• 8:29

    Adapting Photographic Vision to Landscape

    After several days photographing Yasur Volcano, pro landscape photographers Ian Plant and Zac Mills begin to adjust their approach. They discuss the importance of learning what the landscape has to offer, and refining one’s personal vision to better capture the spirit of the place. Ian and Zac begin experimenting with adding a human element to…

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  • 2:29

    Photographing Vanuatu – Course Wrap-Up

    Pro landscape photographers Ian Plant and Zac Mills wrap-up their amazing photo adventure to Ysaur Volcano in Vanuatu. Ian shares some final thoughts about the importance of pushing one’s creative boundaries and striving to make meaningful, compelling, and artistic photographs that connect with viewers and engage their curiosity. See all videos in our Photographing Vanuatu…

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  • 2:38

    Behind the Shot: Sunset Over Lake Superior

    In this video, pro nature photographer Ian Plant wades through waist deep water to get into a sandstone “sea cave” on the shore of Lake Superior. Join him as he discusses artistic and technical strategies for photographing sunset over the lake from inside the cave. To learn more about landscape photography, check out Ian Plant’s…

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  • 2:07

    Behind the Scenes: Shooting a Sea Cave

    Nature photography can often be physically challenging. In this video, pro nature photographer Ian Plant takes you behind the scenes for a photo shoot inside a sandstone “sea cave” he discovered along the shore of Lake Superior. Join him as he travels by kayak to the cave, and then sets up his tripod with extension…

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  • 3:24

    How to Photograph a Rainforest

    In this video, pro nature photographer Ian Plant explores the visual chaos of the rain forest of the Pacific Northwest. Ian discusses the importance of using bold shapes to create a sense of order when working with chaotic compositions. He also talks about working in different types of light in the rain forest, and the…

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  • How to Photograph in the Rain
    6:18

    How to Photograph in the Rain

    Have you ever had your photographic plans disrupted by rain? It happened to professional photographer and instructor, Layne Kennedy, when he was photographing a waterfall. In this video about how to photograph in the rain, Layne shows you how to capture creative images after you’ve been rained out of your original plans. “Find a place…

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  • Photography in Cloudy Conditions
    3:55

    Cloudy Day Photography Settings

    Finding the right cloudy day photography settings can be a challenge for many amateur shooters. In this video, professional photographer and instructor, Layne Kennedy, shows you some landscape photography tips on a dark, overcast day. The photography in cloudy conditions lesson begins in the woods at the Eloise Butler Sanctuary in Minneapolis under a canopy…

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  • 1:28

    Focusing for Landscape Photography – Course Preview

    With landscape photography, the accepted standard is to ensure that everything in the picture frame appears to be in sharp focus. This raises the question that is most vexing to landscape photographers: Where do you focus your lens to get everything in focus? In this mini-course, world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant explains everything you need…

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  • 9:36

    Focusing for Landscape Photography: Hyperfocal Distance

    You are a budding landscape photographer, but you’re struggling with image sharpness, keeping all the elements in focus from near to far. In this mini-course, world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant shows you how to focus your lens to hold sharpness for everything in your frame. This technique is called hyperfocal distance, and it’s the key to creating quality landscape images.

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