The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

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  • numbers How to use water as a compositional element in your landscape photos.
  • numbers The best ways to research a site or animal before you photograph it.
  • numbers Tips for working with special tools, including cable releases, polarizing filters, and camera traps.
  • numbers The best ways to photograph wintery landscapes, rushing water, and nocturnal animals.
  • numbers How photography can help you better understand and appreciate the breathtaking diversity of nature.

Course Overview

It could be a silent expanse of Artic wilderness. An ancient tree in the woods. An elusive tiger out on the hunt. A hummingbird flitting along your back porch. Whatever their subject, few photographs as are ethereal and soul-stirring as those that capture landscapes or wildlife.

Our world is filled with so much eye-catching beauty and intrigue that it demands to be photographed. The only problem: the perfect landscape and wildlife shot is so tricky that if you don’t know how to shoot what you’re seeing at the right time and the right moment, you’re likely to let these natural wonders pass you by.

In fact, it often seems like some photographers are simply blessed with a preternatural ability to capture these subjects in their lenses. But even the world’s greatest landscape or wildlife photographers are operating from a learnable set of skills, techniques, tricks, tools, and perspectives to get their award-winning photos of shimmering sunsets, snowcapped mountains, curious monkeys, and vibrant fish. Knowing how to work with natural light, how to move quickly and quietly, how to play with depth of field and perspective, how to research your subjects, how to see the world like a professional photographer: these and other insights can help photographers at all levels take smarter, sharper photos—whether you’re on a short walk through your backyard or on a grand trip to some of the most unique regions on the planet.

Who better to explain these skills and insights than expert photographers from National Geographic, whose trained eyes are responsible for some of the most powerful images of the natural world? In The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, National Geographic photographers Michael Melford and Tim Laman reveal their stories and secrets about what makes for great landscape and wildlife photography. Taking you around the world from the comfort of your own home, they’ve created 24 visually-rich, adventure-packed lectures that lay bare the art of seeing that’s essential to taking unforgettable photos of desert cliffs, penguin colonies, dramatic waterfalls, birds of paradise, and so much more.

See Landscapes like an Expert

Cameras are powerful tools, but they don’t take pictures by themselves.

“You have to imagine the photograph you want, frame it, and make the image,” Mr. Melford says. “In other words, the most important tool for photography is not your camera but your eye, your vision, your mind.”

In the first 12 lectures of The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, you’ll travel alongside Mr. Melford as he ventures out into the field in search of moments in natural time that can’t be missed. Taking you through parks, forests, deserts, and preserves, he reveals how to look at and shoot everything from frozen ponds and rushing waterfalls to star-filled skies and desert dunes.

As you comb through his wide-ranging portfolio of landscape photographs, you’ll discover just what it takes to see landscapes with a seasoned photographer’s eye. You’ll learn:

  • which lenses are best for capturing particular vistas, including the 16-35mm zoom lens, which can highlight the wide expanse of a landscape as well as smaller spaces;
  • how photographers research the landscapes they want to capture before they start shooting (including making quick “sketches” on their mobile phones);
  • how to play with natural colors, including slowing down the shutter speed on windy, overcast days so the colors around you mix and blur together;
  • how simple tools in common editing programs can help you recapture the magic of what you originally saw out in nature; and
  • how to cultivate your own style so that your landscape photos speak to how you, not others, see the world.

Follow Wild Stories of Wild Animals

In the second half of this fascinating course, Mr. Laman introduces you to the unique challenges of telling visual stories about wildlife and the techniques required to do it well.

Imagine how impossible it is to get animals to sit still for a photo—especially in their natural habitats. So how does a wildlife photographer get the job done?

Each of Mr. Laman’s lectures in The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography is crafted like a photographic expedition, in which he recounts what it’s like to venture out into the world (often in uncomfortable situations) to get great images of animals.

