— Locardi Elia




About This Course

The course "Photography Basics and Landscape Mastery" provides a comprehensive learning experience covering essential technical aspects and creative artistry in landscape photography. Participants will gain a solid foundation in photography basics, including ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and white balance, and understand how to apply these settings effectively in their landscape images. The course offers an overview of the best lenses and gear specifically suited for landscape photography, ensuring participants have the right equipment to capture stunning landscapes.

Composition is a critical element in landscape photography, and the course provides valuable tips and techniques for better composition, enabling participants to create visually captivating and balanced images. They will learn about focus stacking techniques to maximize depth of field, bracketing and multi-exposure blending to expand dynamic range, and the effective use of graduated neutral density filters to manage challenging lighting situations. Additionally, participants will discover how to achieve beautiful long exposures to blur water and skies, creating a sense of movement and ethereal effects in their landscape photographs.

The course covers the process of building panoramic images, allowing participants to capture sweeping vistas and expansive landscapes with exceptional detail and seamless blending. Participants will also learn how to effectively handle sun flare and harness the power of light, including the golden hour, blue hour, sunrise, and sunset, to create mood, drama, and captivating landscape images.

Using lens compression to their advantage, participants will discover how to enhance perspective and create impactful compositions in their landscape photography. They will explore techniques for removing or adding the human element to their images, enabling them to tell stories and convey a sense of scale and connection to the environment. The course also delves into the use of polarizers to enhance colors and manage reflections in landscape photographs.

Post-processing plays a crucial role in landscape photography, and the course guides participants through RAW processing and editing workflows. They will learn techniques for color correction, image adjustment, basic object removal, painting, and cloning to refine and enhance their landscape images. Additionally, participants will gain insights into advanced masking and layering techniques, empowering them to make targeted adjustments and creative edits in their post-processing workflow. An introduction to luminosity masking will further expand their control over tonal adjustments and fine-tuning of their landscape images.

The course also introduces time blending, a technique that involves combining exposures shot at different times to capture various lighting conditions and create visually striking images. Participants will learn how to effectively blend different moments in time, resulting in seamless transitions and stunning representations of landscapes throughout the day.

Throughout the course, participants will encounter new challenges and solutions designed to enhance their skills and equip them with the necessary knowledge and techniques to excel in landscape photography. The lessons not only cover the technical aspects but also focus on the creative and subjective artistry that makes landscape photography so popular.

Please note that while the tutorial was filmed using specific tools and plug-ins, some may have evolved or changed since then. Participants may need to use workarounds or alternative options to utilize certain plug-ins, and it is important to be aware of any updates or changes to the software used.

In conclusion, the course "Photography Basics and Landscape Mastery" offers a comprehensive learning journey, equipping participants with both technical knowledge and creative artistry to excel in landscape photography. From composition and focusing techniques to post-processing workflows and advanced editing, participants will gain the skills and insights needed to capture breathtaking landscape images.

Acquired Knowledge

Photography Basics (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, White Balance, etc)
Overview of best lenses and gear for Landscape photography
Tips for better composition
Focus Stacking and maximizing depth of field
Bracketing and multi exposure blending
Graduated Neutral Density Filters
Solid Neutral Density Filters
Blurring water and skies with long exposures


Locardi Elia
Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, writer, experienced public speaker and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.


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