Study the art and method of professional landscape photography to create inspiring landscapes images. Whether you work in photography, want to start a business or simply follow a passion, this course is ideal professional development for you.
Certificate of Landscape Photography is an online professional development course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to explore and develop your creativity through landscape photography.
In this landscape photography course, you will explore how to use lighting, filters, equipment, camera settings and digital technology to develop your own photographic style and create stunning landscape photography.
You will learn to photograph in natural settings, from tropical rainforests to snow-capped mountains and deserts, and city and streetscapes, including historic buildings and modern architecture.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to take on a significant landscape photography project for work or pleasure.
Unit - Landscape Photography
Unit 1 – Introduction
Approaches to landscape photography (realistic, impressionistic, abstract)
Challenges of capturing the landscape
Understanding the landscape (components, change)
Shooting into the sun
Time of day and weather
Using filters (polarising, ultra violet, red, orange, yellow)
Equipment (tripods and lenses)
Camera settings (Shutter speed and aperture)
Introduction digital photography
Colour or black and white
Good sources of information
Open view scenes
Closed view scenes
Unit 2 – The main principles
Principles of composition
Rule of thirds
Unity and balance
Proportion and harmony
Contrast and rhythm
Qualities of the components
Other compositional components
Depth of field
Framing the landscape
Unit 3 – Creating different effects
Sunrise and sunset photography
Haze and mist
Rain, rainbows and storms
Exposures of landscapes
Photographing sun and clouds
Creating intense colour
Digital filter effects (coloured pencil, fresco, sponge, motion blur)
Digital colour into black and white
Unit 4 – Photographing natural areas
Grasslands and forest
Mountains and rural areas
Swamps and wetlands
Shooting in extreme weather
Equipment for dad weather
Extreme heat and humidity
Unit 5 – Photographing streetscapes
Viewpoints and perspective
Photographing architecture at night
Mirrors and reflections
Tips for architectural photography
Street photography tips
Unit 6 – Photographing water
Creating effects with water
Water in motion
Achieving a soft artistic effect
Filters for photographing waterfalls
Unit 7 – Developing Your photographic style
Styles & work of famous
Developing a photographic style
Hints on style
Travel or photographer themes
Levels, channel extraction, channel mixer
Tips for creating panoramas
Unit 8 – Major project
Uses for photography
Using your work to get a job
Form of photo
Creating a website
Creating works of art
Creating a folio
Estimated duration 50 hours
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