10 Techniques to Transform Your Landscapes

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  • LEARN TO FIND MESMERIZING SUBJECTS
  • MASTER CAMERA TECHNIQUE AND SETTINGS TO SHOW YOUR ARTISTIC VISION
  • GAIN PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR KILLER COMPOSITIONS
  • UNDERSTAND LIGHT, COLOR, AND DETAIL
  • BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY AND IMPROVE YOUR "SEEING"

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YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN

Transform your landscape photos with simple, powerful, practical techniques.

You LOVE landscape photography, right? I know you do, because otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Landscape photography is hands down the best way to experience the beauty of our planet, to build a deeper relationship with nature, and to share that with others.

BUT LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY CAN ALSO BE FRUSTRATING. You may be asking yourself: Why are my photos never in focus? Why can’t I capture the color and detail I see with my eyes? How the heck do I make a good composition? Or why don’t my photos look like the ones in the magazines?

I’m going to help you answer all of those questions and more. I’m going to help you build a framework for your photography so that you know what to do in every situation to capture your vision of a scene and turn it into a photo that makes people say WOW.

In 10 Techniques to Transform Your Landscapes, I’ll walk you through my favorite techniques to make sure your photos have eye-catching subjects, killer compositions, perfect camera settings, incredible light and color, and reflect YOU as an artist. This course is jam packed with high-quality, quick, and digestible video lessons along with tons of example photos to illustrate every point. There are challenges to help you practice and reinforce what you learn, and a community so you can share your photos and get feedback.

In short, I make you this promise: by the end of the course you will have built a practical set of tools to create landscape photos YOU LOVE in any scene.

Are you ready to transform your photography?

HEY! I’M JOSH CRIPPS.

I’VE HELPED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IMPROVE THEIR PHOTOS. HERE’S HOW I CAN HELP YOU

I’ve been teaching photography for over 10 years. In the beginning I was teaching only myself. But as I began to understand what made a good photo I quickly moved on to assisting other photographers on their workshops, and then to teaching my own. Since then I’ve instructed hundreds of photographers hands-on in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

But I didn’t stop there. I also created Pro Photo Tips, one of the most popular photography channels on YouTube, which has over 300,000 subscribers and 12 million video views (and counting!).

Throughout these years of teaching-as well as refining my own photography-I’ve learned a lot about what makes a good photo and what doesn’t.

I’ve also come to realize that people learning photography need more than just theory. They need practical approaches, step-by-step processes, and go-to ideas about how to craft a winning image. They need a framework to start from that they can build their own creative ideas off of.

That’s why I created 10 Techniques to Transform Your Landscapes. To give aspiring photographers a set of tools they can use to make better photos and develop their vision as photographers.

10 Techniques gives you that framework. There are over 30 lessons which teach you everything from getting perfect focus and depth of field, to creating more impactful foregrounds, to applying symmetry and balance in composition, to utilizing filters, to improving creativity, to creating EPIC grand landscapes, and more.

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS COURSE
  • 11 individual chapters, each with 3-4 video lessons on specific, digestible topics. Each chapter builds off the previous chapters to provide you with the essential building blocks for creating beautiful landscape photos.
  • Over 30 total instructional video lessons. Each lesson is short (most are less than 10 minutes), to-the-point, and digestible. Tons of examples, visuals, and downloads make learning easy and succinct, with clear takeaways for each lesson. No filler and no blather means you get results today.
  • Photo Challenges to help you reinforce the ideas contained in each lesson. By practicing each skill you hammer them home and make them second nature.
  • Guided learning at your own pace. You can start and stop the course whenever you like, watch lessons as many times as you want, and skip around in the course curriculum.
  • Bonus materials to help your learning. There are tons of example images, handouts, notes, and guides to accompany the lessons, helping you get the most out of the course.
  • Access to a Community of like-minded photographers to share photos and ideas with, and get feedback from.
  • Q&A. Ask questions and get answers from the instructor. AKA Josh Cripps. AKA me!
LESSON TOPICS

This course will help you improve every aspect of your photography, including camera technique, composition, light, subject, and creativity. Over 11 distinct lessons you’ll learn about:

