Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi

Fstoppers.com has teamed up with Elia Locardi to produce Photographing The World: Landscape Photography & Post-processing. With 15 lessons and more than 12 hours of video content, this tutorial will take you from the on-location capture all the way through Elia's post-processing techniques in the studio.  To produce a truly unique landscape tutorial unlike any other, we traveled to both Iceland and New Zealand so we could teach lessons in two completely different climates and seasons.  From waterfalls and ice caves in Iceland to lakes and ocean sides in New Zealand, Photographing the World has something for everyone interested in landscape photography.  

 

Meet Elia

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker and highly experienced educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 50 countries and flown over one million miles.

Elia Locardi Landscape Photography Tutorial Video
Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of travel photography. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, depth and emotion. Fstoppers is excited to team up with Elia to share his photography process from the moment the image is captured all the way to the final post production rendering.

Here are a couple of Before and After Examples included in the Landscape Photography Tutorial

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Landscape Photography Video Tutorial Before - New ZealandLandscape Photography Video Tutorial After - New Zealand

The full landscape photography tutorial is broken down into 15 lessons, plus an Intro to Gear and Intro to the Basics, which covers all of the gear, scouting tips, composition techniques, and camera settings Elia uses on a daily basis to create his stunning imagery. With the tutorial download, you will also receive access to his RAW files and reference Photoshop PSD files.  This means you can follow along with your own edits as Elia teaches you every step of his streamlined workflow.  From simple layer masking techniques to complex blending with luminosity masks, this tutorial will give you the tools to make stunning landscape photographs yourself. 

This tutorial includes 15 lessons and post processing sessions

What’s included in the Digital Download:

  • 12+ Hours of Video Content (1080p, 23.9fps, H.264 mpg4, over 25GB of material)

  • 15 On Location and Studio Post-processing Lessons

  • Intro to the Basics of Photography

  • Overview of every piece of photography gear Elia uses and why

  • Full RAW files and companion software catalogs so you can follow along (Lightroom, PSD, and CaptureONE)

  • 8 Behind the Scenes episodes of our experiences traveling and filming this incredible project

  • Private Elia Facebook Group access for extended education and photo sharing

Follow along and edit your own versions of each image

For these video tutorials, our goal is for you to be able to jump right in and create world class images from day one. So instead of teaching just the basic buttons, sliders and software, we are going to be working on the actual files we captured together in the field. As we go along, the complexity will ramp up, and new tools and techniques will be added in each lesson as you follow along.  By the end of this tutorial you will know how to use Elia's workflow to produce stunning landscape images of your own.  

What is covered in this tutorial:

  • Photography Basics (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, White Balance, etc)
  • Overview of best lenses and gear for Landscape photography
  • Tips for better composition
  • Focus Stacking and maximizing depth of field
  • Bracketing and multi exposure blending
  • Graduated Neutral Density Filters
  • Solid Neutral Density Filters
  • Blurring water and skies with long exposures
  • Building Panoramic images
  • Dealing with Sun Flare
  • Understanding Light (Golden Hour, Blue Hour, Sunrise and Sunset)
  • Using lens compression to your advantage
  • Removing and adding the human element into your images
  • Polarizers​
  • Bracketing and multiple exposure blending
  • RAW Processing and Editing Workflow
  • Color correction and image adjustment
  • Basic object removal, painting, and cloning
  • Masking and Layering Techniques
  • Introduction to Luminosity Masking
  • Time Blending (combining exposures shot at different times)

When building the lessons for this tutorial, it was important for us to teach not only the technical aspects of landscape photography but also the creative and subjective artistry that makes this genre so popular.  With this in mind, each lesson contains new challenges and new solutions to help you become better equipped when out in the field.  

Bonus Fstoppers Behind the Scenes

As an extra bonus, Lee and Patrick have edited 8 short behind the scenes episode of their travels with Elia and Naomi Locardi.  These videos act as a personal diary through both Iceland and New Zealand, giving you an intimate look into how each lesson was filmed and produced.  Living life out of a suitcase while carrying 100s of pounds of camera gear isn't always the most glamorous lifestyle but it does makes for some great entertainment.  

