Date: September 5th – October 3rd, 2014 • 4-week online course
Location: Perfect Picture School of Photography (PPSOP.com, PPSOP.net)
Description: As a 23-year pro who has captured images in the outdoors since his teens, Sean offers a great online course on how to create wonderful nature and landscape images. Besides bringing a wealth of photographic knowledge and experience, Sean has a passion for turning what he sees in front of him into a powerful photograph that connects with others. His second book, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography, published by Random House in December 2011, closely matches this course with content, research, images and examples, along with direct contact and guidance from Sean.
Each lesson is packed with ideas and information, following a step-by-step approach to the art of nature photography. From how to research and organize to the gear you want to carry, Sean’s first lesson taps into a critical first step in the process – safety and preparation. In Weeks 2 and 3, he jumps into the most important topics of composition, lighting, and exposure- all critical toward finding the scenes you want to capture and creating the best image file in camera. Then Sean addresses others aspects including flash, filters, and post-capture editing. Each week you receive an assignment, along with four weekly critiques of your work – encouraged for each student, but completely optional as well.
Sean also adds his unique perspective on the subject with a touch of real world scenarios as well as a philosophical angle to tap into his thought process as well as your unique view of the natural world. There is so much more to producing great nature and landscape imagery than to picking up your camera and getting out there. Many are frustrated by their results, and Sean’s goal for this course is to change that. How many times have you had an amazing scene in front of you yet didn’t have an idea on how to best document it? Or wondered why your outdoor images lacked impact when compared to others? In over 15 years of teaching photography in the field and online, Sean has always had the knack to help students rise to another level with their work. When it comes to nature and landscape photography, this course will show you how to plan, what to look for, and how to capture it, adding quality to your outdoor photography!