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Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography

Learn how lighting, composition, and photography techniques help you create stunning landscape and nature photography

4.52 (653 reviews)

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10 hours

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Nov 2020

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What you will learn

You will gain the ability to find subjects and scenes worthy of photographing.

You will understand what great light is and the best light for different subjects.

You will learn to master composition and compose better photographs.

You will understand what photo equipment is best for broad or narrow landscapes.

You will learn the Exposure Triangle and capture perfect exposures each time.

How to take a mundane RAW file and make it look fabulous.

In the Field Trip section, the instructor takes you into the field and demonstrates important techniques.

Bonus lectures include Amazing Places in America, how to find them, and how to photograph them.


Description

2020 Updates: 2 new videos on travel  photography

Do you love the outdoors, landscape, nature, and travel photography? If so, you are in the right place.  

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography.   

In this course jam packed with p[hotography tips, you will learn the key ingredients to creating amazing landscape and nature photos. You will learn about the gear best suited for landscape photography, how to obtain a perfect exposure, how to develop your ‘Eye’ to see striking compositions, and how to ‘see’ the light.   

Join me as I share 35 years of landscape photography experience from across America. We’ll look at how to photograph mountains, rivers, the desert, sunsets and sunrises, forests, all four seasons, and much, much more.     

In this course you will learn:   

  • Everything you need to know regarding photography equipment for landscape photography   

  • How to master exposure settings
     

  • How to creatively use Depth of Field

  • Visual strategies for stunning compositions
       

  • Finding the best light for a subject
       

  • How to make the image ‘pop’ with processing     
       

  • And effective assignments for you to practice and expand your learning

Why learn from me?   
I will share the same techniques I used to create landscape photographs that have appeared in over 500 calendars, hundreds of magazines, advertisements, web uses, books, and more. I have photographed in every state in the lower 48 of the U.S. and will demonstrate the necessary techniques to create stunning photographs. I will show you how I created quality photography that resulted in being published in National Geographic, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Backpacker, Snow Country, Outdoor Photographer, and many more.    

Wait, there’s more…..   
Also included, are multiple lectures all captured while photographing in the wild. They are called Field Trips and are designed to demonstrate important techniques included in the course lectures. I’ll take you with me as I explore and employ a variety of approaches for creating beautiful photographs while in the field.    

There are Bonus lectures as well.   
Having traveled the entire U.S. photographing, I certainly have my share of favorite places and that is what these bonus lectures are all about. I will show you not only the photographs I captured but where to find those locations and in many cases, including the directions to get there and/or GPS coordinates. In some cases, other information is included such as when to go, the best time of day, and even technical details will be included.    

Are you ready to create stunning nature photography?    
Then join me in this online adventure and in no time, you will gain a better understanding of how to create great landscape photographs.   

The mission of this course is to stop letting the camera control you by providing you the knowledge that shows you how to take control of the camera.   

Are you ready to discover simple and easy-to-follow strategies for creating beautiful photographs that I have used for 30 years in my professional business? 

Want to learn more about this course? Click to watch the video above.

Enroll today! Just click Take This Course now so you can get started right away! 

And you can review this course for FREE! And in case you did not know, there is a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee, meaning there is NO RISK TO YOU!

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Who’s the Instructor?

There are many courses on how to be an amazing photographer, but how many are taught by true professionals who have a career and worked as a photographer?

I was formally trained at Brooks Institute in the 1980s and have worked every day since. I have been published in countless magazines (you’ve no doubt heard of), calendars, outdoor product manufacturers, and had my outdoor images used thousands of times. I have taught photo workshops across the USA and the Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos. 

I have taught over 30,000 photography enthusiasts including photo workshops across the USA and the Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos.

I love to teach and want to ensure you succeed and love photography as I do. You can trust me to teach you photography!

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Read what they are saying:

I am an amateur photographer and have been taking landscape photographs during hiking trips for the past 7 years. Coming into this course, I had a basic understanding of landscape photography but relied much of the time on intuition rather than a technique to compose and frame my photos. Sometimes this worked well, other times, less so. This course really helped to give me a much more solid foundation in landscape photography. In particular, it gave me a fresh awareness of how to look at a beautiful scene and identify various ways to capture that beauty in a photograph. Charlie Borland presents each topic in an easy to understand, practical way that I found engaging and easy to follow. The course is comprehensive and well structured and the topics are well thought out and to the point. Charlie's been a landscape photographer for a long time and that came through in his presentations. No hype, just good information, and inspiration. No course can ever cover everything, but I'm glad I chose this course as my first photography course with Udemy. It's re-ignited my interest in photography and helped me to think about where I might go next. Thank you, Charlie!

