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Have you ever wanted to take better photos, but weren’t sure where to begin?

Maybe you want to learn how to use your camera properly and get out of Auto mode. Maybe you want to learn how to properly edit your photos. Maybe you have a vision of the kind of photos you want to take, but just aren’t sure how to go about doing it.

The good news is that taking amazing photos is not some special skill that you are born with, but it is a skill that you can learn and improve over time. I would love to teach you what you need to know in order to take great photos.

When you learn the key concepts of photography outlined in my travel photography course, you will be able take the photos you’ve always dreamed of taking.

This online course will teach you everything you need to know about photography – regardless of your experience level or device – so you can take the pictures you’ve always wanted! It takes a step-by-step approach to helping you improve your photography and is packed with examples, images and videos, making what can seem like a complex subject easy to understand.

The skills you will learn apply not only to travel photography, but to all kinds of photography. The fundamentals are all the same, and I give you tips on how to take photos in just about any setting or situation.

You won’t be doing it alone. You will be able to get direct access to me so you can ask questions and get feedback on homework assignments as often as you need. There are also webinars, interviews with other professional photographers, and access to an exclusive Facebook group. In the group, you can ask questions, get feedback, and participate in regular fun photography challenges.

All in all, I think this online travel photography course offers a fantastic package at a truly excellent price. I hope you agree!

Read on to find out more about what the course covers, and if you have any questions do get in touch.

Come join over 2,000 other students and take the first step today in improving your photography!


Over 10 weeks you’ll learn how to:

  • Master your camera so you know how to get the most out of it. This includes the fundamentals of how your camera works and all the settings you can control.
  • Master composition, use of light, exposure, and other photography principles so you can take beautiful photos.
  • Get great photos in all types of situations and settings, from portraits and landscapes to wildlife and evening scenes.
  • Choose the best camera gear for any budget so you avoid buying expensive stuff you don’t need.
  • Take excellent photos with your smartphone – and find the best apps to use to edit those pictures!
  • Edit photos with video tutorials of photo editing software and comprehensive editing guides using industry standard photo editing software on both computers and mobile phones.
  • Master the secrets of HDR photography, time lapse photography, astrophotography, and other advanced techniques!
  • Sell your photos and make money doing what you love!
  • Learn skills you can apply to all kinds of photography, not just travel photography
How Your Camera Works

How Your Camera Works

Photography Gear

Photography Gear







Mobile Photography

Mobile Photography

Advanced Techniques

Advanced Techniques

Making Money

Making Money


With professional travel photographer Laurence Norah

$129.00 USD

Lifetime access!


My name is Laurence Norah, and I’m a full-time professional travel photographer and travel blogger. I run the travel blogs Finding the Universe & Independent Travel Cats with my wife Jessica.

I’ve been a passionate photographer since I was 13 years old. I’ve been taking photos for over thirty years, and in my career my photos have appeared in many magazines and news sites, including in USA TodayThe TimesBuzzFeedThe Evening StandardNational Geographic, and the BBC. My photography has also won a number of awards, including from the Society of American Travel Writers and The Times newspaper.

I’ve taught photography at workshops, led photography walks, and spoken at conferences around the world, from Dublin to Dubai. Events I have been invited to speak and give workshops at include TravelCon, The UK Photography Show, TBEX, and Arabian Travel Market.

I love to share my passion for photography with others, and teaching photography is the best way I have found to do that. Since I launched this course in 2016, I’ve helped over 2,000 people start taking better photos. You can read some of the testimonials here from my students, sharing their experiences of how the course helped them master their cameras. That page also has some of the students’ images so you can see what they’ve been taking photos of!

Want to know more about me? You can find out more on the About Me page.


