Landscape Photography: Tropical Scenes
Tropical destinations offer a wealth of photographic opportunities, from lush forests to waterfalls to dramatic foliage. In this course, join photographer and educator Justin Reznick as he showcases these and other options. With the breathtaking Hawaiian island of Maui as the backdrop, Justin explains how to protect your gear in humid, tropical settings and shows how to convey the essence of tropical scenes. He also discusses lens choices, compositional considerations, post-processing, and more.
Creative Photography Techniques
Get ready to broaden your photographic horizons. In this course, photographer and educator Justin Reznick dives into a variety of techniques and options designed to expand your photography skills. Try your hand at multiple exposures, both in camera and created in Photoshop. Experiment with intentional camera movement (ICM) to convey a sense of motion, and see how texture blending can add a new dimension to a subject. Justin wraps up by helping you pair your photos with famous Impressionist works to turn your images into striking creative impressions.
Infrared Photography: Nature and Landscapes
Infrared photography lets you capture the invisible: high-wavelength light known as infrared. With infrared photography, landscapes take on an unearthly glow. In this course, shot on location in Maui, photographer Justin Reznick details the technical and creative options behind infrared photography. Learn what kind of gear you need to convert your camera for infrared, what kinds of subjects lend themselves to infrared treatments, and how to post-process infrared photos to bring out that inner glow.
Landscape Photography: Winter
Learn to make the most of winter's stark landscapes with this collection of tips and strategies for wintertime landscape photography. Justin Reznick explains where to find great winter scenes, and how to photograph snow, the northern lights, and winter wildlife. He also provides tips for staying warm and dry, keeping your gear in tip-top shape, and making your photos look even better in post.
Landscape Photography: Autumn
Capture the beauty of the most colorful season with this collection of shooting and post-processing tips from landscape photographer Justin Reznick. Justin shares a photo album from locations such as Zion National Park, where the striking fall color and clear skies make for amazing photography, and reveals tips for capturing great photos in your own backyard. Learn to incorporate water for more dynamic images, capture color in reflections, create interesting compositions from fallen leaves, and experiment with wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Plus, find out how to make your fall photos look their best with Lightroom.
Photography Tips: Overcoming Camera and Lens Limitations
Digital cameras have come a long way, but photographers still bump up against their limitations. The depth of field, aspect ratio, and dynamic range can't match what our eyes see. But you can reach beyond the capabilities of your camera through a combination of smart shooting strategies and creative post-processing techniques. Landscape photographer Justin Reznick shows how to create perfectly sharp images, front to back, with focus stacking; build epic panoramas; and create high dynamic range images that retain more detail in the shadows and highlights. The tools learned in the course will open up photographers to a whole new world of photographic possibilities—without a large investment in new gear.
Sony A7: Tips and Techniques
Get the most out of the Sony Alpha a7 series camera with this collection of customization tips. Photographer Justin Reznick shows how to optimize your Sony a7, a7S, or a7R II camera to fit how you shoot—so you can concentrate on image making, not button pressing. Justin shows how to use the electronic viewfinder, adjust focus and autofocus, customize the A7's many screens and buttons, configure the touchless shutter, extend the camera's functionality with Sony apps, and leverage some adapters and accessories that make shooting with the Sony Alpha a7 even more fun.
Landscape Photography with Telephoto Lenses
Get up close and personal with nature. Explore the creative options that telephoto lenses provide in landscape photography. This targeted group of photography tips is for anyone who is interested in isolating subjects, compressing distance, shooting panoramas, or creating abstract and impressionistic images with telephoto lenses. Justin Reznick provides simple guidelines for more effective images, and helps photographers find new uses for this great piece of gear.
Landscape Photography with Wide-Angle Lenses
Explore the creative options that wide-angle lenses provide in landscape photography. This targeted group of photography tips is for anyone who is interested in establishing greater depth, shooting panoramas, shooting landscapes at night, or introducing intentional distortion with wide-angle lenses. Justin Reznick provides simple guidelines for more effective images, and helps photographers find new uses for this great piece of gear.
Landscape Photography with Lightroom and Photoshop
See how far Lightroom and Photoshop can take your landscape photography. Photographer Justin Reznick shares his favorite workflow and processing strategies for making landscape photos look their best. He shows how to organize photos from your shoots in Lightroom, quickly make basic adjustments, and make creative composites with its panorama and HDR features. Adding Photoshop into the mix allows for more fine-tuned control, while plugins such as the Nik Collection and Color Efex Pro expand your creative options. Justin combines all these tools in the final chapter, where he takes on his own landscapes from start to finish.
Photography with a Tilt-Shift Lens
A tilt-shift lens is a specialized piece of gear that expands your creative options. With a tilt-shift lens, you can fix distorted verticals in architectural photos, greatly expand depth of field, and create special optical effects. You can simulate many of these things in post-processing, but a tilt-shift lens lets you experiment in the field—and seeing the results as you work can affect the way you shoot a scene. In this course, photographer and educator Justin Reznick demonstrates how to use a tilt-shift lens in a variety of shooting scenarios. He shows how to shift for perspective control and panoramas, and tilt for "miniature" style photos and sharpness from front to back.
