Capturing Breathtaking Landscapes

Gina Genis
Teacher : Gina Genis
Category : Intermediate
Capturing Breathtaking Landscapes
  • Duration : 60 days

Course Brief :

Have you ever stood in a landscape so beautiful it took your breath away? As photographers, we are constantly trying to capture and save that moment forever. Whether you live in an area with deserts, oceans, forests, or plains, this online and interactive landscape photography course & professional photography course online will help you improve your eye for landscape compositions, so you can share those moments of awe with others.  

Landscape photographers are a privileged lot. They get to experience the natural world, while taking it along home with them in pictures. Landscape photography is an important aspect of documenting our world. Open spaces are becoming scarcer as time goes on. The pleasure of photographing the beauty of nature brings not only pleasure to the eye; it serves to document our natural heritage, caught at a special moment in time. This online landscape photography course taught by professional landscape and fine art photographer, Gina Genis, is designed to help you recognize that opportune moment where elements of photography combine to produce the strongest and most stunning landscape compositions. But our creations won't stop there. Once captured, they will be digitally toned to perfection. Take a walk with your camera and The Compelling Image on this one - and become one of those most privileged landscape photographers.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Bring compelling design to your compositions
  • Choose lighting to define and enhance "mood"
  • Select locations and perspectives for impact
  • Set exposure for controlled effect
  • Tone images to their best

 

What you will need:

  • DSLR camera, mirrorless compact or film camera (a scanner will be required if using the latter)
  • Wide-angle lens (preferably a zoom)
  • Circular polarizer
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Horizon level that fits your camera's hot shoe or use your camera's built-in level, if it's so equipped
  • Shutter release cable or self-timer setting on your camera, for shooting in low light
  • Computer or tablet with photo-processing software (Lightroom is my choice)
  • Optional equipment: a warming or skylight filter, UV haze filter, Hoodman loupe (so you can better see your screen in bright light)
  • Self-motivation to get the most from this instructor-interactive course

Instructor :

Gina Genis is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in N.Y., and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, L.A. She leads the Gina Genis Photography Workshops where she shares the secret techniques of the pros with students from all over the country. She also teaches online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

Gina has had her photography featured on CNN, CBS, NBC, and numerous television stations across the US. She regularly exhibits her work in museums and galleries across the U.S. She curated "Wide Angle View", an exhibit of 16 international award-winning photojournalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and finished six weeks as an Artist-In-Residence at the Huntington Beach Art Center in 2011. She is included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Orange County Transit District, and IBM, and the Hard Rock Casino among others. Publications include Outdoor Photographer's web edition, Adorama's Imaging Resource Center, Idyllwild Life Magazine, and the Idyllwild Visitor's guide and more. Recent reviews can be found in the Orange County Register, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Huntington Beach Independent, New University, Visual Art Source, and Riviera Magazine. Full feature articles on Gina have appeared in American Contemporary Art Magazine, (pages 30-32) and the Press Enterprise newspaper, and Life Is Awesome.
You can listen to her radio interview on Creative Orange County. She was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly for her project, Economy Portraits. 

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