Learn about the relationship between light and distance and how to use it to manipulate depth in a landscape scene
Why adding the "right contrast" will make an image pop more than simply adding "more contrast"
Discover how colour warmth behaves differently between close and far distances
How to use saturation as a tool for creating separation between areas of your scene
A look at how famous landscape painters have used these concepts to produce their artworks to give them a sense of depth and realism
Experimenting with how you can sketch (from scratch) a landscape using only three shades of grey, following the rules of light laid out earlier
The relationship between light values and distance within a landscape
A simple technique for analysing the light values within your scene from front to back to discover what elements need more or less light for the ideal image-wide contrast levels
Learn the practical how-to's for applying the rules of saturation and depth for a realistic method of making elements pop
Discover how to create a "saturation mask" that allows you to adjust specific parts of your landscape based on their current saturation levels
Practical Photoshop techniques for creating separation between elements in your scene
How to push or pull those separated elements further back or forward into your scene to alter the perceived depth.
How to add atmospheric perspective to enhance distance between separated elements
A Photoshop technique/process that you can use to analyse the depth in your images to see what you need to work on next to enhance the realism and depth.
PLUS - a Photoshop Action you can download to perform this analysis in one click
Video Lessons 8-12 provide you with 6 more practical step by step examples showing how all of the rules taught in the previous videos can be applied on real images in real situations to enhance the depth and make those images POP more than ever
Special PREMIUM Bonus #1:
Choose the premium option and receive highlights from Steve's members-only Live Zoom sessions containing 4 more practical techniques for enhancing depth in your landsacape scenes:
A stupidly simple way to literally paint more air into the scene to increase atmospheric haze and make something look further away
A counterintuitive technique for making an object stand out in a scene, which is literally the opposite of what 99% of photographers would normally do to bring attention to it.
Learn about dividing your image in different amounts at differing "zones of depth".
How editing your colour image in black and white can help you judge what needs to be added or taken away to produce the optimal light levels and overall contrast in a scene.
Special PREMIUM Bonus #2:
This walkthrough was recorded during a Live Photo Mastery Club members-only walkthrough on Zoom and it shows you how to cut out various parts of other images and composite them together into a realistic-looking fantasy mountainscape.
This end result is made possible by adhering to the rules of depth taught throughout the main part of this course.
Plus as a bonus, you'll discover some really cool compositing techniques for extracting elements from other images, masking them accurately, blending them together for colour and light to create a cohesive scene, and more.
"The upside is huge, with virtually no downside. If your landscape photos aren't imbued with a sudden WOW factor as a result of taking this course, all that happens is you get your money back and you're 60 days older."