• 2:31

    Professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant discusses the direction of light when doing landscape photography. Ian talks about front lighting and side lighting, and how side lighting can be useful for revealing texture in the landscape and the shape of landforms. He also discusses the importance of choosing a position that keeps your shadow…

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  • 4:09

    Although midday light is typically not ideal for landscape photography, professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant shows you how to successfully photograph intimate landscape details during the times of the day when the light is not optimal for grander landscape scenes. Ian uses a mid-range zoom lens to photograph compositions of cracked mud in…

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  • 5:30

    Sunset is a striking time for landscape photography. Professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant demonstrates using dramatic stormy clouds at sunset to make compelling landscape photos. Join him as he searches for interesting leading lines in the landscape to use as foreground elements to juxtapose against the colorful sky. See all videos in our…

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  • 7:14

    Professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant discusses using a telephoto lens to exclude extraneous visual elements and simplify compositions, which he calls the “art of exclusion.” He also talks about using a wide-angle lens, which requires mastery of the “art of inclusion,” where the photographer must find a way to successfully work with more…

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  • 1:45

    Professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant discusses how to deal with visually chaotic landscapes. He demonstrates how to use strong, bold, eye-catching “visual anchors” to create a sense of order in a composition. Ian searches for interesting landscape features to provide a logical starting point for the viewer’s visual journey throughout the photograph. See…

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  • 8:59

    Join professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant as he photographs stormy clouds and lightning as a dramatic storm passes over the landscape of Badlands National Park. Ian demonstrates techniques for capturing lightning with your camera, and he discusses how storm clouds can help you create compelling landscape photos. After the storm has passed, Ian…

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  • 0:58

    Professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant discusses the importance of using leading lines to create compelling landscape compositions. He searches the landscape for lines that will lead to a dramatic background and interesting clouds in the sky. See all videos in our Photographing the Badlands Course: Photographing the Badlands – Course Preview Photographing the…

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  • 2:04

    After a week of photography in Badlands National Park, professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant gets one final chance to photograph stunning sunset light. He chooses a compelling leading foreground, and waits for the moment when the light is at its peak. Ian looks back at his favorite moments and photos from the trip.…

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  • 7:39

    Photographing the magnificent Colorado Elk in its natural habitat is an exciting challenge. In this video from Rocky Mountain National Park, wildlife photographer, Doug Gardner, shows you plenty of tips and techniques. Doug and fellow photographer, Michael Mauro, track an elk herd in a serene mountain valley. You will learn how to focus on the…

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