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Instructor: Charlie Borland Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129

If you love the outdoors and photography, then you are in the right place.  

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography.

In this course, designed for beginning photographers, you will learn the key ingredients to creating amazing landscape and nature photos. I will show you the gear best suited for landscape photography, how to obtain a perfect exposure, how to develop your ‘Eye’ to see striking compositions, and how to ‘see’ the light.

Join me as I share 35 years of landscape photography from across America. We’ll look at how to photograph mountains, rivers, the desert, sunsets and sunrises, forests, all 4 seasons, and much, much more.

In this course you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know regarding gear for landscape photography
  • How to master exposure settings
  • Understanding the exposure triangle
  • Strategies for stunning compositions
  • Determining the best light for a subject
  • And how to make the image ‘pop’ with processing

Here’s what you will learn week by week:

Week 1: Everything you about equipment, lenses, cameras, the exposure triangle, ISO, and depth of field;

Week 2: How to get the perfect exposure and an in-depth of outdoor lighting including quality, angle, and finding the best light.

Week 3: The art of visualization and compositional techniques, including approaches like diagonals, near/far, patterns, and designs in nature.

Week 4: Processing your digital files for beautiful results. We’ll cover both Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom. We’ll finish with a photo adventure to Utah’s Fallen Roof Indian Ruin where I show you how to get there, how I photographed it, and how I processed the photo.

Dallas Divide (el. 8,970 feet is a high mountain pass in Colorado located on State Highway 62 about 12 miles west of the town of Ridgway. The pass is a saddle between the San Juan Mountains to the south and the Uncompahgre Plateau to the north and divides the Uncompahgre River watershed from the San Miguel River watershed and Ouray County from San Miguel County. The pass takes its name from Dallas Creek which drains the basin on the north side of Mount Sneffels into the Uncompahgre River. The pass overlooks the Sneffels Range. A toll road was first constructed over Dallas Divide in 1880 linking the town of Dallas near Ridgway with Telluride. In 1890 the Rio Grande Southern Railroad was built over the divide from Ridgway to Telluride.

Why learn from me?

I will share the same techniques I used to create landscape photographs that have appeared in over 500 calendars, hundreds of magazines, advertisements, web uses, books, and more. I have photographed in every state in the lower 48 of the U.S. and will demonstrate the necessary techniques to create stunning photographs. I will show you how I created quality photography that has gotten me published in National Geographic, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Backpacker, Snow Country, Outdoor Photographer, and many more.

Wait, there’s more…..

Also included, are several lectures all captured while photographing in the wild. Called Field Trips, they are designed to demonstrate important techniques included in the course lectures. I’ll take you with me as I explore and employ a variety of approaches for creating great photographs while in the field.

Are you ready to create stunning nature photography?

Then join me in this online adventure and in no time, you will gain a better understanding of how to create great landscape photographs.

I look forward to seeing you in class.


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Instructor: Charlie Borland

Charlie BorlandCharlie Borland is an award-winning commercial photographer based in Oregon. Charlie travels extensively for a wide range of clients. People are his forte, on the job or at play. With a career spanning 30 years, he produces photography for annual reports, advertising, and editorial clients.

His photographs have been seen in National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women’s Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, CIO, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, and Sunset, to name a few.

Charlie’s partial client list includes: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Tektronix, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Precision Castparts Corp., Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Pacificorp, Cellular One, Sequent Computer, Early Winters, Cascade Bancorp, and Associated General Contractors.

Charlie has taught at BPSOP since the beginning, training several thousand photographers and is author of Outdoor Flash Photography, available on his website:

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