Best Photography Lighting Courses

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Practical Photography for Absolute Beginners: 9 Courses in 1

Become pro photographer - Understand camera gear, lighting + composition, portrait, stock photography sell photo online

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses


Students: 142933, Price: $99.99

Students: 142933, Price:  Paid

=== Students reviews on this course ===

"I had a great love for this course. Through this photography course, I learned so many new things that I never heard of. The teaching method is very simple and beautiful which can be learned easily by anyone." -- Naveen Yes

"Awesome all are understanding and point to point" -- Naman Verma

"It was great course. I now have a better understanding as to which camera to purchase." -- Norman Joseph Edwards

"It's a very nice course for the new ones who want to learn about photography , each and every thing are explained. You must take this course." -- Ananya Jain

This online photography course will help you to learn how to shoot amazing and wow images, those will make you far different from average photographer and you will know how to make money through photography. 

1. This course explains and helps to learn tricky and hard DSLR concepts pretty easy way. For example,             

  • How DSLR image taking process works, through easy animation

  • How view finder works, through easy animation

  • Why you should shoot in RAW Format ??

  • What is ISO?

  • What is Aperture?

  • Understanding Shutter Speed with Cool Explanation.

  • Cheat Sheet # Shutter speed and it's use cases. 

  • Chart # Sensor Size of Various Camera

  • Deep understanding of APS-C

  • Chart # Creative Mode Dial

  • Chart # Parts of DSLR (Nikon View)

  • Chart # Part of DSLR (Canon View)

2. You will master in lighting (Both natural and studio light)

  • Why lighting important in Photography?

  • Understanding natural light

  • Problems to shoot a photo in Mid-Day

  • Photography at Blue Hour

  • Photography at Golden Hour

  • You will understand direction light, how to compose light better to take a better shoot

  • 9 important points of photography

  • Reflector to shoot amazing photos

  • Cheat Sheet # Reflector

  • Diffuser to get rid of harsh light and harsh shadows

3. Shoot Cool Macro Photos

  • What is Macro Photography

  • Benefits of Macro Photography

  • Live view to get sharp AND crispy images

  • Larger depth of field to get more detail

  • Use the focusing rail to save time and perfect the focus

  • Use Manual focus, instead of auto focus

  • Diffuser / Umbrella for better macro shots 

  • Wind: Killer of Macro Photos 

  • Macro Targeted Flash

  • Better tripod to get rid of the blurriness

  • Higher ISO; Reason for Noisy and Grainy Photo

4. Black and white photography

  • Why black and white photography

  • Power of black and white photography

  • Black and White Photography vs. Color Photography

  • Cool tips and Tricks for black and white photography

  • Create a vintage looking shot with Photoshop

  • Create Black and White with Warm Tone

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White Effect using Hue/Saturation Tool in Photoshop

5. Mastering composition in Photography - Compose Cool Photos

  • You will learn what components make a picture great

  • Why composition in Photography?

  • What makes a picture great?

  • Placement of subject technique

  • Separation of subject technique 

  • Balance of elements technique 

  • Linear perspective 

  • Height perspective 

  • Overlap perspective 

  • Aerial perspective 

  • Fill the frame technique 

  • Pattern technique

  • Leading lines technique

  • Rule of thirds technique

  • Golden ration technique

6. Here, in this course, you will learn how to make money in stock photography through step by step guideline

  • You will learn the  success theory of stock photography

  • You will learn how to analyze the stock photography market 

  • How to earn from multiple stock photography sites 

  • How to increase image acceptance ratio

  • What components makes create a better photo for the selling perspective

7. Portrait Photography 

  • What is Portrait Photography?

  • Key concepts of a portrait photography.

  • Indoor # portrait photography setup

  • Analysis of bad portrait shots, how to over come those?

  • Common mistakes in portrait photography

  • Cheat Sheet # Portrait Lighting

8. Deep analysis on Lenses

  • Chart # Know your lense

  • DSLR Lens analysis 

  • Special purpose lens

  • Benefits of a prime lens

  • Lens market share

  • Nikon lens terms

  • Canon lens terms

9. Filters & Stabilization

  • Types of filters and which one do you need

  • Polarization filter: when you need

  • Example photo shoot with Polarization filter

  • Neural density filter: when you need 

  • Example photo shoot with Neural density (ND) filter

  • When you should use a Tripod?

