses to use and we will even talk about how to use neutral density (ND) and Neutral Density Graduated Filters (ND Grads). All you will need to do after this great course, is get out and shoot!


Learn key camera techniques

This online course is designed for those with entry level skills, but who are looking to make the most out of their landscape photographs. All digital SLR's from every brand suitable, including CSC cameras, from Fuji, Olympus, Sony, and Panasonic. 

This course is also suitable for Bridge Cameras and high end Compact Cameras, as long as they allow you to change apertures. 

Learn great post processing tips in the computer 

Using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements this course covers many simple techniques that you can quickly use to enhance any landscape image. This is also an ideal time to try using Raw Images, as the techniques are much the same as they are for Jpegs, but the quality is usually immeasurably higher, particularly in tricky lighting conditions.

Topics covered 

During this unique online course you will learn key elements of landscape photography including:

  • Using Rule Of Thirds
  • Finding Foreground Interest
  • Finding Lead-In Lines
  • Using The Sky
  • Capturing Movement With Slow Shutter Speeds
  • Use Of Polarizers
  • Use Of Neutral Density Graduated Filters
  • Bracketing
  • Manual Focus Points
  • Aperture Priority
  • Depth Of Field
  • Why Shooting 2 Stops Down Matters
  • Shooting Raw
  • Processing Your Shots

Full color, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Full color, illustrated PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of our courses. Because lectures tend to have an effect which lasts only a short while, particularly if no notes are given out, we believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting. As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards. These will be made available to you for immediate download once the course is purchased.

This course is made up of Modules and Segments

This course is made up of various modules, each of which has a number of video segments that set out to explain individual elements of the main topic.

Understanding Modules

Every module is designed to stand on its own, covering the overall topic that the title of the module suggests, but it may benefit from the modules that come before it. Whether it is possible to watch modules out of sequence depends on your own previous experience with this topic.

Understanding Segments

Each module has a number of video segments, each of which correspond to a particular page in every set of tutorial notes. These segments concentrate on a specific topic relevant to that particular module. They are also great for quick recaps at a later stage. Spacer

MODULE 1 Overview: Setting The Camera Up
Segment 01 Use Manual Focus Points
Segment 02 Use Aperture Priority
Segment 03 Watch Your Depth Of Field
Segment 04 Capture Movement With Slow Shutter Speeds
Segment 05 Bracketing Gets More Detail In The Light & Dark Areas
Segment 06 Maximize DOF By Focusing 1/3 From The Bottom
Segment 07 If DOF Is Not An Issue Shoot 2 Stops Down
Segment 08 Get A Decent Tripod
Segment 09 Turn Off Anti-Shake When On A Tripod
Segment 10 Use A Hot Shoe Spirit Level If No Electronic Level
Segment 11 Raw Gives The Best Quality
MODULE 2 Overview: Creative Techniques
Segment 12 Keep Going Back To A Location
Segment 13 Try Black & White (Particularly If The Weather Is Bad)
Segment 14 Look Up At The Sky
Segment 15 Rule Of Thirds Rules
Segment 16 Minimize Washed Out Skies
Segment 17 Go Low To Kill Flat Areas
Segment 18 Find Foreground Interest
Segment 19 Find Lead-In Lines
Segment 20 Polarizers Deepen Blue Skies
Segment 21 Neutral Density Graduated Filters Help Darken Skies
MODULE 3 Where to from here?
Course Tutor: Dave McKane
Course Tutor: Dave McKane

The tutor for this course is a fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Over the years, he has owned and used over 30 cameras, covering all of the major brands. He is well versed in almost every camera available on the market today. Dave started teaching photography in 1985, and set up the Institute of Photography in 2005 (now the IOP-Online), since then, he has taught over 20,000 students. He has also been the lead trainer for both Canon and Nikon.

Dave has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium. He has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.

Dave graduated with honors from a 3 Year Photography Course in Dublin, Ireland, in 1985, and has over 35 years of experience in creative photography. He received his first film SLR in 1982 and has owned many darkrooms. Dave was early to adopt the use of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002), and Lightroom (2007).

His favorite saying? "It depends..."

Dave believes that there is only one answer to every question in photography. When he is asked what lens to get, "it depends"; the best flash; best camera; best tripod. He feels he is not being trite with this answer, simply because there is no "best." With flash, for example, a good one might not be available for your camera, so he needs to know the camera first. With lenses, he needs to understand what your budget is.

Dave's work can be seen in the following places: Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
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Course Code LAN1-O
Modules 3 Modules/15 Segments
Learning Hours 6 Hours
Course Fee $80
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