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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172 Comments

Good stuff!

James Stewart's picture

Can't wait til I can afford rhe tutorial! Watching clips on YouTube...and love it! I want to travel the world like Elia...amazing!

Very interesting course, this great work that you guys did - great, but in our country the crisis is now so the price are increased by 2 times. $ 600 is a lot, and maybe more. Maybe later, when the rate of $ stabilize.

MOHD ZULKAMAL RADZI's picture

Wish to buy it in future

ganesh ghimire's picture

thanks, elia and your team for putting effort to make this tutorial. This is awesome i learned so much from this tutorial. Question to Elia how do you know so much about post processing techniques man. thanks for making it so simple and easy to learn.

Dear FStoppers, If I'm purchasing it now, will i be only getting this edition (Iceland &NZ) or am i getting auto subscribed to all the coming ones (Italy, Singapore etc)? Than you

Only to the NZ/Iceland. The Cityscape tutorial which was shot in major Asian countries will be sold separately. Sad I know.

Patrick Hall's picture

Yes, Cityscapes and Astrophotography are a completely separate tutorial that we will be releasing in Dec/Jan. We will have a early bird special for those who bought the Landscapes edition and we will probably package both together for a discount as well. The second tutorial is just as Epic as the first one and contains a lot more culture and variety in shooting situations. The BTS might even be better as well.

Sudhir Thite's picture

If I need to purchase this in India thru USB, is that option available to me?

Patrick Hall's picture

Yes, the USB option ships world wide. I believe it takes 2-3 weeks to arrive but we offered it just to help those out who have slower download speeds or are charged for data usage.

Sudhir Thite's picture

Thank you Patrick. This is quite a nice customer service I must call.

Elia, Lee, Patrick,

I am brand new to photography (6months in) and Photoshop has seemed very overwhelming to me so I was reluctant to purchase the tutorial as I felt it would be intimidating. I have to say though, that after even the first tutorial, I was blown away at how clearly you describe and demonstrate your technique. I am midway through now and feel that with each lesson my baby steps are gaining stability and confidence. You guys are doing great work and are much appreciated. The content is world class, and I am pleasantly surprised at how transparent you are with your workflow to show us exactly how to improve our own technique. In just a few videos I have taken leaps past what knowledge I was able to pick up from other videos over several months since starting my journey into this amazing experience of attempting to capture the beauty around us. I feel now, with much help from you, I am beginning to understand how to portray the feelings I have in those moments and be able to hold on to those feelings long after. Once again, thanks so much for all the work that that y'all put into the tutorial and much looking forward to the next.

Wish you all the best,

Alex Anastase

Ps: the behind the scenes are not only entertaining but thoroughly enjoyed getting to see all of y'all's personality and to see how much work goes into creating each lesson. Definitely a Fstopper fan!

I'm so glad to hear that!

Scott Harnden's picture

I was nervous about buying the tutorial due to the price, but I can honestly say that it was well-worth the money having finished it. I think that Fstoppers has underplayed Elia's background in education just a bit. I'd hesitate to call this a tutorial; it's more of a class. Elia is very active and responsive through social media (the private facebook page), so you get some significant added value through that connection. You can't expect to achieve the same level of learning through youtube, forums, or other free methods.

Do not cheap out on this. People will throw money at gear all day, but I'd wager most people would benefit more from this product than a new lens or camera body. I didn't expect $300 to take me this far.

This is a thoroughly professional product, and I'm eagerly awaiting the release of part two. Thanks for the incredible experience, team!

Patrick Hall's picture

Yeah that's a good point, Elia was a very esteemed professor early in his career and it was pretty impressive to see how much thought and organization went into his post production planning as well as the planning for each on location shooting. I will have to make sure we hit on that more for the 2nd promo video. Thanks for the kind words Scott and I'm glad you are getting a ton of knowledge out of it.