  • If you don't have, then what to do?

10. Long exposure photography 

  • Introduction to Long exposure photography

  • ND filter guide for long exposure shots

  • What equipment needed for long exposure shots

  • Analysis of several long exposure shots 

  • Tips for better long exposure shots

11. Photo Editing in Photoshop

  • Create a vintage-looking image in Photoshop

  • Crete Black and White Photo with Warm Tone in Photoshop

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White effect using Hue/Saturation in Photoshop

  • Create amazing color pop in Photoshop

  • Cool sharpening in Photoshop

  • How to create an amazing matte effect in Photoshop

  • Add reflections to sunglasses with Photoshop

  • How to create HDR effect in Photoshop

Photography Composition & Portrait Photography Masterclass

Studio Photography Lighting / Street Photography / Creative Photography / DSLR Photography / Black & White Photography

Created by Mark Timberlake - Professional Online Training Courses For Beginners


Students: 12424, Price: $129.99

Students: 12424, Price:  Paid

Creative Photography Masterclass

Do You Have A Love For Photography?*

Do you want to learn how to take beautiful, powerful and compelling images with any camera?

*This course comes with free access to a Private Photography Community where you can get critique and guidance as you develop as a photographer.

Are You A Beginner Photographer?

Are you a beginner photographer that wants to master the creative side of photography?

Do You Want To Learn How To Master The Visual Language And Take Images That Impress?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem gifted at photography?

Do You Want To Learn How To Take Beautiful Portraits?

Using any light or even in a studio setting?

Do You Want to Become Gifted At Photography?

Well you can do all of this and more with this Masterclass on Creative Photography.

The Hidden Photographer

Inside each of us is a hidden photographer, that wants to express themselves, that knows what is beautiful and what isn't, but wants to get out, to reveal themselves.

In this course, we will teach you how to discover that hidden photography genius locked up inside you...


The Course Comes In A Modular Format And Will Cover:

Creative Photography Part 1 - A Brief History Of Photography

Photography is it art or science?

Is it both?

Is it truth or fiction?

Should images be edited at all or left in their purest form possible thus begging the question are we taking an image or creating an image?

Why are some images better than others?

What does photography mean to you?

Learn What Undermines And Influences Photography

This course examines the relationship between the photography community and the art community and the concepts of objective and subjective beauty within art.  Through learning these concepts you will be able to understand how to communicate better what it is you really wish to relay through your images so that it is more readily received by your viewers.

This course touches upon the elements of photography such as:

The Appeal To The Mind

Being The Mechanic

The Appeal To The Emotions

Observation Of Time

You will learn the interesting history of photography, how photography went from something enjoyed by the elite only, to something enjoyed by the masses.  You will also learn about the great debate, how the historical different schools of thought of ‘straight photography’ and ‘pictorialism’ has influenced how we view photography even to this day.

Subjects Covered

  • Is it Art?

  • The Brief History Of Photography

  • The Great Debate


The Art Of Seeing - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 2

Did you know that Photography has it own visual language?

And that if you understand this language you will be able to create your own powerful and compelling images?

Did you also know you have an inbuilt beauty detector within you to recognise what is beautiful?

Would like like to learn how to take what is already available within you and train yourself to see and take great images?

Learn The Laws And Crack The Code

It does not have to be a mystery as to why some people are better photographers than others.  The good photographers have learned the laws of composition which dictate what is considered a poor or great image.

This course aims to identify what these laws are in an ordered universe, such as laws of light and the impact they have when creating our images.

The course also aims to inspire you to appreciate the inbuilt beauty detector within yourself that intuitively knows what makes up good composition and knows what looks nice.  By moving this from a subconscious awareness to a conscious awareness you can train yourself to recognise and create great images.  

