— Locardi Elia




About This Course

The course "Mastering In-Camera Photography Techniques and Urban Landscapes" is a comprehensive and immersive learning experience designed to equip participants with the essential skills, gear knowledge, and post-processing techniques necessary to capture breathtaking cityscapes and astrophotography. Throughout the course, participants will delve into the intricacies of in-camera photography techniques, including mastering ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and white balance, allowing them to have full control over their urban images. Moreover, they will gain insights into the ideal lenses and gear specifically tailored for urban photography, ensuring they have the right tools to capture the essence of urban environments.

Location scouting plays a vital role in urban photography, and the course provides extensive guidance and tips on finding the perfect locations for creating captivating compositions. Participants will learn how to scout for interesting angles, vantage points, and perspectives that will elevate their urban images to new heights. In addition, they will discover how to set up their camera gear precisely to tackle challenging shooting locations, enabling them to capture the essence of urban life in unique and compelling ways.

The course delves into advanced panoramic photography shooting and stitching techniques, allowing participants to create breathtaking wide-angle urban panoramas with exceptional detail and seamless blending. They will also explore the fascinating world of GigaPano photography, learning how to capture multi-row panoramic images that showcase the grandeur and scale of urban landscapes.

In urban photography, controlling light is of utmost importance, and participants will develop a profound understanding of different lighting conditions such as the golden hour, blue hour, sunrise, sunset, and astro-photography. Through the course, they will learn to harness and master light, using it to create mood, atmosphere, and visual impact in their urban images.

The course goes beyond capturing single moments in time by introducing participants to advanced techniques such as time blending, bracketing, and multiple exposure blending. These methods enable photographers to combine exposures shot at different times, expanding dynamic range, and creating visually striking images that seamlessly blend different moments of the day together.

Post-processing plays a crucial role in enhancing and refining urban images, and the course covers various non-destructive techniques for mastering RAW processing. Participants will learn to optimize their images while preserving their original quality and flexibility for future adjustments. Additionally, they will delve into non-destructive color correction and image adjustment, complex selections, and masking techniques to precisely modify specific areas of their urban photographs.

The course also explores advanced topics like luminosity masking, which empowers participants to achieve precise control over tonal adjustments in their urban images. They will delve into advanced luminosity masking techniques and compound channel masking, refining their selections and achieving precise color corrections for outstanding results.

Participants will gain expertise in advanced object removal and image cleanup, learning how to eliminate unwanted elements and distractions from their urban images, resulting in clean and polished final compositions. They will also discover techniques for replacing skies and adding depth and drama to existing ones, transforming urban skies into compelling focal points.

Finally, the course covers precision sharpening and selective noise reduction, enabling photographers to enhance the overall sharpness, detail, and clarity of their urban images while effectively reducing noise in specific areas.

In conclusion, the course "Mastering In-Camera Photography Techniques and Urban Landscapes" provides participants with an extensive and immersive learning journey to develop their skills and artistic vision in capturing stunning cityscapes and astrophotography. Through a combination of in-depth theoretical knowledge, practical guidance, and advanced post-processing techniques, photographers will be equipped to create breathtaking urban images that capture the vibrancy, uniqueness, and essence of urban environments.

Acquired Knowledge

How to Create and Work With Luminosity Masking Techniques
Advanced Luminosity Masking
Compound Channel Masking for Precision Selections and Color Corrections
Advanced Object Removal and Image Cleanup
How to Replace Skies and Add Depth and Drama to Existing Ones
Precision Sharpening and Selective Noise Reduction


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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