  • Embark on a trip to the Galapagos Islands, where you’ll find out how a wildlife photographer captures the daily habits of albatrosses and sea lions.
  • Visit the forests of Borneo for a photo series on orangutans that will open your eyes to how photos can tell the story of animals in their natural environment.
  • Travel to Bangladesh through the murk and tangle of mangrove forests in the Sundarbans and set up camera traps in hopes of finding elusive tigers.
  • Plunge under the water in search of the perfect shot that captures the diversity of colorful fish living in the nooks of crowded coral reefs.
  • Learn the art of patience, and the craft of working with remote cameras, as you search for fascinating tropical birds like the Greater Bird-of-Paradise.

Whether photographing at night or during the day, on foot or in a motor vehicle, in forest shade or full sun, Mr. Laman and his work are sure to inspire you to get out there and start thinking about wildlife in new ways.

Learn from a Dynamic Team of Photographers

Every lecture of The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography will inform and inspire you with insider tips to keep in mind any time you use a camera to capture the world around you.

  • When taking flat landscape shots, try altering your composition with leading lines, frames within frames, and repeating patterns to add a sense of drama.
  • Become a student of natural history. By knowing how species act in their natural environment, you can anticipate the peak moment of their behavior—and capture it.
  • When shooting up at the sky, try turning on your camera’s polarizing filter, which will take the haze out of your pictures and turn the sky a bright blue.
  • If you’re photographing nocturnal animals, pay attention to the shadows created by your camera flashes. Focus on unique adaptations, such as large eyes or ears.

By bringing Mr. Melford and Mr. Laman together, these lectures do more than just lay bare the secrets of two equally challenging types of photography. They give you complementary ways to look at the natural world.

A 30-year veteran of National Geographic whose landscape photos have been recognized by prestigious organizations, including the International Center of Photography, Mr. Melford takes an artistic approach to photography. Mr. Laman, a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine for almost 20 years, opts for a scientific approach, documenting endangered species and biodiversity hotspots.

The photography on exhibit in these lectures is enough to make The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography one of the most visually captivating Great Courses you’ll experience.

And with this dynamic team’s stories and lessons, you’ll come away with empowering ideas and approaches the next time you find yourself with a camera in the perfect spot at the perfect time of day, or up-close-and-personal with a curious animal.