You will learn the stages of how a viewer consumes an image:

  • The Eyes

  • The Mind

  • The Heart

  • The Hands

You will also learn the three essential elements of an image:

  • Light

  • Subject

  • Background

Lectures included:

  • The Ordered Universe

  • Beauty Detector

  • Let There Be Light

  • The Photographer's Playground

  • Activities


Seeing The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 3

Did you know that photography is all about being able to see the light?

Do you understand the different properties of hard light and soft light?

Did you know you can use these light sources to achieve very differing effects in your image?

Did you know that various lights actually have different colour temperatures which when used correctly can affect the mood of your image?

Learn To See The Light And To Embrace It

Seeing the light is the single most important skill a photographer can learn, it is the very foundation of photography.  

All good photographers have learned to be observers of light, they have learned to be light hunters.  If the light isn’t right a good photographer won’t even raise their camera.

In this course we will explore the properties and uses of both Hard Light and Soft Light.  We will, through diagrams and examples of images, examine how the light is falling on the subject and reflecting back into the camera.  

Light colour temperature will also be explained with a helpful diagram.

Lectures included:

  • Seeing The Light

  • Hard Light

  • Soft Light

  • Colour Temperature


Controlling The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 4

Did you know that as a photographer you have the ability to control the light?

That by applying some simple techniques like moving your feet, moving your subject or moving your light, you can change your images in a dramatic way?

By working the scene you have a range of effects you can create in your images which range from dramatic and powerful to intimate and gentle?

Learn To Work The Scene To Become A Master Photographer

To become a master photographer you must learn to work the scene.

In this course you will learn how to move your feet.  

As a photographer you are the eyes for the viewer.  Wherever you move you are taking your viewer with you.  Your perspective becomes their perspective.

In this course we will examine the merits of the following perspectives with illustrative examples:

  • In front

  • Behind

  • From The side

  • Below Your Subject

  • Above Your Subject

  • Birds Eye View

  • The Ant View

  • Up Close

  • Macro View

  • Far Away

The second method of control is to move your subject.  This can range from literally moving the whole subject from one location to another, to getting the subject in the case of a person to move their head subtly or express emotion.

In this course we will examine the effects the following can have when moving our subjects:

  • Move Your Subject

  • Simple Background

  • Providing Context

  • Creating Disparity

  • Cropping Backgrounds

  • Subtle Movements

  • Displaying Emotions

  • Dramatic Movements

The last option is to move the light.  You will learn about the different effects achieved by the direction of where the light is coming from.  

We will go through helpful examples of light direction in the virtual studio to illustrate this.

Lectures included:

  • Working The Scene

  • Moving Your Feet

  • Moving Your Subject

  • Move Your Light


Capturing The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 5

Did you know that a camera uses three main controls to capture light?

That each of these control levers will produce a different effect on your image?

Do you find it challenging to get the correct exposure every time?

Are you losing details in the blacks or blowing out the whites?

Do you know why sometimes a camera in auto mode will expose an image incorrectly?

Learn How To Take Control Of Capturing The Light

In this course you will learn about capturing your image using the three controls in camera which affects the capture of light, these are ISO, Shutter and Aperture.  

It might be tempting to put your camera in auto mode and shoot away, however for the best results and to master your photography, it is essential to understand how these controls work manually.

This course explains how these levers relate to each other and what affects each will have when capturing your image, ranging from shallow and deep depth of the field to slow and fast capture of action and low light capture capabilities.

You will learn about setting the correct exposure including the different units of measurements used within each control.

The course will also go through the different types of cameras that you can use for photography today ranging from the smartphone to a DSLR.

Lectures included:

  • Your Camera

  • The Three Levers

  • ISO

  • The Shutter

  • The Aperture

  • Activities


Processing The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 6

Did you know that editing your own images will teach you how to improve your photography skills?

It is at the processing stage that you will learn where you are making mistakes and what to correct next time in camera?

Do you want to learn how to use editing to pull and push your images to achieve different effects?

Learn How To Edit Your Images For The Best Impact

Editing your images will become an essential part of your photography workflow.  It will be from this process that you will learn to become a better photographer as you will learn how to get in right in camera next time.

