Nature and Landscape Photography Course


Nature and Landscape Photography Course Overview

This online nature and landscape photography course is designed to teach you how to photograph the beauty of the world around you. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about outdoor photography, including what types of gear to use in every situation, how to work with natural light, and what times of the day make for the most compelling images. Professional photographers explain the nuances of composition, exposure and framing so you can take better pictures of wildlife, flowers, landscapes and more.

Throughout the course, you will complete a series of photo projects that will help you develop a portfolio of high-quality work. Each project will be evaluated by a professional photographer, your teacher and mentor whose job is to help you succeed. By the time you complete the course, you will have the skills and confidence necessary to shoot professional-quality nature photography.

NYIP Graduates are eligible to become certified by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

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What you'll learn

After completing the Nature and Landscape Photography course, students will be able to:

  • Capture the beauty of the world around them.
  • Discuss what types of gear to use in every situation outdoors and recognize how climate conditions affect his or her work.
  • Explain the nuances of composition, exposure, and framing so he or she can better pictures of wildlife, flowers, landscapes, and more.
  • Describe how to work with natural light, and what times of the day make for the most compelling images.
  • Demonstrate mastery in the use of equipment.
  • Discover how to capture the true essence of a subject.
  • Act on opportunities available for different lines of work as a photographer and apply business regulations to them.
  • Develop a portfolio of his or her work that emulates a visual signature.

All this for much less than the cost of a residential photography program... view course pricing

What you get

  • 4 units of course materials— lessons and HD video available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • A professional photographer as your mentor— there to help you improve, provide technical support, and review your photos as you move through the course
  • Access to our student forum— an online community to discuss courses, get answers to your questions, and share your photos
  • Up to 18 months to complete the course at your own pace
  • 14 days to review the course risk-free— full refunds offered in first two weeks after enrollment
  • NYIP Certificate in Nature and Landscape Photography— delivered upon graduation
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The New York Institute of Photography's Course in Nature and Landscape Photography is the most thorough set of lessons available on this photographic specialty. Let NYIP's expert instructors guide you through every aspect of mastering the art of making stunning photographs of the natural world. We start with mastering your equipment, the finer points of focus, exposure, white balance, and more. We delve deeply into all aspects of light- your most essential artistic tool. What are the characteristics and kinds of natural light? And how can you use them to your advantage? When is artificial light called for? How can you use is technically and creatively? And composition- what are the elements? What are the rules? And how do you follow them- or break them, depending on your vision? You'll learn how to creatively approach all kinds of natural subjects, including a lesson completely devoted to weather. You won't find a better course for venturing into nature and achieving your vision. NYIP's online course is well organized, easy to navigate and filled with gorgeous photography and insightful video lessons. There are tests and project assignments to guarantee your progress, and you'll have your own professional mentor to guide you towards your best work. And because it's online, you can learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace. Venture beyond your comfort zone- enroll today.

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Abir Biswas
The course that includes theory both video tutorials and informative articles with techniques and advice, is really essential to learn the basics of Photography and helpful in clearing minute doubts.
I loved this course. I was very informative and expanded my knowledge of photography greatly. I will continue to take more courses from NYIP.
Laurence Oberman
I have been a hobbyist for years but decided it was time to get some proper training to improve my capabilities.rnrnThis course met all my expectations. Even though I was able to move through it fairly quickly, I learned a lot of very key elements that will definitely improve my skills.rnrnThey grade super fast and have very fair and honest critique. Such that I was able to know how to improve pictures I had submitted for grading.rnrnI would recommend this to anybody wanting to improve their photography.
Gina Arnedos
i very much enjoyed this course as it builds on the skills learned in the Fundamentals course and challenged me in my favorite area of nature photography.
Sham Shankar Bhat S N
I was newbie to Landscape and Wildlife photography before getting into the course. Now I can proudly say that My skills as a photographer have definitely risen to a higher level after studying with the NYIP. Now I am very confident about all the parameters of photography. Very informative course, Would highly recommend!. Thanks to NYIP and mentors for making photography learning fun and easy!
I absolutely love this school. I have been interested in photography since I was a small child and now that I have an almost two year old son of my own my goals in life are to master the art of photography, get my work out there for the world to see, buy a small office space to call my own and then start a photography business that way I can make a better life for my son. I have already completed the Fundamentals of Digital Photography course and now I'm currently working on the Nature and Landscape course and I highly recommend this school.
Wilber Caleb Lugo Carrera
Simply Awesome!
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Dave Tobin
Great course would recommend it to others.
Elias Muschner
It was fun learning about the course and watching the videos
Shelby snow
Very helpful course on what your camera you are able to do with your camera.
Donny Cook
I have always thought I did a good if not great job with wildlife and storm photo's, but now I just got even better
Patricia Sáenz Kopp
What a wonderful course. The information given is clear and all the videos are great help.