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24 lectures
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  • 1
    Landscape Photographer, Landscape Artist
    Start your photographic adventure by grounding yourself in the essence of great landscape photography. How is it like fly fishing? What artists and photographers have influenced Mr. Melford's own work? What three elements and tools do photographers need to capture breathtaking shots of the natural world? x
  • 2
    Seeing the Way the Camera Sees
    Shutter speed, depth of field, and ISO (a camera's sensitivity to light). Discover how these technical concepts work with one another to form the foundation of powerful landscape photos. Also, learn how to sketch a shot with your mobile phone to see if it's worth pursuing. x
  • 3
    What’s in My Bag?
    Every image in these lectures was captured with equipment found in Mr. Melford's backpack. Peer inside the landscape photographer's bag and discover when to use essential tools including cable releases, different lenses (such as the perfect landscape lens) and polarizing filters (which take the haze out of sky and water). x
  • 4
    Four Kinds of Light in Landscapes
    Every worthwhile landscape photo has three elements that make it powerful: composition, light, and content. Among the many topics you'll cover in this lecture are compositional aspects (such as leading lines and frames within frames) and the four kinds of light (including diffused light and incremental weather light). x
  • 5
    Landscape Color Variation and Combinations
    Colors abound in the natural world, so it's essential for landscape photographers to understand how they mix-and how people respond to them. Taking you to places like Acadia National Park and Adirondack State Park, Mr. Melford shows you how to play with color in your photos. x
  • 6
    Nighttime and Daytime Skyscapes
    Aim your camera upwards with this lesson on shooting the sky during the day and at night. From sun-blocking clouds to the aurora borealis and star trails, you'll learn that shooting the sky (whether from the ground or up in the air) requires anticipation, perseverance, and patience. x
  • 7
    Above- and Below-Surface Waterscapes
    How do expert landscape photographers use water as their subject or as a compositional element? What does it take to capture the dramatic spectacle of a waterfall? Why is ice a great element for finding abstract patterns? How can you take interesting underwater photographs without investing in expensive camera housings? x
  • 8
    Landscape Photography Site Research
    Landscape photographs often requires photographers to do their research. In this lecture, take a trip out to the stark majesty of Death Valley and learn how landscape photographers decipher where to find the best potential for images-while leaving themselves open to wandering and uncovering little-known gems. x
  • 9
    Drive-By Photography: Travel Photos
    When you're traveling by car, boat, or plane, you're often not in control of what you can photograph. However, you can still use the photographer's expert eye to get interesting shots. Journey with Mr. Melford to fascinating international locales and learn how to turn impossible situations into rewarding challenges. x
  • 10
    Computer Editing: Review and Cataloging
    With digital photography, once you've captured the image your work is only half finished. In the first of two lectures on editing photographs on your computer, learn how to catalog your photos, how to organize them for easy access, and (most important of all) how to be a ruthless self-editor. x
  • 11
    Computer Editing: Development
    Continue learning how photographers use computer editing software to make sure photos look their best. You'll learn tips, tricks, and shortcuts for working with important development tools like the dehaze filter, hue saturation, the histogram, and color and contrast. x
  • 12
    Five Ideas for Successful Landscape Photos
    Mr. Melford leaves you with five all-important ideas on making sure the next landscape photos you take are unforgettable ones. Using more work from his extensive portfolio, he shares inspirational advice on finding your own style, surrounding yourself with art, and getting out there into the natural world. x