This course will go through some essential editing features:

  • White Balance

  • Cropping

  • Exposure

  • Contrast

  • Filters

This course also shares a simple effective editing workflow using the above features that you can follow to get you started.  

You will learn the differences between Raw and JPeg images which are the types of images produced by cameras.   

Lectures included:

  • The Digital Darkroom

  • Lightroom Edit

  • Snapseed Edit

  • Activities


The Core Principles Of Composition - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 7

Did you know that all around us are laws that guide and influence photographic composition?

That these laws, when applied to photography will enable you to take better images?

Do you know how to compose your image even before you put your camera up to your face?

Learn The Laws Of Composition To Intentionally Create Your Images

There are certain laws within the universe, of how composition works.

They act as building blocks for us when creating our images.  

By observing the compositional laws all around us, by educating ourselves about them, we will learn how to take images that work.

In this course you will learn the 3 basic laws of composition and how to master each one.  You will learn how the image must be composed with your eyes and mind before you even lift the camera up.  

With illustrative examples you will see the necessity of taking an image with intent, by establishing your subject first and then supporting it with other compositional principles.

The compositional principles discussed in this course acts as a foundation for the next module on the Rules Of Composition.

Lectures included:

  • The Language Of Composition

  • The Subject

  • The Environment

  • Leading The Eye

  • Evoking Emotion

  • Symmetry

  • Activities


The Basic Rules Of Composition - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 8

Did you know that our eyes are naturally drawn to the highest point of contrast?

That our eyes will follow leading lines in an image?

Do you know where to place your subject in an image to attract the eye of the viewer?

Learn The Rules To Compose Your Image

In this course you will learn about three basic rules of composition:

The Rules Of Thirds

Leading Lines

The Highest Point Of Contrast

With illustrative examples you will see these rules in action in varying environments.  

You will learn how to use the Rule of Thirds as a tool to guide you to where to place your subject in an image.  The course also examines an extension of this rule with the use of Rule of Fourths and Fifths.

Leading Lines takes your viewer on a journey through your image because our eyes naturally follow where lines leads.  You will learn from the use of this rule how you can create an optical illusion of depth or a sense of movement in an image.

The Highest Point Of Contrast is the single most powerful rule of composition.  Our eyes are drawn first and foremost to where light and dark are at the highest point of contrast to each other.  Once this compositional rule is learned it becomes easy to create compelling images because you will understand how to make your subject the highest point of contrast and thus draw the viewer’s eye to it.  

Lectures included:

  • The Rule Of Thirds

  • Leading Lines

  • The Highest Point Of Contrast

  • Activities


Color Photography - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 9

Do you know how to utilize primary and secondary colors in your photography to create interesting images?

Do you understand how hue, saturation and luminosity relates to each other and how they affect your images?

Or how much you can manipulate color at the editing stage?

Learn About The Fascinating World Of Color Photography

Color in photography can often be overlooked and not given the attention it deserves.

In this course you will first learn in easy to understand language the meaning and application of:

  • Hue

  • Saturation

  • Luminosity

  • Colour Wheels (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary)

This will lay the foundation for us to explore the fascinating world of working with colors.  You will learn to appreciate how color appears in both nature and manmade constructs.  

Using colorful illustrative examples you will learn how to incorporate more color into your photography.  You will learn amongst others things why certain colours work together, how color can communicate temperature and which colors are the strongest.

This course also goes through a simple color edit to show you how to manipulate color even further to achieve interesting and impactful images.  

Lectures included:

  • Adventures In Color

  • Hue Saturation Luminosity

  • The Color Wheel

  • Working With Color

  • Simple Color Edit

  • Activities


Black And White Photography - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 10

Would you like to learn a simple system to help you create exceptional black and white images?

By learning a simple zone system your photography will improve overnight.

Learn How Captivating Black & White Photography Can Be

The love affair with black and white photography runs deep in the photographic community.

In this course we will explore why black and white is so entrenched in the photography and art world psyche and the influence this has caused on photography.

This course will show you how to see in black and white.  

Using a simple Zone System you will learn the different tones within the black to white spectrum.  Using illustrative examples you will see which combination of tones gives the best black and white images and why.

