And this clearly shows he is versatile enough to rock different projects.
All his experiences both in the field and in the studio make this course all the more interesting and fun at the same time.
What can you learn about landscape and nature photography from the viewpoint of a pro like Johny Spencer? Let’s find out.
Johny Spencer Course: The Structure
How is this course structured? I’ve attached a screenshot below of how it looks from the inside:
To start with…
It has a total of 30 modules, all of which contains video discussions and media files that are downloadable. (That’s really one hella great deal and I’ll talk more about it in the later portion of this review).
Just to give you an overview, here is a list of all the modules included in this photo course:
Theories and Discussions
Module 1: Welcome
This module contains a short video of Johny Spencer welcoming you all to his training tutorial in a fun and enthusiastic way. Watching it got me excited, to be honest.
Johny really has a way of making you feel comfortable right from the start of his lessons, which is a huge bonus.
Module 2: Research and Planning
This part of the course discusses about the importance of planning if you want to succeed as a nature and landscape photographer. The instructor emphasized the significance of checking various factors, like weather, cloud formation, wind and many more, before going into the shoot’s location.
Module 3: Light
In this lesson, Johny discusses the different light directions that you might experience when doing shoots outdoors. He also stresses the importance of knowing the best light direction for your session’s concept before diving into the real scenario.
Module 4: Composition
In this part, you will learn about the basics of composition. Johny will teach you when to follow the rules per book, and when it is safe to deviate from those rules.
Module 5: Equipment
Of course, the instructor won’t let you go out and shoot without knowing the right equipment you should be using. This section contains guides on which camera to use, which accessories you will need, what type of lens is best for landscapes, and many more.
Module 6: Filters
This part of the course focuses on the 2 major different types of filters you can use in fieldwork. The author also shares the “must-have” filter for all landscape photographers, newbie, intermediate and pros alike.
Module 7: Exposure
In this module, you will learn about the exposure triangle, which is one of the most basic concepts in photography. Johny discusses these things in the simplest and most beginner-friendly manner.
Module 8: Shooting Modes
The lesson focuses on various shooting modes present in most cameras for landscape photography. It teaches you when to use aperture priority, shutter priority and when to resort to manual tuning.
Now, let’s answer some of your most awaited questions. Is it really worth it? What’s so special about? Who is it for?
Below are my thoughts.
Q: Is Landscape and Nature Photography course worth it?
Short answer, YES.
There’s just so much to learn about this photography subject and this online course basically sums it all up. It gives you everything that you need in order to become a great landscape photographer, from start to finish.
Q: What makes this Digital Photography School course special?
Many of you have been dying to ask this intriguing question:
What makes it so special?
I can give you few of the best reasons why Johny Spencer’s product is a definite must try.
For one, Johny Spencer talks in a very friendly way. It almost feels as if you two are long time friends catching up. It’s far from one of those boring online landscape classes you have probably subscribed into.
Another great thing about this online photography course is that it comes in videos.
Let’s face it:
Most of us dread reading lengthy discussions and theories.
The good news is that everything is in video format. Johny talks directly to you and discusses everything you need to know through videos. It is honestly easier to consume compared to text-based lessons.
Lastly, all the modules have downloadable media.
What does this mean?
It simply means you can download Johny’s lessons and play it anytime you want, wherever you want. Once you have downloaded the videos, there’s no need for you to access the Internet to watch it and you can play it back countless number of times.
The downloadable media includes Johny Spencer’s RAW files. This allows you to practice editing the photos and apply what you have learned from the lessons.
Q: Who is this course for?
While it might also work for newbies, I feel it works best for enthusiast photographers who are already familiar with the theory and practice of photography.
I feel even pro photographers can learn a lot about these nature and landscape photography lessons. Johny Spencer shares so many insider tips, all of which are very helpful even for pros.