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Two Additional Photographing the World Tutorials!

If you are not aware, Photographing the World 1 is only part of the Photographing the World series. If you are new to Elia's work or are looking for the most comprehensive education on landscape and cityscape photography, we have combined multiple tutorials below with additional savings. For more information on either of these other tutorials, head over to the tutorial page for Photographing the World 2 as well as Photographing the World 3

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Patrick Hall's picture

I know for certain he covers this at the Wanaka Tree and elsewhere in the tutorial. I'm not expert on illumination masks but I remember Elia specifically selecting masks for just the shadows, highlights, and then inverting both to get a mid tones only mask.

i hope he uses some action side panel like TK panel v4 or Lumenzia
will make things more easy to understand

In just a few simple words: this course is awesome.
Either you're a beginner or an advanced landscape photographer you will find in-depth explanations of shooting and post processing techniques which will help take your own photography to the next level.
And Elia's style of teaching is amazing, not only an excellent landscape photographer but also a great teacher.
This is the first series of a number of tutorials which will be released in the next few months and will cover astrophotography and cityscape photography as well.
Highly recommended!

I hope this big file to download is splitted in several parts,as such a big file is difficult to download.

Patrick Hall's picture

Yes, each files is less than 2GB so you should be able to download multiple files pretty easily. If not, we do offer the USB option so you can have the entire thing delivered to your home.

Ronne Vinkx's picture

I rarely spend money on training but I just had to get this one. Absolutely love it. It's great watching a professional doing what he does and laying it all out on the table. No secrets and all aspects are covered. It's highly entertaining, too. I just went to Iceland last June where I flew with my Phantom, so seeing all those places again was great.

Anonymous's picture

Great photography and tutorials but I'd have a salt shaker handy for when he talks about gear.

Edit: I just finished the entire thing (it's a lot to take in) so I had to reiterate how educational the post processing was.
Unfortunately, I was a little put off by a few details that could have been corrected in video production. For example, in the Aurora tutorial he goes into great detail about using a particular camera and lens but no mention is made of the fact he (wisely, I think) uses photos from a different combination. It's kinda like paying $25 for a novel which includes obviously paid-for product endorsements throughout (I thought the wrist thingies, during post, were a bit much). Having said that, the music was awesome and had an enormous impact on the entire production. Can't wait for the sequel and, having vented, won't be so nit-picky with it.

Patrick Hall's picture

Why is that? He uses both a flagship Nikon and a basic Fuji mirrorless. The nice thing about landscape photography is you do not need top of the line lenses because in most cases you are shooting at f8-11 anyways.

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Hello Elia,
I'm interested to buy your course. I'm Italian and I ask if they are provided Italian subtitles (in honor of your origins!). It would make the product more attractive port to the international market. Thank you !

Putting subtitles on a 12 hour video could cost over $10,000. I'm afraid we can't afford to do it.

Patrick Hall's picture

Not to mention that would only cover Spanish....adding multi languages would be a nightmare.

I was too hesitant at first to purchase this tutorial but since I've always wanted to learn the post-processing techniques of Elia, I bit the bullet. And boy was I wrong to hesitate on the first place. I haven't gone yet through the actual lessons and I just finished watching the Introduction, Gear and all the BTS episodes, and I just can't find the right words to say how much I appreciate you guys for coming up with this fantastic idea of teaming up with the world's best travel and landscape photographer of this generation.

Watching the BTS shows the dedication of everyone, specially Lee from waking up too early for a couple of days. I specially love the bungee jump/swing drop episode, Elia wasn't able to join you guys there?

Looking forward for the cityscape and astrophotography episodes. Again, great job on this very successful tutorial, guys. Elia and Naomi, always keep safe. Cheers for a job well done.

Rachik BOUANANI's picture

I am a huge Fan of Elia Locardi. I have no doubt on the quality of this tutorial regarding the price. I have just one question for Fstoppers before getting it : If you drop the price in the future, are you willing to refund the difference ?

Patrick Hall's picture

We give everyone a 30 price match policy. However, we have yet to drop the price on any of our tutorials yet. Sometimes we run specials during the holidays and we honor that price difference if you bought it within the 30 day window.