Finding Mesmerizing Subjects. You’ll learn techniques to understand what the most interesting and engaging subjects are in any landscape, how to accentuate them, and how to minimize distractions.
  • Learn to pick out the best foregrounds for your photos by understanding the three kinds of contrast.
  • Techniques to emphasize one subject over another in your compositions. (Hint: it's all about body position and lens choice.)
  • Three simple questions to ask yourself in order to understand WHAT you're photographing, HOW you can emphasize what's important, and WHY you are making the decisions you are
Camera Technique. There are a thousand courses out there to teach you about aperture and shutter speed. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM. This course teaches you how to apply those settings creatively to bring your artistic vision to life. How to direct your vision into a series of decisions so you get the exact detail and sharpness you want, the colors you love, the motion you feel, and the clarity you desire. You will learn:
  • Techniques to get the best possible RAW data.
  • Techniques to get the sharpest, most detailed photos.
  • What picture controls and styles are and how they could be hurting you in the field.
  • How to choose the RIGHT camera settings for every photo based on what's important to you.
  • How to focus for front-to-back sharpness every single time.
  • How to get a perfect exposure every single time.
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about long exposures, including how to create them, how to use a 10-stop filter, and how to shoot long exposures without a tripod for fun, creative imagery.
Composition. Composition is the number one thing most photographers want to learn but they get stuck trying to listen to too much theory. This course gives you practical strategies to different kinds of compositions so you have a toolkit for different situations. Lessons include:
  • How to use a wide-angle lens to create a sense of "being there."
  • How to use natural parts of the landscape to direct your viewers' attention exactly where you want
  • Techniques to simplify your wide-angle photos to make more powerful compositions and remove distractions.
  • Small compositional tweaks for big results. Learn to identify situations when 6" to the left or right will make all the difference.
  • Learn where to place multiple strong subjects in the frame for maximum visual balance.
  • Learn about visual tension and how to use it to fill your frame for powerful compositions.
  • Understand fundamental, practical ideas for better intimate, abstract, and telephoto compositions.
  • How to see the world as abstract, two-dimensional shapes and how this gives you tremendous control over your compositions.
Light, Color, and Detail. You’ll gain an understanding of how important light is to your photos and what you can do to bring out the best in your images. Learn when to shoot, and when not to. Learn how to listen to the landscape to improve your luck and take home ten times more keeper shots. Learn about filters and how they can add that extra little oomph to your shots.
  • Learn what kind of light works for different scenes and when to shoot each one for best results.
  • Learn how to improve your luck in the field so you always find good light and come home with more keepers. Yes, you can control this!
  • How to use a circular polarizing filter like a champ.
  • What grad ND filters are, how to use them, and best practices for getting beautiful, painterly light in your photos.
Creativity and “Seeing the Shot”
  • You and the camera see the world differently. Once you understand how you can make your camera work for you.
  • Practical, effective exercises to improve your creativity, seeing, and technical skills.
Key Concepts That You Must Understand as a Landscape Photographer.
  • The four elements CRITICAL to every great photo. If you don't like an image, it's because it's missing one of these things. Learn to identify and strengthen all the parts of your photo.
  • Three simple questions to ask yourself in order to understand WHAT you're photographing, HOW you can emphasize what's important, and WHY you are making the decisions you are.
  • Create a checklist to take human error out of the equation so that your photos are the best they can possibly be.
  1. The three characteristics your landscape needs in addition to beauty.
  2. Why uniqueness is so important to your grand landscapes.
  3. Why novelty is so important to your grand landscapes.
  4. Why simplicity is so important to your grand landscapes.
  5. The Grand Landscape Location Checklist.
  6. The kinds of locations that don’t work as well for grand landscapes.
  7. The lens focal lengths that work best for grand landscapes.
  8. The two wide angle lens “tricks” you can use to pull your viewer into your photographs.
  9. How to use focal length and distance from your foreground object to make certain parts of your photo appear larger or smaller depending on what’s important to you.
  10. The three elements that make up the story of your grand landscape photograph.
  11. How those three elements relate to a written story to create an opening hook, supporting details and action, and a finale for your photo.
  12. What NOT to do with your foreground.
  13. The three kinds of contrast to look for in order to make your foreground element pop.
  14. How to make sure your foreground is the right size for your photo.
  15. What makes a great midground.
  16. How to control your midground.
  17. Midground best practices.
  18. The single most important characteristic your background element can have.
  19. Why the background element is so critical to your photos.
  20. The Josh Cripps Number 1 Rule of Composition.
  21. My favorite techniques for removing distractions and simplifying your compositions.
  22. Walkthrough of my process for simplifying a scene and improving a composition
  23. The power of leading lines and the visual narrative.
  24. What is a leading line? Plus tons of examples.
  25. Best practices for using leading lines.
  26. How to control your leading lines and have them point exactly where you want.
  27. Other ways besides leading lines to create connection and strengthen the visual narrative of your photo.
  28. Still reading? Good job!
  29. The optimum horizon placement for most grand landscapes.
  30. How to tell your viewer what’s important in your photo.
  31. How horizon placement affects the depth of your photos.
  32. When to NOT place the horizon on the top third.
  33. Which ISO you should choose for 95% of grand landscapes and why.
  34. Why you want your entire photo in sharp focus.
  35. A systematic approach to getting your entire photo in focus from front to back.
  36. Three solutions to when you can’t get your whole photo in focus.
  37. The technical and artistic reasons shutter speed is so important.
  38. How your emotions determine what shutter speed you should use.
  39. The paradox of artistic intent versus proper exposure.
  40. How to use your aperture to solve this paradox (i.e. how to target an artistic shutter speed while maintaining a perfect exposure).
  41. How to use filters to solve this paradox.
  42. How to use ISO to solve this paradox.
  43. How to get a perfect exposure every time in manual mode (even for newbies!)
  44. Solutions for situations where getting a good exposure is difficult, like when shooting into the sun.
  45. A step-by-step approach to using 10- and 6-stop ND filters for long exposures.
  46. Three methods of calculating your new shutter speed when using an ND filter.
  47. How to fine tune your settings for even longer exposure.
  48. Correcting color issues with strong ND filters.
  49. Troubleshooting three common ND filter issues.
  50. A step-by-step approach to using 10- and 6-stop ND filters for long exposures.
  51. Three methods of calculating your new shutter speed when using an ND filter.
  52. How to fine tune your settings for even longer exposure.
  53. Correcting color issues with strong ND filters.
  54. Troubleshooting three common ND filter issues.
  55. The reason why Magic Hour is so magical.
  56. Exceptions to the Magic Hour rule. I.e. other times to shoot grand landscapes.
  57. The simple secret behind getting a painterly feel in your photos.
  58. Two methods of getting the painterly feel.
  59. The perfect exposure adjustment to get the painterly feel.
  60. How to get a painterly feel through post-processing in Lightroom.
  61.  A complete guide to using Graduated Neutral Density Filters (GNDs).
  62. The two most important post-processing steps to take with your grand landscape photos.
  63. Why to shoot neutral picture controls in the field.
  64. How I add contrast and saturation in Lightroom.
  65. How I process my landscape photos from start to finish in Lightroom.
  66. A complete walkthrough of how I create a grand landscape in the field from start to finish.
  67. Holy cow! You read this whole list??? You’re a rockstar!
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
The answer is a big fat YES if you:
  • Can't get your photos perfectly sharp, with great detail, from front to back.
  • Are having a hard time with exposure and your shots come out too dark or with blown highlights.
  • Struggle with creativity and feel like your shots look like everyone else's.
  • Don't understand when to use a circular polarizing filter or a grad ND filter to get awesome detail, color, and balanced light in your photos.
  • Don't know how to use a 10-stop ND filter for long exposure photography.
  • Can't figure out what your photo is missing, or why it's not a WOW shot.
  • Are frustrated because your photos always look like snapshots, not art.
  • Don't know what the best settings to use are in any given situation.
  • Struggle to find compelling foreground subjects.
  • Always have too much empty space in your photos.
  • Can't highlight the important features in a landscape or emphasize them over less interesting features.
  • Never know where to place multiple strong subjects in the frame for a pleasing composition.
  • Don't know how to get started with abstract and intimate landscape compositions.
  • Can't figure out what makes a good photo, even though you're in an amazing location.
  • Just can't get your photos to look how you want them to look.