As with color photography black and white can also be manipulated further at the processing stage.  This course includes a simple black and white edit process to illustrate what powerful results can be achieved at this last stage.

Lectures included:

  • Why Black & White

  • King Luminosity

  • A Zone System

  • Seeing In Black & White

  • A Simple Black & White Edit

  • Activities


Controlling The Frame - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 11

Did you know that everything within the frame can either add or subtract from your subject?

That an image can fail to make an impact when this principle is not understood and applied?

Learn How Take Control Of What Goes Into The Frame

Everything in the frame either adds and subtracts.

In this course you will learn what elements will support an image and what elements detract.  Using illustrative examples we will see this principle in action which will aid you to set your frame correctly when capturing your image.

Your photography will change dramatically when you learn to see everything beyond the subject.  When you learn to conscientiously pay attention to every element in the frame your photography will improve dramatically..  

This course will go through the all important element of isolating your subject.  It will also explore the powerful impact of using negative space in your images to convey a whole range of different messages.

Lectures included:

  • In The Frame

  • Isolating The Subject

  • Negative Space

  • Framing Your Subject

  • Activities


Abstract And Geometric Composition - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 12

Are you ready to step beyond the traditional photographic composition rules and techniques?

To try your hand at producing abstract images and those with geometrical design?

Do you want to greatly improve your compositional skills?

Learn How To Enjoy Creating Abstract And Geometrical Images

An abstract image is one where the identity of the subject is not necessarily obvious or recognizable and the pattern, shapes and colours of the object becomes the subject instead.  

In this course you will learn advanced compositional skills.  Using various illustrative examples of abstract images you will learn how to find and take great abstract images.  

You will learn how to start seeing like an architect which will greatly help your compositional skills.  The architect has learned to see in lines, space and shapes.  

By placing our own architect glasses on we can start observing geometrical designs all around us in buildings and in nature and learn to recognise good composition.  

When you learn to see beyond the subject into it’s design elements a whole new world of understanding composition starts to open up.

This course also covers how to utilize strong visual elements such as arrows, repeating patterns, reflection and shadows plus many more to create powerful images.

Lectures included:

  • Abstract Images

  • Seeing Like An Architect

  • Strong Visual Elements

  • Activities


Creative Portraiture - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 13

Learn How To Take Creative Portraiture

The best portraiture comes from capturing people when they are natural and not posing.

In this course you will learn how to take portraits which capture powerful moments.

The biggest battle in portrait photography is getting people to act naturally, this course will show you how to circumvent that..

You will learn to how to take images that captures the in-between moments, those precious moments, that most photographers miss.

You will learn the importance of the eyes in portraiture and how to use them to create deep interest in your images.

You will also learn about gesture and emotional body language and why capturing it is so important and will help you to create really powerful images.

Lectures included:

  • The In Between Moments

  • The Eyes

  • Body Language And Gesture

  • Activities


Finding Your Identity As A Photographer - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 14

Learn How To Find Your Own Identity As A Photographer

Figuring out who you are as a photographer can be a challenge.

Creating your own style can also be difficult.

This course guides you through that with some simple insights from an experienced commercial photographer.

You will learn how to think about creating an image.

You will learn how to think about developing your own style, creating a series and creating a portfolio.

You will also learn some simple tips on how to share your photography online.

Lectures included:

  • Creating An Image

  • Creating A Style

  • Creating A Series

  • Creating A Portfolio

  • Creating A Body Of Work

  • Sharing Your Work


Portrait Photography Course No : 1 - Beautiful Natural Light Portraits

We are going to show you how to take beautiful portraits just using the light available, so it does not matter where you are and no matter what the conditions are, you will be able to take compelling images that will wow your family and friends.

Use Natural & Artificial Light

That is both natural light and artificial light outdoors and indoors, so you will learn how to use any light source in your photography and still get interesting and powerful images.

Once you have been through this course you will be able to create compelling and powerful portraits quickly and easily and will understand why you are getting the images that you are capturing and why they work so well.