  • 13
    Wildlife Photography
    Start the second half of the course with Mr. Laman, who introduces you to the varied skills mastered by all great wildlife photographers. First up: a journey to the rainforests of Borneo in search of African hornbills that illustrates the practical aspects you have to figure out before taking that perfect shot. x
  • 14
    Photographing Winter Wildlife
    Winter weather offers a stunning environment in which to photograph wild animals. Comb through Mr. Laman's shots of snow monkeys, cranes, and other animals to glean the technical aspects of shooting outdoors in the winter, including honing your focusing skills and capturing the drama of a snow storm. x
  • 15
    Photographing Island Wildlife
    Head to the Galapagos Islands and experience what it's like to photograph wildlife like crabs, iguanas, and sea lions. Key takeaways you'll learn include anticipating an animal's peak moment of behavior, tapping into the power of the golden hour" of light, and using bad weather to make photos more interesting." x
  • 16
    Nighttime Wildlife Photography
    Stop being afraid of the dark and discover the wonders of photographing nocturnal animals like bats, lizards, owls, insects, and lemurs. How can you use shadows to add drama to a shot? How can you refine your lighting technique to capture the background as well as your subject? x
  • 17
    Documenting Biodiversity
    Follow Mr. Laman as he documents birds and monkeys during a trip to the Amazon rainforest. This lecture on shooting with big lenses (essential tools of wildlife photography) also introduces you to specialized tripods, as well as image stabilizers that help photographers capture sharp pictures at low shutter speeds. x
  • 18
    Photographing Life in the Sea
    Get a primer in underwater photography as another form of wildlife photography that requires you to adapt to a unique set of circumstances. You'll learn how light works underwater, why you should be careful using flash, and why particular shots of underwater fauna work so well. x
  • 19
    Camera Traps for Elusive Wildlife
    What does it take to shoot in a wet, muddy environment like the mangroves? How does a wildlife photographer set out to photograph an elusive animal? Find out in this lecture on remote control photography and camera traps-and some of the surprising results they can give you. x
  • 20
    Antarctica: A Photographer's Paradise
    Discover what makes Antarctica such a visual wonderland for wildlife photographers. King penguins massed along an iceberg; wandering albatrosses in mid-flight; Mr. Laman reveals the trade secrets of how he manages to snag these and other dynamic shots in the midst of such a white, snowy environment. x
  • 21
    Photography on the Road
    Learn how to navigate the pros and cons of photographing wildlife from the safety (and constriction) of a vehicle. You'll visit one of the most sparsely populated regions of Australia and follow a photographic expedition that brings you up close and personal with wildlife, including the rare Golden Shouldered Parrot. x
  • 22
    Orangutans: Photographing Animal Communities
    Join Mr. Laman for an eye-opening encounter with some of our closest relatives: orangutans. Follow him as he tries different techniques for capturing images of these animals eating, playing, fighting, and nesting. It's a lecture that highlights why there's always room to strive for improvement in wildlife photography. x
  • 23
    Birds of Paradise: Ultimate Photo Challenge
    Comb through more than eight years of photos from Mr. Laman's most ambitious project: photographing all 39 species of birds of paradise in the wild. As you'll learn in this adventure story, one of the most important aspects of wildlife photography is appreciating the sheer joy of the pursuit. x
  • 24
    Getting Your Best Wildlife Photo
    Finish the course with three different experiences capturing photos of exotic birds-from their perspective. Along the way, learn how everything you've explored in previous lectures comes together to produce what Mr. Laman considers some of the best images he'll ever make. x

