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Landscape Photography: Shooting From Dawn to Dusk

with Rick Sammon
Landscape Photography: Shooting From Dawn to Dusk
Journey through stunning sand dune vistas with photo guru Rick Sammon & elevate your landscape photos from bland to breathtaking in this online class.

Learn the technical and artistic skills of landscape photography to capture one-of-a-kind images at any time of day, using lens, filter and framing strategies taught by travel photographer Rick Sammon. Discover the secrets of successful shooting at sunrise, midday and sunset, then enhance your images with HDR, panorama and black-and-white style tips. Go through Rick’s personal gear bag and continue toward photography enlightenment through his memorable tips, or “Sammonisms.”

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Gear Up

  • Join Rick in Colorado’s stunning Great Sand Dunes National Park for an introduction to landscape photography and the essential gear that can help take your photos to the next level.


Lesson 2. Sunrise

  • Work with light, shadows, composition and exposure as you take photos at sunrise, which is one of the most interesting times of day to shoot.


Lesson 3. Midday Shoot

  • Experiment with filters, lenses and composition techniques as you learn to think like a painter. Rick shows you how shooting at midday can be more rewarding than you may have thought!


Lesson 4. Sunset Shoot

  • Capture every last ray of light in the “golden hour” of sunset as you learn how to achieve the drama of deep shadows and contrasting foregrounds and backgrounds.


Lesson 5. Specialty Shots

  • Explore digital darkroom techniques for landscape photography, including black-and-white settings, format options, selecting your strongest photos, and more.

"It was good to know the gear one needs for landscape photography: the lenses, filters and the stand. Do not forget the the photographer's jacket and the shoes. I found (this class) useful, even though I have been photographing for 50 years. I was 'taking' photos, now I can 'make' photos. Thank you."
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