Photographing The World: 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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Anonymous's picture

very nice

Gavyn Tillison's picture

Dear F Stoppers

WOW !
That one is on my must get list !!

JK Chekpo's picture

I wish you guys would offer the lessons one by one too. So we could pick what we feel we need the most, as this price is (even though it's surely fair) quite high for a student like me. I'm not implying that I know everything and therefore only need one lesson of the pack, just that I might be more interested in one special section more than another one and could get them one after the other.

My thoughts exactly. The same applies for those who are more experienced in post-processing but would only prefer to have an overview or sneak peek of the current workflow of Elia which they can apply on their own workflow for post-processing improvement.

Anonymous's picture

I don't think that would work. They're very accumulative and how would you know where to jump in? As you watch more and more tutorials, you'll spend a greater percentage of your time seeing stuff you already know but will be well rewarded with the smaller and smaller percentages of knowledge you pick up. If you ever think you have nothing left to learn, get a different hobby.

This looks like an incredible e-learning course. Mentioned is ALL the different equipment you used. Being amateur with one camera and not all the fancy equipment or wacom or Apple electronics, will I still benefit and be able to use what I learn with limited equipment? Also as someone else mentioned, the post work is something I am wondering if one can really follow step by step or it goes fast and assumes the student knows where and which tool is being used. Sure looks beautiful!

Anonymous's picture

You can do everything he does w/o fancy equipment, but you really should have a tripod and polarizing filter or neutral density filter for some of the situations.
He's very good at bringing you along step by step. And equally important, after he's gone over a concept enough times that you should understand it, he doesn't belabor the point.

Is it possible to get the list of Gears used in this course? I am yet to purchase this course offering..

Fantastic job!!

Elia, Patrick, Lee and team have done a brilliant job slowly introducing the work flow from shoot to retouch. This set starts with the basics leading up to more slightly complex retouching and gives you an insight into the creativity of how Elia approaches his images and how much thought and dedication is involved.

Have applied some techniques to older images and can already see the difference.

Looking forward to the next supplement guys....when do you think this is due to be released?

Hello there guys, just wondering if this include the cityscape guide or is it going to be a different one, thanks for everything! keep going

The cityscape tutorial is a separate product that we are still editing and should be released next year.

$100 for a USB stick? Ouch

Adnan Bubalo's picture

World is full of tutorials, some good and some not that good, and there is many different ways to learn something if you wish too, but 300$ -260€ is way to expensive - this is most expensive photography tutorial in the world by now as far as I know.. I would like to see it, and to learn something from Elia, I like him a lot, but price is to high and it's like it is forbiden for a thousands photographers whom live out of rich countries. I think 30$ is decent price and you will make more money that way. No doubt this must be excellent tutorial...but...dont let "torrent" guy make money out of your work. Best regards.

AN Awesome Tutorial. Well Worth the cost. Having been to both countries, the tutorials not only brought back fond memories but really showed me how to tap the potential of the images I took/ I cannot wait until the 2nd tutorial is released!