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

Download this 12+ hour digital download now
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172 Comments

Lyndon Brandt's picture

Tutorial looks great and Im trying to make the purchase but every time I try and check out via the shopping cart Im greeted with a 'ERROR'. Happens with both PayPal and direct Visa payment. Contacted the support team but no answer. Would love to get my hands on it though but I keep getting declined.

Patrick Hall's picture

Does it ask you to login or type or credit card? I just tested it on my cell and both checkout options work for me. Could your IP or country be blocking the PayPal portal?

Lyndon Brandt's picture

Thanks for getting back to me Patrick. I have tried with and without paypal. Haven't had problems with Paypal in the past. Im not sure if my country is blocking the portal. Im based in South Africa.

Patrick Hall's picture

Hmmm, yeah I'm not really sure what is going on there. Are you able to call paypal and tell them what is happening (or email them)? If you have a screen capture of the error, I can try to solve it on my end.

Michel Nguyen's picture

Hi guys,

Greetings from Vietnam!

I would love to purchase the tutorial and wondering how long will the "delivery to Vietnam" take in case I select the physical USB?

Cheers,

Patrick Hall's picture

The usb usually ships within 12 days. Some people have received it within the 12 days and others have had a few extra days depending on their country. Shouldn't be longer than 3 weeks though

Michel Nguyen's picture

Thanks :D should start waiting!

Paul Jeyaraj's picture

Hello Elia, finally had the chance to complete all of this wonderful lessons. A bit of background, I first came across your name while watching Scott Kelby, then started following your website and hoped to meet you one day, which finally happened during your latest trip to Singapore with your wife Naomi, and participated in your Fuji Photowalk.

After eagerly waiting, I bought this tutorial as soon as it was made available. This tutorial in every sense is of awesome quality, content rich in Landscape Photography and your amazing talent in post. This is a keeper for life.

Fstoppers, I am also your new fan, this is the 3rd tutorial I have bought, first with Mike Kelley's: Where Art Meets Architecture, and then followed by Dylan Patrick's The Cinematic Headshot. Please continue to create awesome content, and I shall be your loyal customer for life.

Can't wait for the next set of tutorials from Elia, Lee/Patrick.

Awesome job guys.

Paul
Singapore

Rachik BOUANANI's picture

Hi Fstoppers team,
In the making of series, you mention 7 countries and cityscapes, we even see Elia Locardi in action in a city.
But when I read the introduction on the top of this page, its showing 2 countries instead of 7 and no cityscapes.
Is it a second project in production or was dropped from the scope ?
Thank you again for your answer.

Patrick Hall's picture

This tutorial only covers landscapes. We shoot many lessons throughout Iceland and New Zealand but they all focus only on natural landscapes.

We are currently wrapping up a second tutorial on only Cityscapes and Advanced Post Processing. It covers ancient and modern cities and it should be released around Dec/Jan.

Chip Sutton's picture

I have been following Elia and his work for a while now and was immediately interested when I saw that he was working on this tutorial. I ordered as soon as it was available and started watching the lessons. First, the production is first rate. You can see that a lot of effort went into creating a very professional looking product. With every lesson I learned something, but most importantly after watching the tutorial it got me to think differently when I go out shooting. I now think about more than just composition, f-stop, etc, but trying to visualize the end result and what type of shots I need to have to be able to post process into the result I want. I have started incorporating the tips and techniques from the lessons and can see a definite improvement in results.

Hat's off to Elia, Naomi, Patrick and Lee. I am anxiously waiting for part 2.

Bele Bergström's picture

Looks very interesting. I see Elia use a Wacom tablet in some sections. Is one required or optional and is there any instructions on how to use one if required?

Anonymous's picture

You can do everything he does with a mouse. A Wacom tablet, properly used, can make your edits more subtle though. WARNING! It takes a lot of practice (we're talking MONTHS at a minimum) to become proficient with them.

Bele Bergström's picture

thanks Patrick - I understand that part. What I was wondering is if he at all touches on how he utilizes it or if that's not part of the tutorial at all.

Anonymous's picture

He does not. I could point you to a good tutorial but I did that with a question regarding luminosity masking and it was deleted. I guess they don't want to promote other companies even when they don't offer a competing product.