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Michael Melford is an internationally recognized photographer who has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years. He has produced 19 feature stories for National Geographic magazine and more than 30 stories for National Geographic Traveler. His work also has been featured on the covers of Newsweek, TIME, LIFE, Fortune, Smithsonian, GEO, Travel + Leisure, Travel Holiday, and Coastal Living. Mr. Melford has won...
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Tim Laman is a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and a research associate in ornithology at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has been a regular contributor to National Geographic since 1997, where he has developed a reputation for capturing photographs of nearly impossible subjects. A fellow with the International League of...
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The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learn from Professionals Having purchased this course primarily for the Landscape portion, I also thoroughly enjoyed Tim Laman’s account of the challenges in photographing wildlife. Both photographers are beyond a doubt professionals, who present invaluable information on how to make the best photographs, how to correct one’s mistakes, and how to prepare for the whole adventure of picture-taking. They emphasize the importance of both acquiring the proper equipment and the essential need for patience, but most of all they stress the indisputable significance of light. Both photographers are purists and spurn the use of computer-generated effects to change the photographed image. Michael Melford ends Landscape with the indispensable “Five Ideas for Successful Landscape Photos, while Tim Laman concludes Wildlife with his stunning photo of the bird of paradise, crowning a successful search. While the following examples do not diminish the significance of the authors’ message, more careful proofreading of the text in the Course Guidebook could ensure smoother reading, for example: “In this lesson, you will be review the main points….(p.110); …the focus and is on the one in front (p.142); --standing up…versus laying down…. (p.146); You don’t have to even light from the front at all (p.160).” Unfortunately such avoidable errors in morphology and syntax are becoming more frequent in The Great Courses’ guidebooks.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm an amateur photographer with about 50 years experience, but I keep picking up both new ideas, and am seeing old concepts from a new angle. I'm only half way through but the first instructor obviously loves his work, and his enthusiasm is contagious.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wil I bought this Dvd set some time ago and enjoy it so much that this year I bought one for my friend who is also into photography and struggles with landscapes. This is my 4th photography course I have purchased through The Great Courses and National Geographic. I plan to purchase everything photography course they publish. They are well done. Thank You for the time and dedication.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful course I just started viewing the course. Being a visual person, I am really getting a lot of out the video format (I'm viewing the downloaded filed but I also purchased the DVDs), the manual, and the transcript that I purchased additionally. So far, it's a good review of landscape and wildlife photography. The instruction is really clear and paired with visual examples. I recommend the course.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Review The landscape section by Michael Melford is superb! Very practical instruction and as a seasoned amateur of over 30 years, I still learned a lot. The wildlife section by Tim Laman was just not practical. His career niche of blinds, tree climbs, and canopy photos, while spectacular, are not something applicable to what I do. Much better wildlife instruction in the Fundamentals courses by Joel Sartore.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seasoned photographers can still learn something! I had bought this course for my son who is just beginning in photography. I started to watch it and I was impressed. Of course because it was by Nat Geo photographers, but they provide insights that you would not necessarily get out of a book. It is like going to a photo seminar, without the ability to ask questions, but that keeps us inquiring. Thank you. Great product.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful A good basic primer with some good ideas of a more advanced nature.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome teachers An outstanding collection of tips, techniques, compositions, and zen! I love this course.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed subjects and mixed quality The landscape section is well structured and well presented. This section I would rate as a 5. The wildlife section was a disappointment and I would score it a 3. It is more of a description of how some NatGeo assignments were done. In this way it is interesting but not really a guide to developing technique. It fails to build a foundation for getting into wildlife photography by giving constructive guidelines for developing techniques with readily accessible wildlife. Instead it is a direct plunge into the deep end involving expensive equipment and travel. For those with a moderate to high level of experience in wildlife photography it may provide useful tips for solving previously encountered difficulties, but I suspect this is a small audience.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features! I am thrill to own this course. I have applied so much to my own photography after watching this. So happy with the results!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from took my work up a notch I hesitate to buy in to photo "how to's" as I have had a lot of instruction and practice, and have also been bored with the same song and dance. I bought this about a month ago at my husband's urging (he is not an avid practicing photographer, but has a great eye for finding subjects.) We have been watching it together and probably have discussed this class more than any other we have taken! It is not too heavy on the technical side, but really helpful with hints at how to look a subject material and execution in a new light. We have 3 more classes to go tomorrow, and I think we both agree it is the best course we've done (out of about 10). Both instructors were superb, equally in content and presentation. They are NatGeo employees, not college professors, so it is doubly impressive