-David R.


I've taken a number of Borland's classes, so when I saw he was offering a class in Landscape and Nature Photography, I signed up. His classes are always very clear and concise. He has a knack for making complex topics understandable. And all his classes always are full of his beautiful pictures. This class is no exception. It is packed with critical information that is crucial for the beginning photographer to understand but also an important review for the more experienced and knowledgeable photographer. This is a class that every photographer starting out should take.......

Fran Gallogly...5 stars

Charlie is always 5 stars!

Dick Ryerson....5 stars

Charlie is a good instructor.

Todd Reeb....5 stars


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Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography
Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography
Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography
Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography

Content

Introduction to This Course and Landscape Photography

Why do we photograph?

Equipment for Landscape Photography (for Beginners)

Introduction to Landscape Photography Gear

Important Camera Features

Understanding Camera Menus

An Overview of Lenses

Lenses Technical Issues

Photography Fundamentals for BEGINNING Photographers

Photography Fundamentals: The Exposure Triangle

The Importance of ISO

Depth of Field: A Powerful Creative Tool

Introduction to Hyperfocal Distance

Get Better Sharpness with Hyperfocal Distance

Putting it All Together in Depth of Field

How to Get Maximum Depth of Field in Low Light

Field Trip: Exploring Depth of Field in Fall Colors

Field Trip: What's Best Shutter Speed for Waterfalls?

Do you understand the exposure triangle?

Self Assignment: Practice Depth of Field

Photography Fundamentals: Exposure (Beginners)

Introduction to Exposure

How to use a Grey Card for Exposure

How to Use Exposure Compensation

Metering Modes and the Histogram

Your New Best Friend: The Histogram

Have You Heard of Blinkies? Here's Why You'll Love Them.

Why You Want to Expose to the Right

RAw vs. JPEG

The Histogram

Lighting: A Key Ingredient to Beautiful Photography

Overview of Outdoor Lighting

Here's What Reflected Light Looks LIke

See How Lighting Angles Shape Your Subject

See How Backlighting Adds Accent to Your Scene

Finding the Right Light for Your Subject

Finding the Right Light Pt. 2

Self Assignment: Use Backlighting

The Art of Composing Your Scene

The Art of Visualizing Your Compositions

Introduction to Composition

Understanding the Rule of Thirds

The Power of Lines

Strengthen your Compositions with Diagonals

Using S and Z for Powerful Compositions

How to Use Framing to Showcase Your Subject

Creating a Different Look with Framing

Here is Why Near/Far is a Popular Compositional Approach

Self Assignment: Use the best compositional approach

Adanced Compositional Techniques

Enhance Your Compositions With Long Lens Landscapes

Focus on Details With Patterns and Textures

Rhythm and Flow is Landscape Photography

Taking a New Look at Space

Digging Out the Beauty of Natures Designs

Creating Powerful Photographs From Natures Designs

Applying the Art of Technique

How to Capture the Moment

Photographing Mother Natures Many Moods

Self Assignment: Finding Patterns and Textures

Winter Photography

Introduction to Winter Photography

Winter Photography Pt 2

Winter Photography Pt 3

Winter Photography Pt 4

Winter Photography Pt 5

Winter Photography Field Trip 1

Processing Your Digital Landscape Photos

Introduction to Lightroom

Editing in Lightroom

Processing in Lightroom

Making Adjustments in Lightroom

Retouching in Lightroom

Creating Graduated Filter Effect in Lightroom

Using Lightrooms Dehaze Filter & Adjustment Brush

Processing an Image in Lightroom #1

Processing Another Image in Lightroom #2

Fine Tuning an Image in Lightroom #3

Self Assignment: Process a digital file

Processing with Adobe Camera RAW

Adobe Camera RAW 1

Adobe Camera RAW 2

Adobe Camera RAW 3

Adobe Camera RAW 4

Adobe Camera RAW 5

Adobe Camera RAW 6

Favorite Places to Photograph eBooks and Videos

What is Favorite Places?

