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Composing Classic Landscapes

with Adam Jones
Capture majestic mountain ranges and colorful fall foliage with innovative techniques for spectacular landscape photos.

Explore the art of landscape photography guided by award-winning photographer Adam Jones, and master focus, exposure and composition for compelling shots of nature’s splendor. Surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll learn how to use your RGB and luminance histograms to ensure perfectly-lit photos in fog, sun and flat light. Delve into zoom and telephoto lenses for precise framing of your scene, and discover how to design eye-catching landscape photos that showcase your surroundings and your creativity. Find out why a polarizer is one of the most powerful tools in a photographer's arsenal, and combine it with a density filter to take riveting motion shots of waterfalls. Don’t settle for standard shots––learn the keys behind dramatic compositions that bring landscape photos to life!

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Lesson 1. Elements of Great Landscape Photos

  • Examine some of Adam's most breathtaking photos and discover the elements of design and properties of good landscape photography.


Lesson 2. Settings for Scenery


Lesson 3. Composing the Landscape


Lesson 4. Creating Classic Landscapes


Lesson 5. Light on the Landscape


Lesson 6. Waterscapes

"Adam Jones did an excellent job teaching this class. His explanation of techniques and concepts was superb. I learned many new tricks from him during the course. Thanks Adam for doing and outstanding job!"
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