Join me inside 10 Techniques to solve all these problems and more.

SKILL LEVEL

10 Techniques is designed for people who know the basics of landscape photography and who want to bring their photos to the next level.This is not a course for people who are picking up a camera for the first time. If you understand the basics but are frustrated with your photos not fulfilling your artistic vision, then you’re in the right spot.

Here’s what people have already said about this course:

“Oh My Gosh! This course has got to be the best investment I have ever made for my photography. Josh has such an amazing talent for breaking down and explaining things in such a clear and simple way, it makes things so easy to understand. I have experienced so many, “OMG! how did I not get that before,” moments throughout this course. I have found a confidence that I never had before doing this course, even when I thought I knew what I was doing, I realise now that I was only going through the motions and not truly understanding why I was making the decisions I was, probably because I read somewhere that’s what I should be doing. I can’t begin to explain how much I have learned and now really understand.

One example would be Lesson 3, what a forehead slapping revelation that was for me. Josh has broken down ISO, Aperture, & Shutter Speed in a way I have never had it explained before, it seems so easy now!!! I think I have every card with pictures of the lens openings, blurry bunnies and any other kind of reference to try and understand these three beasts, and all it took was a video from Josh for me to finally get it, and how to use them when taking a photo.

This course offers so much information, support and feedback, you would have to attend half a dozen workshops to receive the same amount of knowledge. It not only teaches, but also inspires you to get your camera out of the cupboard and participate in the photo challenges at the end of each lesson. Post them to the community page, get feedback and watch your photos improve every- day.

