LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

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 rainforests, etc) • Grasslands • Forest • Mountains • Rural areas • Tropical Rainforest • 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 & 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) Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Photography/LANDSCAPE-PHOTOGRAPHY-BPH203-288.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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