Cloudscapes Landscapes beginning workshop details

Cloudscapes Landscapes beginning workshop details

Jack on location
Wallie on location
Jill on location

“Very informative and detailed. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to improve their landscape photography

Jack Neal, Student

“Great workshop for tips on getting results you want! Field workshop really knocked it out of the park! Highly recommend this!”

Walley Coley, Student

“I really enjoyed getting out and seeing the different light qualities change before my eyes! John was great and helped me with what to look for and what camera settings to use for landscapes!”

Jill Dickerman Brunks, Student



Cloudscapes Landscapes Beginning Workshops

Workshops schedule: 2020 Spring Classes now available- limited 10 people per class

April 17-18  Saturday, Sunday – location TBD, based on weather

This is a two day workshop – a 90-minute presentation and a on-location photoshoot the next day – TBD (am or pm) based on weather.

$195.00 Limited to 10 students per class.

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This workshop is for photographers that want to improve their skills shooting landscapes and cloudscapes. 

Schedule and Format

This class will cover how to create dramatic sky images that have an impact and what you need to do to capture the wonderful clouds and landscapes that the gulf coast offers. Great shots can become really fantastic images using the right techniques from pre-production to the actual shoot and in post-production. Successful landscape images have a procedure that is very different from a normal 35 mm format shooting. Great landscapes are its clouds, sea, sand, fields, landmarks utilize natural light and the different color temperatures that natural light produces. Understanding natural light how it behaves and when it changes is critical to creating exciting panoramic cloudscape images. Bring your camera and follow along as I demonstrate the basic settings, proper exposure techniques, pre-production stage, shooting stage, and post-production processes. 


Some of the key elements covered will be:

  • What you need
  • Scouting, location, and point of view
  • Understanding natural light, white balance and color temperature
  • Shooting wide angle and its nuances
  • Weather forecasts and predictability
  • Depth of field and Hyper-focal distance
  • Subject value range
  • Metering for correct exposures
  • Creating gradients for skies in post vs shooting with a Polarizer
  • Editing in Raw format and its advantages
  • Exposure X3 film simulations
  • Retouching in Photoshop
  • Using different features in photoshop
  • Saving finished file options
  • What to learn to keep improving 


This class will cover what you need to have in your bag for location shooting, what the pros use and cover ways to improve both in technique and in aesthetics.

About the instructor