— Locardi Elia




About This Course

The course "Mastering Photography Basics and Techniques for Cityscape and Astrophotography" is a comprehensive and immersive learning experience designed to equip participants with the essential skills, knowledge, and techniques necessary to capture breathtaking urban and celestial images. Throughout the course, participants will delve into a wide range of topics, starting with a solid understanding of photography basics, including ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and white balance. They will learn how to effectively utilize these settings to achieve proper exposure and creative control in their cityscape and astrophotography images.

The course goes beyond the fundamentals by providing an overview of the best lenses and gear specifically tailored for cityscape and astrophotography. Participants will gain insights into the characteristics and capabilities of different lenses, enabling them to select the ideal equipment for capturing stunning urban and celestial scenes. Furthermore, they will discover tips and techniques for better composition, angles, and vantage points, allowing them to create visually striking and impactful images.

Advanced techniques such as panoramic photography shooting and stitching will be explored in-depth, enabling participants to capture vast, sweeping cityscapes and celestial panoramas with exceptional detail and seamless blending. They will also learn how to work effectively in urban environments, navigating the challenges and leveraging the opportunities presented by bustling cityscapes.

The course dedicates attention to the creative use of solid neutral density filters, which allow participants to control light and achieve long exposures, resulting in ethereal effects in skies and water in their urban and astrophotography images. Participants will also gain insights into capturing stars and star trails, unlocking the secrets to long exposures, precise focusing, and creating mesmerizing compositions that immortalize the beauty of the night sky.

Locating and capturing the Milky Way galaxy will be explored, providing participants with the knowledge and techniques necessary to plan and execute captivating images of this celestial wonder. The course also delves into the importance of understanding and mastering light, including the golden hour, blue hour, sunrise, and sunset. Participants will learn how to utilize and manipulate light to create mood, drama, and breathtaking urban and celestial images.

Exploring artistic possibilities, the course demonstrates the creative use of fisheye lenses for unique and immersive compositions, allowing participants to unleash their creativity and capture eye-catching perspectives. Participants will also gain insights into shooting through windows and removing glare, acquiring techniques for minimizing unwanted reflections and distractions in their urban images.

Advanced techniques like time blending, bracketing, multiple exposure blending, RAW processing, extensive color correction and image adjustment, complex selections and masking, luminosity masking, advanced object removal and cleanup, as well as precision sharpening and noise reduction will be covered in detail. These techniques enable participants to refine and enhance their urban and astrophotography images, elevating them to a professional level.

In conclusion, the course "Mastering Photography Basics and Techniques for Cityscape and Astrophotography" offers a comprehensive learning journey that equips participants with the essential skills, knowledge, and techniques to capture breathtaking urban and celestial images. Through a combination of theoretical understanding, practical guidance, and advanced post-processing techniques, photographers will be empowered to create stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring astrophotography compositions that truly stand out. Whether you're a beginner or an enthusiast, this course will provide you with the tools and expertise to take your photography to the next level.

Acquired Knowledge

Photography Basics (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, White Balance, etc)
Overview of best lenses and gear for Cityscape and Astrophotography
Shooting Through Windows and Removing Glare
Time Blending (combining exposures shot at different times)
Bracketing and multiple exposure blending
RAW Processing


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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