— Charlie Borland




About This Course

Welcome to the Equipment for Landscape Photography course! In this comprehensive guide, you'll discover the essential equipment needed to capture breathtaking landscape images. From cameras and lenses to filters and camera menus, this course will equip you with the knowledge to build a solid foundation for your landscape photography journey.

The course begins with an introduction to landscape photography gear, where you'll learn about the key equipment necessary for capturing stunning landscapes. You'll explore important camera features and gain an understanding of camera menus to maximize the potential of your gear. Additionally, the course provides an overview of lenses, highlighting their technical aspects and considerations for landscape photography. You'll also learn about the significance of camera filters and how they can enhance your landscape images.

Understanding the fundamentals of photography is crucial, especially for beginners. The course covers essential photography concepts, starting with the exposure triangle, which includes aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. You'll learn how to use these settings effectively to achieve optimal exposure in your landscape images. Depth of field, hyperfocal distance, and techniques for maximizing depth of field in different lighting conditions are also explored. Through field trips and self-assignments, you'll have the opportunity to practice and apply these fundamental concepts.

Exposure is a key element in photography, and the course devotes sessions to understanding exposure and using tools such as grey cards, exposure compensation, metering modes, histograms, and blinkies to achieve accurate and well-exposed images. You'll also gain insights into the advantages of shooting in RAW format.

Lighting plays a crucial role in landscape photography, and the course explores different aspects of outdoor lighting. You'll learn about the characteristics of natural light, including reflected light and backlighting, and how to find the right light for your subject. The course provides valuable techniques and strategies for leveraging lighting angles and using lighting to shape your subjects effectively.

Composition is another essential aspect of landscape photography, and the course delves into the art of visualizing and creating compelling compositions. You'll learn about composition techniques such as the rule of thirds, lines, diagonals, framing, and near/far approaches. Through self-assignments and practical examples, you'll develop a keen eye for composition and strengthen your ability to create visually striking landscape images.

As you progress, the course introduces advanced compositional techniques, including using long lenses, focusing on details, exploring rhythm and flow, and capturing the moment. You'll also delve into the unique challenges and opportunities of winter photography and learn techniques for capturing the beauty of winter landscapes.

Post-processing is an integral part of the landscape photography workflow, and the course covers processing your digital landscape photos using Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW. You'll learn how to import, edit, make adjustments, retouch, and create stunning effects in your images. The course also explores creative shooting and processing techniques, including rescuing challenging images and transforming scenes through sky replacement and mood-setting.

To inspire your photographic journey, the course takes you on virtual tours of favorite photography locations, including Fallen Roof Indian Ruin in Utah, Old Town Albuquerque, and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Oregon. You'll gain insights into capturing and processing images from these remarkable places.

As you reach the end of the course, you'll find a wrap-up session that summarizes the key concepts covered. You'll also discover additional learning opportunities and resources to continue expanding your knowledge and skills in nature photography.

Enroll in the Equipment for Landscape Photography course and embark on a transformative journey to capture stunning landscape images. Whether you're a beginner or an enthusiast looking to enhance your skills, this course provides the essential knowledge and techniques to take your landscape photography to new heights. Let's begin capturing the beauty of the world together!

Acquired Knowledge

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.


Basic computer knowledge to process digital photography image files
A camera, lens, and tripod are required to practice the self-assignments


Charlie Borland
Chad Neuman is a seasoned professional in the fields of media, technology, and education, with over a decade of experience in teaching graphic design and digital media. With his comprehensive understanding of the intersection between these areas, he is an asset to the industry and a valuable mentor to his students. Born out of his commitment to education and passion for his field, many of Chad's students have gone on to excel as full-time designers, writers, web managers, and creative specialists. They have won awards and recognition, testimony to Chad's effectiveness as an educator and the influence of his pedagogical approach. Chad's commitment to sharing knowledge extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries. He has developed top-tier online courses in graphic design, logo design, and writing for publications, making quality education in these fields accessible to a global audience. These courses are meticulously curated and designed to equip learners with practical skills they can apply in their professional pursuits. In addition to his independent educational initiatives, Chad has also collaborated with other professors and professionals in the industry. Together, they have launched courses in various areas, including drawing. This cooperative approach underscores Chad's belief in the power of collective knowledge and the importance of interdisciplinary learning. Chad's Masterclasses are designed for both novices in digital media and those looking to upgrade their skills in an ever-evolving digital economy. These classes are structured with the learners' needs in mind and provide comprehensive insights into the industry's latest trends and techniques. But beyond being an educator, Chad Neuman is a professional who has put his skills to the test in real-world scenarios. His experience in the media and tech industries provides him with an edge as an educator. It ensures that his teachings are not just theoretically sound, but also relevant and practical. Chad's expertise in the industry equips him with the ability to adapt to the rapid changes in the digital media landscape. This adaptability translates into his courses, ensuring that his students are always learning the most up-to-date and relevant information. In addition, Chad's impact as an educator is not confined to his mastery of the subject matter. His dedication to his students and his passion for teaching shines through in his approach to education. This passion ignites a spark in his students, encouraging them to explore their creativity and innovate in their designs. Chad Neuman's extensive industry experience, coupled with his proven track record as an educator, positions him uniquely in the field. He has been instrumental in shaping the careers of many successful professionals in the industry.


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