Urban Travel Photography for Instagram

A course by Elaine Li , Art Director and Photographer

Art Director and Photographer. Sydney, Australia.
Joined January 2020

Learn to capture the essence of your travels by exploring photography techniques to shoot both day and night, and build a meaningful connection with your followers

  • 96% positive reviews (48)
  • 2884 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to capture the essence of your travels by exploring photography techniques to shoot both day and night, and build a meaningful connection with your followers

For the photographer and art director Elaine Li, urban travel photography is about opening your mind, embracing differences and capturing the essence of a city. Over the years, Elaine has worked for brands like Canon and The North Face, immortalizing the true soul of places. In this online course, she teaches you how to create Instagram-perfect photos of your travels.

Learn how to find the ideal spot to take artistic pictures and things to look out for in night shots. See how to edit your photos and how to best post them on your social media to create authentic connections with your audience. Capture what you see and turn your Instagram feed into an engaging and ever-changing travel story.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 15 downloads

Location Research
7 minutes, 50 seconds
Gear and Equipment
2 minutes, 54 seconds
The Location and First Image
3 minutes, 42 seconds
Capturing People and Emotions
2 minutes, 30 seconds
Photographing at Night
3 minutes, 31 seconds
Editing 1
14 minutes, 53 seconds
  • 96% positive reviews (48)
  • 2884 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 31m)
  • 15 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a set of urban photographs, either during the day or at night, and retouch them in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who is passionate about photography and wants to improve their shots during their travels to share them on social media.

Requirements and materials

A basic knowledge of a DSLR camera and editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom is required.

As for the equipment, you’ll need a camera for shooting, a laptop for editing with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom installed, and a smartphone with Instagram.


Reviews

2884 Students
48 Reviews
96% Positive ratings
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Elaine Li

A course by Elaine Li

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Art Director and Photographer

Elaine Li is an art director and photographer from Hong Kong, currently based in Sydney. She works in the field of advertising, and over time she has developed campaigns for brands such as McDonald's, Nike, Red Cross, Allianz and many more.

She is also very passionate about photography. When she was 12, her dad gifted her a digital camera, and she has been obsessed ever since. In 2012, she began sharing her work on Instagram, amassing over 261K followers. Currently, she works with brands to create content for social media, and capture photos for tourism boards and experience providers.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Preparation for Travel Photography
    • Location Research
    • Photography Tips
    • Gear and Equipment
  • U3

    Capturing Moments

    • The Location and First Image
    • Capturing People and Emotions
    • Photographing at Night
  • U4

    Selecting and Editing the Images

    • Image Selection
    • Editing 1
    • Editing 2
    • Sharing on Instagram
    • Engaging with the Audience
  • FP

    Final project

    • Urban Travel Photography for Instagram

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Urban Travel Photography for Instagram. Photography, and Video course by Elaine Li

Urban Travel Photography for Instagram

A course by Elaine Li
Art Director and Photographer. Sydney, Australia.
Joined January 2020
  • 96% positive reviews (48)
  • 2884 students