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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BPH203

Duration (approx) 100 hours
Qualification Statement of Attainment

DISCOVER THE ART OF CAPTURING LANDSCAPES

Learn to capture the essence of the landscape in your images. 

This course will show you the techniques necessary to capture the individual expressions of each landscape.  Learn about special affects, colour richness, photographic terms, & achieving sharpness. Develop your skill in creating different effects, and using different materials and equipment and see the difference show in your pictures.

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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DISCOVER HOW TO TAKE POWERFUL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHS

Capturing a dramatic landscape takes a lot of technique and skill. 

Almost everyone at some point has taken a photograph and been surprised when the picture doesn't look nearly as dramatic as the landscape did in reality. This course will explain how to capture what you experience in the moment and transport that same 'feel' into your images.

 

WHAT THE COURSE COVERS

You will learn a wide variety of things, through a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and practical tasks, and watching videos. Here are just some of the things you will be doing:

  • Basics of photography.
  • Starting a resource file.
  • Principles of landscape photography.
  • Selecting the right equipment and materials.
  • Using filters.
  • Dealing with a range of problems found in natural areas, including uneven light, shade, glare, etc.
  • Photographing buildings and streetscapes.
  • The characteristics of water and its affect on photography.
  • Selecting and composing a photograph to create the predetermined affect.
  • Create a folio of landscape photographs.

Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Different Approaches ... realistic, impressionistic, abstract
    • Understanding the landscape (components, change)
    • Lighting (Shooting into the sun, time of day, weather)
    • Using Filters (Polarising, ultra violet, red, orange, yellow)
    • Snapshots
    • Equipment
    • Camera settings (Shutter speed, aperture,)
    • Introducing Digital Technology
    • CCD’s
    • Resources
  2. The Main Principles
    • Open view scenes
    • Closed view scenes
    • Rule of thirds
    • Unity
    • Balance
    • Proportion
    • Harmony
    • Contrast
    • Rhythm
    • Line
    • Form
    • Mass
    • Space
    • Texture
    • Colour
    • Patterns
    • Tone
    • Other compositional components
    • Camera Techniques
    • Movement
    • Depth of field
    • Angles
    • Framing the landscape
  3. Creating Different Effects
    • Landscape effects
    • Sunrise and Sunset
    • Weather effects
    • Haze
    • Mist
    • Rain and Rainbows
    • Storms
    • Exposures for landscapes
    • Sun
    • Clouds
    • Creating intense colour
    • Creating different effects
    • Scenic Photography
    • Digital filter effects (Coloured pencil, fresco, sponge, blur, etc)
    • Hue/Saturation
    • Digital toning
  4. Photographing Natural Areas
    • Locations (Arid desert, Arctic ice flows, volcanic peaks, tropical rain forests, etc)
    • Grasslands
    • Forest
    • Mountains
    • Rural areas
    • Tropical Rain forest
    • Desert
    • Wetlands
    • Snow photography
    • Coastal photography
    • Photographing plants
    • Compositional elements
    • Lenses
    • Shooting in bad weather
    • Extreme temperature
    • Extreme Cold
    • Extreme heat and humidity
  5. Photographing Streetscapes
    • Modern buildings
    • Historic buildings
    • Viewpoints and perspective
    • Equipment
    • Photographing architecture at night
    • Mirrors and reflections
    • Exposure readings
    • Converging lines
    • Tips for architectural photos
    • Tips for street photography
  6. Photographing Water
    • Water characteristics
    • Reflections
    • Exposures
    • Creating effects with water
    • Water in motion
    • Freezing movement
    • Achieving a soft artistic effect
    • Droplets
    • Using filters with water
    • No tripod
    • Seascapes
    • Underwater photography
    • Exposures
  7. Developing Your Photographic Style
    • Styles and work of famous photographers (Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Davies , David Doubilet, Carleton E Watkins, etc)
    • Developing a photo style
    • Hints on style
    • Photographing detail
    • Atmosphere
    • Trip or Photographer Themes
    • Know your equipment
    • Computer Techniques (Levels, Channel extraction, Channel mixer, Duotones, Hand tinting, Panoramas)
  8. Major Project
    • Uses for Photography
    • Using your work to get a job
    • Photojournalism
    • Freelancing
    • Publishing
    • Form of photo
    • Creating a website
    • Creating works of art
    • Framing
    • Creating a Folio (In this lesson, you create either a photo essay or a folio as a major project)

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • Discuss the nature and scope of photographing landscapes.
  • Develop a firm understanding of how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking landscape photographs.
  • Develop a framework, upon which you will base your work in future lessons.
  • Increase the variety of effects which you are able to create when photographing landscapes.
  • Develop your capacity to take better photographs of natural areas.
  • Develop your capacity to take better photographs of buildings and streetscapes
  • Develop your capacity to take better photographs of water landscapes.
  • Develop your flexibility of being able to capture landscape images in different photographic styles.
  • Develop a folio of quality landscape photographs


 

 

 

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Kara WightKara Wight - Animal Scientist, Photographer and Business woman. BSc (Applied Bioscience and Zoology), HND (Animal Care), HND (Photography & Imaging) Kara gained an HND in Animal Care and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Bioscience and Zoology. She has a wide range of experience working with animals such dogs, small pets, birds, zoo animals, British wildlife and reptiles. Kara gained this experience working within animal parks, canine rescue centres and a wildlife hospital. She also managed an animal care training facility for a college. At this training facility she instructed and lectured students within Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing from National Certificate level to Higher National Diploma levels. Kara also gained an HND in Photography and Imaging and has 5 years’ experience within this sector. She ran a small portraiture and wedding photography business and also exhibited work in art exhibitions. Kara gained more experience photographing sporting and festival events. Kara currently runs a pet care and training business in the UK and also has entry to undertake her MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law this academic year.
John MasonWriter, Manager, Teacher and Businessman with over 40 years interenational experience covering Education, Publishing, Leisure Management, Education, and Horticulture. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner. John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over seventy books and of over two thousand magazine articles.
Christine ToddUniversity lecturer, businesswoman, photographer, consultant and sustainability expert; with over 40 years industry experience B.A., M.Plan.Prac., M.A.(Social). An expert in planning, with years of practical experience in permaculture.


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