Favorite Places: Fallen Roof Indian Ruin Utah

Photographing Old Town Albuquerque

Processing the Digital Files from the Old Town Albuquerque Shoot

Course Wrap-Up and More Learning Opportunities

Course Wrap Up

BONUS LECTURE: Private Workshops and More Learning Opportunities


Reviews

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Pam14 September 2020

wondering at this stage if this is going to be too advanced, given the complex array of cameras and equipment the teacher uses

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Gloria9 September 2020

Yes. But I don't have a lot of equipement and extra lenses. I am basically just working with what came with my camera from Costco. But it's still EXCITING to learn how to 'view' things, work with light when possible, and learning how to 'select a shot'. It's good information

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Gary4 September 2020

I enjoyed the course and Charlie's style of teaching. I am a professional photographer and probably more skilled than the average student that would take this course. I still feel education is a very important thing and I continue to take classes even though I've been at this for 40 years. You never know everything and I still learn and take-away something from almost every course I take. That makes it worthwhile. Well Done.

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Saugata11 August 2020

This must be a mandatory course for all, who wants to make Landscape photography as passion. I am not a beginner but may be an intermediate, then also I had learnt number of tips from the instructor Charlie Borland. Some of the experience that he had shared, are so useful that it will take my photos to another level. Thank you, Charlie!

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Alan26 July 2020

I'm not quite sure how to accurately grade this course so far. I think all the concepts of taking landscape photography is there but its like the course is going through the different concepts too fast making it to where I cannot retain the principles. Also it seems that there is not enough detail given about each concept. It's like the information is being presented but not taught but at the same time I know the instructor is trying to teach. I don't know there just seems to be something missing. I don't know, maybe its just me! In addition some of the videos cut off before the instructor has completed his sentence.

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Boston18 February 2020

Been shooting since about April 2019. Had learned enough on my own to take nice pics. This course has been a major boost, really breaking down some barriers I'd hit. Wonderful course. Some parts I had already mastered or had a good sense of, but then a lesson or two later it gets under the hood and drops nuggets of info that blow me away that I had somehow missed (like exposure- I knew to use the histrogram and beat the blinkies, but the idea of and reasoning behind exposing to the right were phenomenal). Seems really good for beginner and intermediate photogs.

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James12 January 2020

Overall the course was put together very well. Section 9 was irrelevant I have issues with Adobe and monthly fees. I would have liked to see more side-by-sides of bad images and similar images that are considered good and why they are bad or good. This would help with image compositions. The course is good if you are starting out.

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Donna9 January 2020

It was a little advanced at first as I am new to my camera and digital photography. He covered a LOT of areas for a newbie, but I caught on quickly due to his detailed explanations and many examples. I learned a lot and found this course extremely helpful. Thanks.

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Carol29 December 2019

Very informative. Packed with excellent tips, and even offers easy to understand explanations of complex techniques.

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Fred18 December 2019

I liked the pacing of this course as well as the content with the exception of the LightRoom section which I do not use. I'm not a beginner but found much of the information a good refresher. I learned important techniques that I will put to use in my photography. I would recommend this course to anyone.

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David15 December 2019

I am an amateur photographer and have been taking landscape photographs during hiking trips for the past 7 years. Coming in to this course, I had a basic understanding of landscape photography, but relied much of the time on intuition rather than technique to compose and frame my photos. Sometimes this worked well, other times, less so. This course really helped to give me a much more solid foundation in landscape photography. In particular, it gave me a fresh awareness of how to look at a beautiful scene and identify various ways to capture that beauty in a photograph. Charlie Borland presents each topic in an easy to understand, practical way that I found engaging and easy to follow. The course is comprehensive and well structured and the topics are well thought out and to the point. Charile's been a landscape photographer for a long time and that came through in his presentations. No hype, just good information and inspiration. No course can ever cover everything, but I'm glad I chose this course as my first photography course with Udemy. It's re-ignited my interest in photography and helped me to think about where I might go next. Thank you Charlie!

J
Jim14 December 2019

I've been taking landscape photos for many years. I am still constantly learning. This course, in one way is a good review and in another way, is teaching me many things I either have forgotten or just haven't learned. One thing I have done while taking this course is to go back to many of my old images I thought were just ok or not and re-edit them according to your teaching and have rescued many of them.

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Dennis7 December 2019

Module 23 of the section on exposure ALONE is worth ten times more than I paid for this course!!! Thank you, sir!!!

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Antony6 December 2019

rather dated , many sections seem to be repeatative , either i know more than i thought or the course is very basic, last chapter seemed to be verbal outakes , overal very disappointing

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Florentina6 October 2019

Thank you so much for very nice courses, I learn a lot and I will take more better landscape photos now. I got a lot of info and tips for my future landscape photography. One more time THANK YOU SO MUCH :)


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