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Waterfall Photography in Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Course Preview

In this course, designed for photographers who have beginner to intermediate experience with waterfalls, David Johnston, professional landscape photographer, will show you how to photograph waterfalls based on his experience shooting some of the most pristine waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. David will discuss some of the essential gear for waterfall photography, including…

Why Knowing Manual Is Essential for Photography Success

I’ve had the pleasure of talking to a lot of photographers in a lot of different photo industries. I thought that the best way to find my place in the photography world was to try every field and stay in the field where I felt at home. I remember one distinct conversation with a wedding…

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Getting Exposure Right for Outdoor Photography – Course Introduction

In this course, designed for beginners and intermediate photographers looking to deepen their understanding and sharpen their skills, pro nature photographer Ian Plant shows you how exposure works, and how to get it right. Ian discusses the “Exposure Triangle” of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO; camera metering modes; using the camera’s histogram and exposure compensation…

Photography for Beginners: Camera Shooting Modes

For the beginner, SLR digital cameras can be intimidating, especially when it comes to the various camera shooting modes. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you the function of each of the camera shooting modes located on the dial at the top of your camera. The P or Program mode…

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Ian Plant, Managing Editor of Outdoor Photography Guide, leads photography workshops and tours around the world to help beginner and advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision. His personal photographic project, Dreamscapes, moves beyond the literal and transforms subjects into something unexpected, bridging the line between the real and surreal. Ian relies on long…

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Photoshop Tips for Beginners

In the 21st century, making photographs has evolved into a process. First, you capture the image with your digital camera, and then you transfer the electronic file into post production editing. There are several post processing software systems, but Adobe Photoshop is by far the most popular for beginners. In this article, I will address…

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Beginners Guide to Manual Mode

You Get with Your Class:

  • In-depth Instruction; Over 50 minutes
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  • Indefinite access. Pay once, view forever
  • Printable Class Guide supplement
  • Access to Class-only Q&A with experts

Photography for Beginners: Exposure Compensation

Do you often shoot in aperture or shutter speed priority mode? If so, you know that this technique allows you to set those two key variables. However, your camera still makes the decision about the proper exposure. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you how to overcome automatic exposure when…

Beginners Guide to Outdoor Photography

You Get with Your Class:
  • In-depth Instruction; Over 40 minutes
  • On-demand video access – anytime
  • Indefinite access. Pay once, view forever
  • Printable Class Guide supplement
  • Access to Class-only Q&A with experts

Beginners Guide to Woodland Photography

You are fairly new to landscape photography, and you want to trek into the woods for some exciting photo ops. How do you approach this adventure? Woodland photography requires preparation and patience. In this premium video, Outdoor Photography Guide’s Tom Peters takes you to a beach woodland in the United Kingdom and tackles the woodland…