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Five Steps to Better Landscape Photography

Dave Henry
May 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 Class
Canon Live Learning San Francisco
201 California St.
Suite 100
San Francisco, California 94111


For many photographers, making a good landscape photo is their passion. Beginners think it’s as easy as simply showing up. More advanced photographers say landscape photography is one of the most difficult of photographic pursuits. 

Unlike portraits, advertising and sports photography, the landscape photographer is simply a spectator waiting for nature to cooperate in bringing all the elements of a great photo together with the right light and dramatic weather for their subject. 

Good landscape photography begins with a systematic, mechanical approach and then relies on the photographer to exercise their creativity in finding that great image. 

Our resident photojournalist and Canon Live Learning instructor, Dave Henry, has broken down the mechanical thought process and will show you the five steps he uses to quickly assess the scene that then allows him to begin the creative vision he has for the composition. 

From menus, picture styles and filters, Dave will show you his secrets in creating those jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets. 

What you will learn: 

• Lighting and its impact on the landscape 

• How to put Apps to work for you 

• The best landscape lenses and how to use them 

• Using tilt-shift lenses every day to solve problems 

• Software solutions to consider before and after the trip 

• Using WiFi with your mobile device to preview depth-of-field and filter effects 

• How not to be afraid of shooting in manual mode 

• Color balance and Picture Styles for any situation 

• How to conquer the weather with your photos 

• How to appreciate the power of twilight and capture the mood 

What is provided: 

• Canon notebook, pen and lens cloth 

• Water and light snacks

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