Effective Planning in the Landscape, Developing the Light
by Peter Gordon
Understanding the light, knowing how to interpret the weather, and 15 start to finish edits linking lighting situations with post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. This course is the first of its kind and draws on Peter Gordon's 10 years of expereince running photography workshops and developing the light in Lightroom and Photoshop. 4 1/2 Hours of insightful content. Rewind, rewatch, absorb at your own pace.
Apps, weather, clouds, predicting colour, tides, what light, what technique, backlight, sidelight and more. The secret sauce that will revolutionise your landscape photography. A hugely detailed examination of the factors to consider when planning your landscape shoots plus what techniques you should employ to deal with what conditions. Improve your strike rate, and understand light and weather in a much more meaningful way. Once you have absorbed all this planning and technique info, it’s into the digital darkroom for 15 unique chapters on post-processing. Peter has linked the weather and conditions to a specific range of ideas around post-processing and image development. Suitable for Lightroom and Photoshop users. This section will teach you technique and specific skills, but the goal is to go beyond the technical and stimulate a range of image development ideas specifically around the weather and conditions.
Intro - About This Course
2 - Lighting Angles in Flux - Important Considerations
3 - Lighting Angles - Back Lighting
4 - Lighting Angles - Side Lighting
5 - High/Medium and Low Clouds - Resources for Detailed Forecast
6 - Low Clouds Forecast - Image Styles and Technique
7 Clear Days - - Image Styles and Technique
8 - Mist - Predicting - Image Styles and Technique
9 - NO Low Clouds Medium/High Clouds - Image Styles and Technique
10 - NO Low or Medium Clouds High Clouds - Image Styles and Technique
11 - Mixed Forecast and Changeable Light - Image Styles and Technique
12 - Tidal Prediction Resources - Windguru
13 - Tidal Variation and the Moon Phase
14 Tides and your Google Calendar
15 - Tides - The Swell
16 - Tides - The Images
1 - Post processing Intro - Lightroom vs Camera Raw
2 - Side Lighting and Processing - Creating Balance - Lightroom
3 - Back Lighting Part 1 - Processing Implications - Automated Blending Lightroom and Camera RAW Photoshop
4 - Back Lighting Part 2 - Manual Blending Photoshop - Masking
5 - Low Cloud Days - Blue/Silver Toning - Camera RAW
6 - Low Cloud Days - Forest Scenes - Camera RAW plus Full Photoshop
7 Low Clouds - Dark and Atmospheric - Warm to Cool Transitions - Lightroom
8 - Clear Days - Warm to Cool Transitions - Range Masking - Camera RAW/Lightroom
9 - Clear Days - Telephoto Composition - Dark Palette - Camera RAW
10 - Clear Days - Telephoto Composition - Trigger Point Directionality - Lightroom and Photoshop
11 High Clouds Part 1 - Colourful Skies - RAW Conversion Lightroom
12 High Clouds Part 2 - Colourful Skies - Smart Objects , Masking, Advanced Targeted Adjustment - Photoshop
13 No Low Clouds - Colourful Skies - Blending Photoshop
14 Mixed Clouds - Mood and Colour Transitions - Camera RAW/Lightroom Tools - Photoshop
15 Misty Mornings - High Key - Warm Finishing and Cool Finishing - Lightroom
A quick summary of what you can expect from this course
Understand the weather and learn how to predict the lighting
Understand lighting angles and photographic technique on a new level
Weather forecasts, apps, websites and all that planning info discussed in detail
4 1/2 Hours of insightful content. Rewind, rewatch, absorb at your own pace.
15 start to finish edits with RAW files included
Experienced instructor with well communicated ideas
Watch as many times as you like
PART 1 will break down all the apps and websites Peter uses to predict the light and understand the weather. Clouds, lighting angles, tides, moon phases, and more. This first section will also detail a range of forecast parameters and suggest the type of shots that can be taken in these conditions. In addition, tech details on filters and camera settings will also be provided within this unique discussion.
PART 2 will delve deep into Peter's workflow for post-processing. This section will link specific conditions to specific processing techniques. Our commitment to teaching you more than sliders and buttons continues. Learn 'WHAT" to do with your images and also 'HOW' to get there. Plus of course, tons of techniques including range masking and selective adjustment, blending exposures, luminosity masks, double processing smart objects plus loads more. 15 start to finish edits with RAW files provided.
A Unique Course for Landscape Photography Lovers
It’s one of the best online courses I’ve seen on this subject area. The picture quality is superb. I love the software interface. Downloads were easy. Audio quality super. The pace of training really nice. All in all superb! John Roche
Rushed my way through all the videos on LR, now it’s time to go over them again…but in a more relaxed way. I really enjoyed them. I thought I had a decent knowledge of LR but you have given me a new insight. Well worth the money. Jim Kirby
I have just finished Peter’s online workshop. It was brilliant and I learned loads & loads. I have even got my head around the ‘range mask’ thing. Now I understand it. If you use Lightroom he shows you what all the buttons etc do. I even might try the manual blending in Photoshop !! It was the best money for photographic training I have spent in years. Now I hope I put into practice what I’ve learned. The great thing is I can go back to it anytime I need too. Thanks again Peter. Damian Doyle
Yes, 100%. The course is yours for life and you can pause, rewatch, start again as many times as you like.
Yes. all videos can be downloaded for offline viewing. However, we have created a great interface that remembers your progress, contains files for download, and is really easy to use. As long as you are online there is no need to download the videos.
Yes. We provide work along with RAW files for all post processing chapters.
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