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable! This course was enjoyable, and a great learning experience. Both instructors provided plenty of tips to help the viewer improve their photography. Tim Laman even showed several video clips explaining how he did things. Both Michael Melford and Laman were easy to follow, enthusiastic instructors. One thing of note is the fact that there is some repetition of facts from the Fundamentals of Photography course. But it doesn't detract from this course.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great presentation!! So far, I have only watched 7 lessons, all with the same professor. With no hesitation, I can say, "Not only is Michael Melford an outstanding landscape photographer, he is an excellent teacher. He explains HOW he gets the awesome images, covering composition, lighting, equipment, working the scene, etc." I am taking my time through the course, trying to absorb all the wisdom I can, and I know I will go back to some of the lessons.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not an instructional video. As far as learning how to take better photographs, I was disappointed. There is some value in the landscape section, but the wildlife section was purely a documentary of the lecturer's experience photographing in some of the more remote areas on earth-places the vast majority of us will never go. Not that his photos aren't spectacular, but it is not a "guide to wildlife photography." I have 16 Great Courses in my collection and this is the first I wish I hadn't ordered.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Program! For anyone wanting to learn nature, landscape or wildlife photography, this is the definitive program! And what better way to learn than from NatGeo veteran pros!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not through but disappointed so far I have only watched the Milford segments and have to say he has some strange ideas. He may personally prefer to blur images,however this is a classic technique almost exclusively applied to show moving water. He extends exposure to blur leaves, distort pictures and move the camera to produce photos that may suit his impressionistic tastes but should not be applied to beginners or even intermediates. It is an acquired taste. I have watched other Nat Geo videos much better and more informative than his.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I love your courses because I can go back and review the chapters I am 74 years old and the memory isn't what it use to be.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two great instructors! I am on my third time watching these videos. The instructors have different styles, and each is interesting, informative, and inspiring. Tim Laman is especially articulate in communicating what he wants in his photos, what he thinks makes them good (or on occasion bad), and what tricks and techniques he used to achieve his goals.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great professors and materials I am happy to have this courses. It is well organized with great materials and is taught by great photographers.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very interesting, but not very instructional Let's level set, we buy from 'The Great Courses' because we want to learn something. It is not enough to be entertained or even informed but a video course offered here needs to be instructional. If it isn't, it is no more than what we can see on some premium TV channels (albeit rarely of this quality.) This course is very interesting, moderately informative but not very instructional. Part 1, Landscapes, is moderately instructional. Mr. Melford provides, I feel, the right level of technical details for standard as well as specialized landscape shoots. He does an excellent job with the "What's in my Bag" section as well as site research and a segment on post processing. But where this part lacks is that there isn't any 'in the field' lessons. For landscapes, that are available everywhere, every day this is inexcusable. Mr. Melford off shows pictures of his favorite tree. Why not do a sunrise photo shoot there? Showing us how he sets up, adjusts, troubleshoots, etc. A big miss here. Part 2, Wildlife, is an utter waste of time. Mr. Laman is very knowledgable, interesting and presents very well, but we, the purchasers, are watching because we want to *learn* how to do wildlife photography. Instead we get session after session of exotic settings and highly specialized gear, neither of which someone buying the course would have. It is very interesting to see how a NatGeo photo shoot comes together, but show us how to get started. Perhaps in our back yards, a park, a zoo, etc and with 'standard' entry to enthusiast level gear. This was not time poorly spent, but I did not get the instructional value for my dollar spent.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from boring, self indulgent, slide show, places and inroads most of us will never get to or people we will not have access to. Equipment most people on earth wont have. one or two good tips but like watching a slide show not a how to take a photograph. a wast of time and money. Much better classes out there (the basic class was great) for less money, glad I got a deal on two as the first class was great.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! A book for those of you who have any interest in Photography no matter your experience level. You can always pick up something another has to offer if you just take the time to ‘listen’. You should never think you have been there and done that. As a person who has been around photography for over 40 years, I learned a review of any dimension can always be a benefit from basics to advanced. This course contains stuff you may have forgotten to tips you can benefit from. The course is very enjoyable especially the photography. It certainly demonstrates an appreciation for the amount of effort it takes to take great pictures.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wildlife Photography This part of the program I was disappointed in it was not what i thought. Landscape I would rate with a 5 start and was great.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good course. This is a very good course for those who are already fairly comfortable with the mechanics of photography as it is somewhat light on the technical aspects. It focuses (pardon the intentional pun) on composition and technique, which is what I was looking for. The instructors are reknowned pros (National Geographic - can't get much better) so their presentation may not be as polished as a seasoned teaching professional, but they deliver the content very effectively with enthusiasm. And obviously their photo examples are top-notch. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring! I have a relatively simple point-and-shoot camera but love photography! With an Alaska vacation on this summer's schedule, I want to get the best shots possible. These two professionals gave me great ideas going forward, and tips that let me improve digitally some of my previous photos.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course but a bad DVD set. This course may be the best of the Nat Geo photo courses but there is a problem with the quality of the DVDs. The first was fine the others have a problem being read by my computers. The online version seems to have the same problems. Frustrating...
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from well done but somewhat basic its a well done course but probably too basic for intermediate photographers. also, why are the videos in low resolution? it's 2017, 1080 HD is not too much to ask for
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from landscape and wildlife photography My Wife is the Photographer and I bought it as a present for her.She said that it is GREAT!! Thanks so much...
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Landscape/Wildlife images Just. Started Perfect for me Reviews some basics but infuses great tips from an expert
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful on all levels I have been a photo enthusiast for many years and still learned much from this course. The review of the basics was presented in an understandable way. Other insights went beyond getting started, for example considering what colors are in proximity to each other in landscape photos. Worthwhile both for the cost and time invested in watching. I look forward to the Great Courses coming out with more classes on Photography.
Date published: 2017-01-16
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