I could write a novel noting all the things I love about this course, but it would be easier for you to do yourself and your photography a huge favour and join this course, you won’t regret it.”
Gail Zoutenbier
Australia
“I am blown away by the content. It is just awesome. Josh lays out the meat of getting great photography in an easy to understand as well as entertaining way. I have already used his guideline of one of his charts titled ‘What Kind of Light Works for Different Scenes’ on a recent trip to a National Forest. I can’t always get out for Golden Hour so this was very real world helpful for me. The lesson where Josh analyzes the 4 critical parts of HIS images to show what doesn’t work vs what and why the same scene does work is one I have already watched more than once.

I think practicing in the field the 4 critical parts of an image before pressing the shutter button will increase my keepers and “WOW” photos immensely. This really is the secret ingredient of wall hanging photos. Each lesson of this course just keeps getting better and better.”
Janet Cook
Texas
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The course starts when you enroll and ends when you finish it. It is a completely self-paced online course. You decide when you start and when you finish.

Plan 4-6 weeks to finish the course. There are 11 modules comprising 35 total lessons, each with its own video. Most videos are 5-10 minutes long, and the total course run time is 3 hours 30 minutes. I recommend you progress through 1-2 modules per week so you have time to digest and practice the techniques. In fact, the lessons are dripped out to you on a schedule so you can’t overload your brain with too much at once

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.

Absolutely! Every lecture, worksheet, and transcript is available for you to download.

You will get the most out of this if you have the following gear:

  • DSLR / Mirrorless Camera
  • Lenses Covering a Range From 16mm to 200mm
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • CPL Filter
  • GND Filters
  • Extra Batteries, Memory Cards, Lens Wipes
  • Snacks

I am working as hard as I can to make sure this course delivers the same value as a workshop, if not more. I don’t want to waste your time or your money so I’ve worked to make sure every lesson is useful, practical, easy-to-understand, quick to consume, and information-dense. Based on my experience teaching workshops I’d say most students can absorb three to four of these techniques in the course of a 3-day workshop. So this course delivers roughly 2-3 workshops’ worth of information that you can consume on your own schedule. And like a workshop with this course you can ask questions, get feedback, and build a community of friends and fellow photographers.

In every pricing tier you have full access to the complete course. That’s 35 instructional videos and a total of 3.5 hours of content. You also get lesson transcripts and bonus learning aides like eBooks, step-by-step flowcharts, lighting guides, creativity exercises, and more. Each lesson also has a discussion so you can ask questions and have them answered by the instructor.

Every pricing tier also includes access to our exclusive online photo community at Flickr. Here you can share photos with your fellow students, get and give unlimited critique, create meetups, and build discussions not covered by the course.

Silver Tier also includes 6 weeks of group mentoring and portfolio reviews, via live video chats.

Gold Tier includes 8 weeks of 1-on-1 private mentoring and portfolio reviews, via live video chats

Think about every “How To” video you’ve ever watched online. Ever notice how the presenters talk for 20 minutes before getting into the actual technique they’re trying to teach? Don’t you wish they would just SHUT UP AND TEACH you how to do what they do?

“Shut Up And Teach” – That’s the philosophy I used when creating the lessons for this course. No filler, no blather. Just fantastic information in easy-to-digest bites.

This is not a sprawling “how to do everything in landscape photography” kind of course, which is what those other courses tend to be. In those ponderous courses you’ve got sit through the instructor talking about a bunch of stuff that’s not relevant to you before you pick up that nugget of info that actually is. Who’s got time to watch 12 hours of video just to learn one salient point?

The whole idea of 9 Easy Steps to Photographing Epic Grand Landscapes is to get you a real photographic transformation in as little time as possible. The techniques I’m presenting in this course took me years to learn, and thousands of dollars in time, travel, excursions, and practice. I want to help you understand them as quickly and easily as I can. You can watch the course this afternoon and start taking epic grand landscape photos tonight.

I also want to keep the community small, engaged, and full of dedicated photographers who genuinely want to learn and improve their photos. I would much rather have 20 really excited photographers in the course than 20,000 who don’t care. “Bargain Basement” online courses don’t provide value, don’t give you incentive to continue learning, and don’t encourage you to achieve the results you’re looking for. This course does.

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I have a full 30-day refund policy. If you have completed at least three lessons and are unsatisfied with your purchase contact me and I will give you a full refund.

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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A MYSTERY

Stop wishing for better photos and get started today. 10 Techniques will walk you through my favorite powerful and practical techniques for crafting WOW photos. You’ve already spent thousands of dollars on your camera, lenses, tripod, and accessories. Now invest in the skills and techniques to bring your artistic vision to life.

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