No Mumbo Jumbo

All of this with as little technical mumbo jumbo as is humanly possible, you can take this course with any camera, so it does not matter if you have a mobile phone, a compact camera or DSLR, this course will help you get the best out of your camera.

Elements Covered:

Here are the elements that will be covered in the course:
Learn what equipment you will need for this course.
Understand the difference between hard light and soft light.
Learn how to use soft light outdoors and soft light indoors.
You will also learn how to use hard light outdoors and soft light indoors.
We will cover how to choose your backgrounds and how to pose your subjects.

All of this in as simple language as possible!


Portrait Photography Course No : 2 - Start Your Own Photography Business

Are you ready to to take your photography to the next level?

Maybe you want to earn some additional income with your own studio?

Do you want to know how to create a home based studio on a very small budget?

Home Based Studio:

Studio photography is a great way to earn additional income.

A home based studio allows you to set up fast and with very low cost!

But how do you set up a photography studio on a very small budget?

Equipment Choices:

Buying the wrong equipment for the wrong room can be very expensive.

Knowing what to buy saves you time and money!

What You Will Learn:

  • In this course you will learn how to set up a studio and how to choose a suitable room.

  • What equipment you need to buy on a tight budget.

  • Some simple lighting setups for portraiture that will get you taking good images fast.

  • Camera purchasing decisions.

  • Lens choices for portraiture.

  • What is a good budget flash kit to get you started.

  • Lighting terminology.


Portrait Photography Course No : 3 - Photography - Classic Portrait Photography

Learn the classic studio lighting photography styles and skills that a professional portrait photographer uses.

Portrait Photography:

Do you want to take beautiful images of people?

Portrait photography is one of least understand disciplines in photography…

Because most photographers have never been taught the basics...

Good Portrait Photography:

Good portraiture is as much science as it is an art form!

Once you understand a few simple principles you will be able to take classic beautiful portraits of your subjects!

These principles will move you away from amatuer portraiture and move you towards professional portraiture where you will understand how lighting patterns work and what the classic lighting conventions are.

State Of The Art Virtual Studio:

This course was created using a virtual photography studio.

All elements are designed to be simple and easy to visually comprehend and understand using a virtual 3d environment.

You will instantly be able to see the lighting patterns we are teaching and how the lights create those patterns.

All the virtual studio sets come with PDF downloads so you can set your own lighting to match the lesson sets!

What You Will Learn:

In this course you will learn the basic lighting techniques that professional portrait photographers use and the basic equipment required.

You will learn the difference between a soft light source and a hard light source and how that affects your images.

You will learn the classic lighting patterns professional portrait photographers use and the correct lighting terminology for portraiture.

You will learn how to create beautiful yet simple portraits with simple flash photography on a tight budget.

We will also teach you how to prepare your subjects, how to pose their bodies and how to pose their faces.

We will also discuss the basics of choosing a lens for portraiture.


Portrait Photography Course No : 4 - Photography - Modern Portrait Photography

Learn popular studio lighting photography techniques with this studio lighting photography course.

Studio Lighting:

Learning how to use studio lighting is every serious photographers dream!

What techniques do commercial photographer's use?

Can you learn them?

Modifiers & Lights:

Studio photography is all about modifiers and lighting patterns.

Once you have learned some simple techniques you will be surprised what images you can produce.

Techniques & Styles:

But what are the techniques and styles used in studio photography?

And how are they applied?

Good technique will stop you wasting time in the studio.

It will help you get to the finished image faster with better results.

The Teaching Method:

In this course we will use a virtual studio with rendered images to show you the lighting patterns that top the top studio photographers are using.

Who Is This Course For:

This course is for photographers that are new to studio photography and want to learn some of the latest lighting techniques the top studio photographers are using.

It is also suitable for first year photography students who want to understand studio concepts and patterns.

It is not suitable for advanced studio photographers and is designed with the beginner in mind.

What You Will Learn:

In this course you will learn some of the most popular studio lighting styles around today.

All of the lessons come with pdf plans so you can duplicate the lighting exactly!