Architectural Photography in Chicago: A Fine Art Approach
Chicago is known for its architecture: beautiful, classic buildings with incredibly detailed exteriors and interiors. It's a great place to learn about architectural photography, and in this course photographer and educator Justin Reznick heads to the Windy City to photograph some of Chicago's gems. Along the way, he shares creative and technical insights aimed at helping you capture beautiful, accurate renditions of famous buildings, and highlight details that define different architectural styles and eras.
Performance Tuning Your Canon Digital SLR
You've been using your Canon digital SLR for a while—but are you using it efficiently? These cameras are packed with customization features that enable you to fine-tune the way they handle everything from focusing to exposure. In this course, photographer and educator Justin Reznick demonstrates a set of customizing strategies aimed at making a Canon DSLR far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and artistic expression, and let your Canon handle the rest.
Photographing the Wintery Coast of New Zealand
There is no off-season for landscape photography. Even winter offers unique image-making opportunities. Follow along with landscape photographer Justin Reznick as he travels to the stormy Punakaiki coast, a beach on the South Island of New Zealand well known for its Pancake Rocks. By taking advantage of breaks in the weather, Justin captures incredible photographs of the ocean waves, rock formations, and stormy skies. Along the way, he'll teach viewers how to experiment with shutter speed and long exposures, isolate subjects with a telephoto lens, take multiple bracketed exposures, and more. At the end of each chapter, he reviews images from the shoot and demos his post-processing workflow in Lightroom.
Chasing the Light at New Zealand's Lake Wanaka
It can be hard to make photographs of iconic landscapes seem fresh. In this course, professional photographer Justin Reznick heads to New Zealand's South Island, to try and capture the famous lone tree of Lake Wanaka in a new light. He photographs the scene in many different ways over the course of a single day, from approaching the tree at sunrise to shooting long exposures and infrared film during the day. He caps off the shoot with some sunset shots and reviews the final selects to see what techniques worked best.
5 Day Photo Challenge: Landscapes
How do you get better at photography? By challenging yourself every day. Justin Reznick offers a variety of creative and technical challenges that encourage you to get out of your chair—and your comfort zone—and start taking better landscape photos. Learn to work the "golden hour," incorporate tools such as filters and medium-length lenses, shoot iconic landscapes in new, intimate ways, and find a different perspective by moving your feet. Justin offers his own solution for each challenge, so you can see how a professional photographer tackles the same subject.
Aerial Photography in New Zealand
Beautiful places are beautiful from the air, too. At many great landscape photography destinations, you can take helicopter tours or rent air time in a small plane. In this course, photographer Justin Reznick takes to the skies above New Zealand. Watch and learn with Justin as he plans and packs his gear, meets with the pilot, establishes a route, and take his shots. In the wrap-up portion of the course, he reviews the final selects from the shoot.
Landscape Photography: Photographing the Fjords of New Zealand
Many of the world's great coastlines have fjords: long, narrow inlets set among sheer cliffs. In this course, landscape photographer Justin Reznick takes us to New Zealand's Fiordland National Park and shows the tools and techniques he uses to capture these dramatic environments, from beaches to waterfalls, and from the top of Mitre Peak to the surface of Mitre Sound. Follow along and find out how Justin prepares for the shoot and what techniques he uses to capture his best shots.
Landscape Photography: Washington's Olympic National Park
What are the best ways to capture lush, green, and often rainy landscapes? Find out by traveling with photographer and educator Justin Reznick to the spectacular Olympic National Park, where he explores three unique regions. First he journeys into the Sol Duc Valley, home of famous forests, creeks, and waterfalls. He brings three lenses—wide angle, telephoto, and macro—to shoot the valley from a variety of perspectives and focal lengths. Then he lands on Second Beach, experimenting with various foreground-and-background compositions. Last, Justin investigates the Hoh Rain Forest, where he shows how to shoot landscapes in the rain and introduces one more vital piece of equipment: the tilt-shift lens. In the final chapter, he reviews the selects from the shoot and the post-processed results.
Landscape Photography: Washington's Palouse Region
Explore the beautifully stark Palouse region of Washington State, with landscape photographer Justin Reznick. After reviewing the roadmap for Palouse, Justin moves on to shooting techniques focused on isolating parts of the landscape and compressing distance. He takes these photographs into Photoshop, where he discusses his post-processing workflow. Then Justin revisits the landscape, shooting panoramas and composites he'll stitch together in post. Next, he reviews the gear he uses, and then treks to Palouse Falls to photograph a waterfall, and explains the special exposure considerations for sunrise shots. In the last chapter, Justin reviews the final images from the trip and shares tips for aspiring landscape photographers.
Photographing a Waterfall
Waterfalls combine many of the challenges associated with nature photography: remote locations, fast-moving objects, and tricky lighting scenarios. In this course, landscape photographer Justin Reznick takes you through field and stream and shows how to capture the dynamic texture of water, whether it's a silky smooth brook or the cotton-candy clouds at the end of a waterfall. He'll cover the clothes to wear and the equipment you should pack for a watery shoot, as well as important composition and exposure factors to consider before you shoot. Justin also shows how to enhance your images with Lightroom, Photoshop, and some of the plugins in the Nik Collection.