Landscape and Nature Photography

A course by Alvaro Valiente
Photographer and Videographer. A Coruña, Spain.
Joined October 2019
, Photographer and Videographer

Capture landscapes in your own unique style and transport others to faraway places using your camera

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (183)
  • 4827 students

Capture landscapes in your own unique style and transport others to faraway places using your camera



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (183)
  • 4827 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 4m)
  • 11 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


According to photographer and videographer Alvaro Valiente, there is no greater work of art than nature. If you agree and want to capture that beauty with your camera, it’s time to find the perfect synergy between discovering new places and improving your photography. Are you ready to join the adventure?

In this course, learn the creative process for taking pictures of landscapes and nature. See different ways of portraying the same location and play with perspectives using some of Alvaro’s favorite tricks. By the end, you will have improved your observation skills and begun to develop your own unique style.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Basic concepts, material and previous preparation
  • U3
    U3. On the adventure: it's time to take photos!
  • U4
    U4. Retouching and photo editing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Alvaro and his career in photography. He shows you some of his influences and references that inspire his work and editing. Then, he gives you a short tour of what you will see in this course.

Next, see some basic photography concepts to face any situation with expertise. After reviewing the theory, Alvaro shows you the equipment he uses and explains how to get the most out of yours. Then, prepare everything you need to get ready for your next adventure.

The time has come to put everything you’ve learned into practice. Go to your chosen destination and start taking photos. Learn different approaches for photographing a space, some simple tricks for improving your images, and how to adapt to each situation.

Finally, select the photos that you like most to enhance them even more. Alvaro teaches you the secrets of his creative editing workflow so you can achieve professional results. He also applies a range of different edits so that you can use them as a base for developing your own style.

What is this course's project?

Create and edit three photographs of a place of your choice, using different perspectives and techniques that have been learned throughout the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who loves nature and wants to learn or improve their nature photography.

Whether you are a beginner or already have a shoot, this course will offer everything you need, from basic shooting concepts to a creative workflow for professionally editing and retouching your images in Lightroom.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need to know how to use your camera. Alvaro goes through some basics, but you should know how to apply them. A strong desire to explore nature and lots of patience is also required.

As for the materials, you should have a reflex or mirrorless camera with a 24-70mm focal length zoom lens in full-frame format (minimum) or 18-55mm in ASPC format. Also, you should have a computer with Adobe Lightroom installed and a range of lenses and different focal points.


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Alvaro Valiente

A course by Alvaro Valiente

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Photographer and Videographer

Beginning in 2016, Alvaro Valiente began to look at the world through the lens of his camera, a decision that changed the way he imagined his life. He is a photographer and videographer specializing in nature and landscapes, showing the world where we live to others by combining his passions for photography and travel.

His video and photography projects can be found on his website. You can join him on his travels by following him on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Basic concepts, material and previous preparation

    • Photography basics
    • Good practices in photography
    • What do we need to be ready for adventure?
    • Previous study of the place
  • U3

    On the adventure: it's time to take photos!

    • Photograph that will include a subject in it
    • Detail photography
    • The landscape in all its essence
  • U4

    Retouching and photo editing

    • Image selection
    • Workflow in Lightroom 1
    • Workflow in Lightroom 2
    • Workflow in Lightroom 3
    • Photography and social media
  • FP

    Final project

    • Landscape and Nature Photography

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Landscape and Nature Photography. Photography, and Video course by Alvaro Valiente

Landscape and Nature Photography

A course by Alvaro Valiente
Photographer and Videographer. A Coruña, Spain.
Joined October 2019
  • 93% positive reviews (183)
  • 4827 students