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36 Lessons (4h 58m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:14
    • 2. Course Overview

      6:52
    • 3. Who is Phil?

      10:54
    • 4. Get your free trial of Adobe Lightroom for editing

      3:39
    • 5. Choosing the right camera.

      8:42
    • 6. What to Pack: The Equipment Check

      9:35
    • 7. Backing up your Photos while Traveling

      5:38
    • 8. Where should you travel?

      12:29
    • 9. Travel Safety Basics

      6:03
    • 10. Learn the Manual Settings

      17:17
    • 11. Working with RAW

      6:03
    • 12. Getting the Right White Balance

      8:30
    • 13. Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, Or?

      8:08
    • 14. Using the Flash

      8:24
    • 15. Journaling

      1:59
    • 16. Choosing a Great Background

      11:41
    • 17. Be Candid

      5:49
    • 18. Photographing the Locals

      4:57
    • 19. Creative Compositions - Samples

      12:06
    • 20. Sunsets & Silhouettes

      9:57
    • 21. All About Landscapes and Nature Photography

      12:03
    • 22. Depth of Field Explained

      6:47
    • 23. Panoramas!

      6:30
    • 24. Take the Road Untraveled (aka Thinking Outside the Box)

      9:12
    • 25. Lightroom Basics - Part 1

      22:14
    • 26. Lightroom Basics - Part 2

      5:48
    • 27. Basic Lightroom Edits

      11:32
    • 28. Fixing Exposure

      7:11
    • 29. Fixing White Balance

      5:43
    • 30. When to Crop Wide

      4:12
    • 31. Creating a Silhouette

      3:09
    • 32. Enhancing Sunsets

      4:35
    • 33. Better Looking Landscapes

      9:25
    • 34. Playing with Saturation / Black & White Editing

      6:39
    • 35. Quick Practice - Follow Along

      13:39
    • 36. How to create a panorama in Photoshop

      9:11

Project Description

Create your favorite online photo album

Course Overview

  1. Download Adobe Lightroom

    I'm a believer in photo editing. While I'd love to get a picture perfectly right when I shoot it, I know that isn't going to happen most of the time - especially when traveling! 

    So I edit my photos in Adobe Lightroom. And truly, they make average photos great! and sometimes poor photos, nice!

    Download Adobe Lightroom's free trial here:

    http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html

Travel Photography Basics

  1. Get Prepped!

    No, I don't expect you to book a trip to the Australian outback just to complete this course. But part of my goals for you in this course is to get you to take some photos. This can be right in your own town. Later on, I'll ask you to go outside and walk down the street as a tourist. But for now, dust off your camera gear and get ready to rock and roll!

Photography Basics to Enhance your Travel Photos

  1. Practice your Photography

    Now is the time to start practicing your stuff! Get your dust-free camera and practice taking photos in the different ways:

    • with stabilization, without
    • using the flash, without
    • turn on the RAW settings
    • really understanding the manual settings of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO

Portraits: Shooting Pictures of People

  1. Portrait Time

    Grab a friend, and start taking photos of them. Go outside, find a cool background, and try to take the best portrait you've ever shot! 

Creative Travel Photo Tips

  1. Go!

    NOW IS THE TIME TO GO!

    get up off your couch. stop watching this course. and go outside. take the bus somewhere. drive outside of the city limits (even if it takes a few hours like it does in Los Angeles!). and start shooting pictures!

Editing Travel Photographs

  1. Edit Your Own Photos

    Take the skills from this unit and apply them to your own photos. You'll be suprised at how amazing your own photography is!

  2. Upload & Share

    Now it is time to share your work with the world. Upload your photos online. Some places that you can upload are:

    • Flickr
    • Google Photos
    • Facebook
    • your own website

    And of course, I want you to share a few photos here with the rest of the students! Show off your skills!

    Cheers,

    Phil

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