Landscape Photography Instruction

Landscape Classes

Capturing Winter Landscapes: November 30th-December 16th (Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings)

Get pumped for winter! In this landscape photography course, we will explore the wonderful world of winter photography. From photographing icy rivers to capturing a peaceful snowfall, this course will cover tips, tricks and techniques for capturing the mood of a winterscape. A basic understanding of your camera and exposure is preferred. Register today for only $37!

Capturing the Landscape: September 14th-30th (Thursdays and Saturdays) (IN SESSION)

Learn the fundamentals of photography through the lens of landscape photography! In this class students will learn the technical skills necessary to successfully capture light and learn the composition skills required to make visually pleasing photographs. Beginning and advanced photographers alike are encouraged to enroll. The only prerequisite? An interest in learning the art of landscape photography and a basic understanding of your camera!

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Private Workshops

Offering personalized one-on-one and small group landscape photography instruction sessions for beginning to advanced photographers. All sessions are 1-hour and field-based in the Missoula area.

  • Landscape Photography 101: Introduction to exposure-setting (exposure triangle); basic camera tutorial; introduction to composition techniques
  • Landscape Photography 201: Advanced exposure-settings (shooting for post-processing); advanced camera settings; advanced composition techniques; introduction to High-Dynamic Range shooting

Rates: $35/hour and/or $100/3 hours (Recommended 3 - 1-hour sessions)

Example instruction sequence for '101':

Session 1

  • Review of exposure fundamentals (aperture, ISO and shutter speed) and how to effectively use the 'exposure triangle' to create strong landscape images
  • Overview of basic camera functions: focus controls, metering modes, shooting modes and menus
  • Managing the camera as an imaging tool

Session 2

  • Overview of composition techniques for landscape photography: angles, rule-of-thirds, lines, focus and foreground/mid-ground/background
  • Shooting practice employing composition techniques in concert with exposure fundamentals

Session 3

  • Post-processing workflow; or
  • Additional shooting and fieldwork 

Interested? Drop me a line!