Subjects covered:

  • Choosing studio lights

  • Understanding lighting modifiers

  • Standard lighting techniques

  • One light studio techniques

  • Two light studio techniques

  • Three light studio techniques

  • Four light studio techniques


So join us on the other side and learn how to take beautiful creative images and also learn the art of portrait photography...

Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography

Learn how lighting, composition, and photography techniques help you create stunning landscape and nature photography

Created by Charlie Borland - Professional Photographer for 30+ years and Lighting Master


Students: 5037, Price: $59.99

Students: 5037, Price:  Paid

2020 Updates: 2 new videos on travel  photography

Do you love the outdoors, landscape, nature, and travel photography? If so, you are in the right place.  

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography.   

In this course jam packed with p[hotography tips, you will learn the key ingredients to creating amazing landscape and nature photos. You will learn about the gear best suited for landscape photography, how to obtain a perfect exposure, how to develop your ‘Eye’ to see striking compositions, and how to ‘see’ the light.   

Join me as I share 35 years of landscape photography experience from across America. We’ll look at how to photograph mountains, rivers, the desert, sunsets and sunrises, forests, all four seasons, and much, much more.     

In this course you will learn:   

  • Everything you need to know regarding photography equipment for landscape photography   

  • How to master exposure settings

  • How to creatively use Depth of Field

  • Visual strategies for stunning compositions

  • Finding the best light for a subject

  • How to make the image ‘pop’ with processing     

  • And effective assignments for you to practice and expand your learning

Why learn from me?   
I will share the same techniques I used to create landscape photographs that have appeared in over 500 calendars, hundreds of magazines, advertisements, web uses, books, and more. I have photographed in every state in the lower 48 of the U.S. and will demonstrate the necessary techniques to create stunning photographs. I will show you how I created quality photography that resulted in being published in National Geographic, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Backpacker, Snow Country, Outdoor Photographer, and many more.    

Wait, there’s more…..   
Also included, are multiple lectures all captured while photographing in the wild. They are called Field Trips and are designed to demonstrate important techniques included in the course lectures. I’ll take you with me as I explore and employ a variety of approaches for creating beautiful photographs while in the field.    

There are Bonus lectures as well.   
Having traveled the entire U.S. photographing, I certainly have my share of favorite places and that is what these bonus lectures are all about. I will show you not only the photographs I captured but where to find those locations and in many cases, including the directions to get there and/or GPS coordinates. In some cases, other information is included such as when to go, the best time of day, and even technical details will be included.    

Are you ready to create stunning nature photography?    
Then join me in this online adventure and in no time, you will gain a better understanding of how to create great landscape photographs.   

The mission of this course is to stop letting the camera control you by providing you the knowledge that shows you how to take control of the camera.   

Are you ready to discover simple and easy-to-follow strategies for creating beautiful photographs that I have used for 30 years in my professional business? 

Want to learn more about this course? Click to watch the video above.

Enroll today! Just click Take This Course now so you can get started right away! 

And you can review this course for FREE! And in case you did not know, there is a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee, meaning there is NO RISK TO YOU!


Who’s the Instructor?

There are many courses on how to be an amazing photographer, but how many are taught by true professionals who have a career and worked as a photographer?

I was formally trained at Brooks Institute in the 1980s and have worked every day since. I have been published in countless magazines (you’ve no doubt heard of), calendars, outdoor product manufacturers, and had my outdoor images used thousands of times. I have taught photo workshops across the USA and the Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos. 

I have taught over 30,000 photography enthusiasts including photo workshops across the USA and the Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos.

I love to teach and want to ensure you succeed and love photography as I do. You can trust me to teach you photography!


Read what they are saying:

I am an amateur photographer and have been taking landscape photographs during hiking trips for the past 7 years. Coming into this course, I had a basic understanding of landscape photography but relied much of the time on intuition rather than a technique to compose and frame my photos. Sometimes this worked well, other times, less so. This course really helped to give me a much more solid foundation in landscape photography. In particular, it gave me a fresh awareness of how to look at a beautiful scene and identify various ways to capture that beauty in a photograph. Charlie Borland presents each topic in an easy to understand, practical way that I found engaging and easy to follow. The course is comprehensive and well structured and the topics are well thought out and to the point. Charlie's been a landscape photographer for a long time and that came through in his presentations. No hype, just good information, and inspiration. No course can ever cover everything, but I'm glad I chose this course as my first photography course with Udemy. It's re-ignited my interest in photography and helped me to think about where I might go next. Thank you, Charlie!

