Lifestyle and Travel Photography

A course by Julia Nimke
Lifestyle and Travel Photographer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined November 2020
, Lifestyle and Travel Photographer

Capture storytelling images of different spaces and learn how to edit them and create your own portfolio

  • 99% positive reviews (200)
  • 6570 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Capture storytelling images of different spaces and learn how to edit them and create your own portfolio

  • 99% positive reviews (200)
  • 6570 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 46m)
  • 21 additional resources (8 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

The beauty of photography is capturing a unique moment in time that will never be the same again. The art of photography, however, is being able to capture that moment in a way that is visually striking. Renowned photographer Julia Nimke is here to teach you how to take stunning images of both urban and natural landscapes that tell a story.

Learn how to take a series of images using different lighting techniques and how to play with composition in a way that defines perspective. Discover the difference between lenses and when to use each. Get insight on good post-production processes and learn how to showcase your work to the world.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Field Day in the City of Madrid
  • U4
    U4. Post-Production
  • U5
    U5. Sharing Your Work and Finding Clients
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Julia. She shares her background in photography, as well as her time at the Adobe Creative Residency. She also shares her influences that have shaped her style.

Learn Julia’s approach to creating a solid pre-production plan and finding inspiration for your shoot. Discover how storytelling can translate into photography through the use of detail, overview, and transition shots. She also shares her insights on scouting locations and creating a mood board.

Julia explores the streets of Madrid as she teaches how to shoot in a variety of lighting, but it can be applied to your own city. She explains how to work with side light, backlight, and front light. She covers composition and perspective, and how it can be used to create a narrative. Understand when it is best to use certain lenses like a wide angle, a 50mm, or a telephoto.

Next, dive into post-production. Learn all of Julia’s tips and tricks when editing images in Adobe Lightroom. First, select and tag your best images to help organize your workflow. Then, focus on how to edit your images, create presets, and correctly export files.

Take your photography a step further by learning how to share your work and find clients. Learn how to create an appealing portfolio and showcase your work online. Lastly, discover the delicate art of reaching out to clients and how to use social media to expand your audience.

What is this course's project?

Create a photo series of an outdoor space that tells a story of exploration, and include it in your portfolio

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in photography, including experienced photographers who want to improve their skills or reach more clients.

Requirements and materials

For this course, you will need a camera, preferably DSLR, basic photography skills and access to image editing software like Lightroom Classic.


6570 Students
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Julia Nimke

A course by Julia Nimke

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Lifestyle and Travel Photographer

Julia Nimke’s passion for photography began at age eleven when she started photgraphing everything around her. She learned how to develop film and went on to become a photojournalist. She also completed a coveted Adobe Creative Residency.

Julia has done commissioned work for clients such as Adobe, Fujifilm, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki, Dell, and Sony. Her work has been featured in magazines like Geo Special, Condé Nast Traveller, Emotion, Geo Saison, and Time Out New York. She has also done a wide range of commercial photography for a variety of marketing campaigns.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2


    • Materials
    • Storytelling and Getting Inspiration
    • Location Scouting
    • Creating a Mood Board
    • Planning Your Visit
  • U3

    Field Day in the City of Madrid

    • Studying Light
    • Compositions and Perspective
    • Lenses and Tips and Tricks
  • U4


    • Selecting and Tagging Images
    • Data Management
    • Editing and Delivering Images 1
    • Editing and Delivering Images 2
  • U5

    Sharing Your Work and Finding Clients

    • How to Create an Appealing Portfolio
    • Tips and Tricks on How to Reach Out to Client
    • Instagram and Social Media
  • FP

    Final project

    • Lifestyle and Travel Photography

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Lifestyle and Travel Photography. Photography, and Video course by Julia Nimke

Lifestyle and Travel Photography

A course by Julia Nimke
Lifestyle and Travel Photographer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined November 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (200)
  • 6570 students