I’ll introduce shortly some of my photography courses at this page. But as all of my current courses are in Finnish, I have more detailed course descriptions at my Finnish landscape photography site: Maisemanlumo.fi. Private photography lessons can be held also in English (see the bottom of this page for further information).
Kameraseura photography courses in Helsinki
Landscape photography (weekend course)
The main emphasis of this landscape photography course will be on the art of landscape photography (planning, i.e. how to be at the right place at the right time, composition, how to use light,…), but will also go through the landscape photographer’s equipment. I have a short recap from my course in March 2011 in my blog.
The structure of my course is following: On Friday evening I start with the presentation about landscape photography equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods and other accessories) and the art of landscape photography (i.e. planning, composition, how to use light, effect of different weather conditions,…). Course participants can also bring two photos with them: one successful landscape photo, and one photo that had failed although the situation was fantastic. I will provide feedback what worked and what could have be improved in those photos in my opinion.
On Saturday we will have field trip to some photogenic location in Helsinki area (e.g. Suomenlinna, Southern tip of Lauttasaari, Vanhankaupunginlahti,…). The destination will be decided on Friday based on the weather forecast. I will continue the lesson about the art of landscape photography on Sunday. We will also review Saturday’s photos, and I will explain shortly how I process my landscape photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.
The basics of Lightroom (weekend course)
In this course you will learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to manage and process your RAW photos (i.e. the Library and Develop modules). You need to have your own laptop with you, as students will process also their own photos during the course.
Landscape photography courses in Kuusamo
Kuusamo-opisto arranges nature photography courses in Kuusamo. I have been teaching at their winter and autumn landscape photography courses during last few years. You can see in this gallery what kind of images I did capture during my 2013 trip. These courses are in Finnish, so please read more detailed course descriptions at my Finnish landscape photography site: Maisemanlumo.fi.
Private photography courses
If you are interested about private landscape or nature photography course, please contact me and ask for price. The course can be tailored according to your need, e.g. basics of photography, selection and use of equipment for landscape photography (cameras, lenses, filters,…), art of landscape photography, advanced landscape photography techniques (panorama photography, extending dynamic range for high contrast scenes, or use of tilt/shift lenses), or post-processing of nature photos with Lightroom and Photoshop. The courses can be arranged also for groups.