-David R.

I've taken a number of Borland's classes, so when I saw he was offering a class in Landscape and Nature Photography, I signed up. His classes are always very clear and concise. He has a knack for making complex topics understandable. And all his classes always are full of his beautiful pictures. This class is no exception. It is packed with critical information that is crucial for the beginning photographer to understand but also an important review for the more experienced and knowledgeable photographer. This is a class that every photographer starting out should take.......

Fran Gallogly...5 stars

Charlie is always 5 stars!

Dick Ryerson....5 stars

Charlie is a good instructor.

Todd Reeb....5 stars

Bob Davis’ Professional Photography Lighting Techniques

Digital photography expert Bob Davis shares his professional lighting techniques and the various types of light he uses.

Created by John Wiley & Sons - Video Training


Students: 4043, Price: $49.99

Students: 4043, Price:  Paid

Master lighting techniques with Bob Davis on your own terms with this one-of-a-kind video training course.

Digital photography expert Bob Davis shares his professional lighting techniques and the various types of light he uses in his shoots in this video training offering. Through these hands-on tutorials, Davis teaches you the differences between the quality of light and the quantity of light and shows how to enhance light sources for optimal results. Davis provides expert, straight-forward, user-friendly training to help you tackle new topics the way you want to learn.

Master basic skills, boost your creativity, and challenge yourself in bold new directions. Includes visual demonstrations to show how Bob uses different types of light, such as natural or mixed, and also lighting tools, such as the camera and its settings, camera gels and speed light, reflectors and strobes, and light meter explains how to apply these lighting techniques to your own on-location shoots.

Covers each piece of the professional equipment Davis uses for lighting and how to get the best results with them Includes over 5 hours of Bob Davis professional lighting techniques video training If you're looking for real-world lighting technique instruction from a true professional, you'll find it here.

Photography: Master Rembrandt Lighting

Learn the timeless style of Rembrandt lighting using flash photography gear

Created by Jon H. - Award winning Instructor


Students: 1188, Price: $89.99

Students: 1188, Price:  Paid

Create elegantly Rembrandt portraits and learn how to use studio lighting.  Studio lighting is a powerful tool that confuses most photographers.  Join the ranks of elite photographers as you learn to use studio lighting to create stunning photos.  This course features real studio sessions, step-by-step instruction, easy to follow content, raw images, camera settings explained, light settings explained, and a simple to use how-to guide on where to place your lights.

Learn Studio Portraits in This Comprehensive Course.

  • Master your off camera flash system

  • Change the game once you learn how small adjustments have big impacts on your images

  • Use tricks to cut down your editing time and increase your quality

  • Express yourself and create timeless images

Clever tips and tricks to improve your photography 

Move past the basics and dive into off camera flash and light modifiers so you can get the most from your images.  Don't be frustrated with your results for one more day.

Most photographers struggle with the small adjustments and pro secrets you'll discover that unlock Rembrandt lighting and pro head shots.  Once you see these simple systems of lighting and posing you'll see photography in a new light.

Content and Overview

Suitable for intermediate and advanced photographers, in this course you'll learn the nuts and bolts of Rembrandt lighting and high key portraits as well as portrait photography editing. You'll build a powerful repertoire as a photographer that will open doors for you in the future.

Starting with a practical application section of lighting, posing, editing, and working with clients, you'll move to key theory lessons and some practical examples.

You will have the skills to setup, shoot, edit, and professionally deliver portraits when the course is complete.

Then, put your skills to use as we enjoy a monthly photo contest where you can enjoy other students' work, learn from their images, ask questions, and have a chance to win your first photo contest while you cheer on your fellow students.

Complete with comprehensive examples, tutorials, tips, and tricks and of course the instructor is there to answer any questions along the way.