Week 1: An Introduction to Photography

  • How Your Camera Works: Nuts and Bolts
  • Exposure Concepts and Understanding the Exposure Triangle
  • How to Control the Exposure
  • Glossary of Terms

Week 2: Camera Gear and Accessories

  • Understanding When to Upgrade your Camera Equipment
  • Learning What to Look for in a Camera
  • Tips for Choosing a Camera
  • Tips for Choosing Lenses
  • Tips for Choosing Accessories
  • Tips for Traveling with your Gear and Insuring it

Week 3: Composition and Light

  • Rules of Composition
  • Depth of Field and Compression
  • Understanding the Light
  • Metering: Measuring the Light
  • Getting the Light Color Right: White Balance
  • Focusing the Light
  • Shooting in RAW

Week 4: Shooting Specific Scenes

  • Portrait Photography, Action / Sports Photography, Street Photography, and Wildlife Photography
  • Shooting Landscape Photos and Nature Scenes
  • Taking Photos Indoor and in Low Light, such as in Museums and at Events
  • Macro Photography, Food Photography and Product Photography
  • BONUS: Downloadable 50 Page PDF Cheat Sheet with Camera Settings for Different Scenes

Week 5: Managing and Editing Your Work

  • Organizing Your Photos
  • Getting Your Photos into Lightroom
  • Setting Up Your Workflow
  • Editing Your Photos in Lightroom
  • Using Presets in Lightroom
  • Exporting Your Photos and Optimizing Them for the Web
  • Backing Up Your Photos

Week 6: Mobile Photography, Compact Cameras & Drones

  • Compact Camera (Point-and-Shoot) Tips and Advice
  • Action Camera Photography
  • Drone Photography
  • Mobile Phone Photography Guide and Tips
  • Basic Mobile Editing
  • Advanced Mobile Editing and Backup

Week 7: Advanced Photography, Part I

  • Flash Photography
  • HDR Photography

Week 8: Advanced Photography, Part II

  • Astrophotography
  • Northern Lights Photography
  • How to Photograph the Moon
  • Night Photography

Week 9: Advanced Photography, Part III

  • Long-exposure Photography
  • Time-lapse Photography

Week 10: The Business of Photography

  • Developing a Website
  • Promoting Your Photos on Social Media
  • More Ways to Promote Your Work
  • Ways to Make Money with Your Photos
  • How Much to Charge for Your Work



Here’s what you’re going to get as part of this photography course:

  • Access to over 60 lessons of photography learning material across 10 weeks
  • Exclusive membership of a private Facebook community so that you can chat and get advice from other students and participate in fun challenges.
  • Homework assignments at the end of each module.
  • Direct access to me by email so you can ask me any questions you have and get feedback on assignments.
  • Access to webinars and expert interviews.
  • Option to take part in biweekly photo challenges.
  • Lifetime updates so you always have the latest info.
  • A 50 page photography cheat sheet so you can take key aspects of the course with you anywhere.


When you take this course, you’ll get access to exclusive interviews with some of the world’s top travel photographers.

 Brendan Van Son

Brendan Van Son

Travel Photographer

Brendan is a professional photographer. In this interview, he goes in-depth on making money as a photographer.

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Freelance Photographer

Lola’s work has appeared in over 85 publications. In this interview, she talks about how to get started as a photographer.

Daniel Nahabedian

Daniel Nahabedian

Freelance Photographer

Daniel runs workshops around the world. In this interview, he discusses how to find freelancing work.

Edin Chavez

Edin Chavez

Commercial Photographer

Edin is the editor-in-chief of Shut Your Aperture. In this interview, he discusses commercial photography.

Jaume Marin

Jaume Marin

Director of Tourism

Jaume is the director of tourism for the Costa Brava region and his interview explains what brands are looking for when hiring photographers.

Sarah Ann Loreth

Sarah Ann Loreth

Freelance Photographer

Sarah Ann is a self-taught professional photographer who specializes in fine art and travel photography.


With over 60 individual lessons, multiple homework assignments, and a series of videos, I believe this is the most robust travel photography course on the market. In addition, it’s available for one payment, you get lifetime access, and there are no upsells. Everything is already in the course!

I’ll answer all your questions, and be there when you need help. Get started today for just $129.00 USD!

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I’m fully committed to helping you improve your photography. You can test-drive the course for 30 days, read the material, listen to the webinars and interviews, and do the homework. If you do the work and don’t feel the course is good or will improve your photography, I’ll happily refund 100% of your money.


I love photographing beautiful places around the world, and I want to try to ensure that they stay beautiful. As such, I donate 10% of every course sale to the World Land Trust. The WLT is an international charity organization dedicated to protecting and conserving threatened habitats around the world. To date, over 100 acres of land has been protected through the WLT Buy an Acre program thanks to course sales!


How is this travel photography course structured?

This online photography course is unit based and divided into ten weeks of content, but you can take it at whatever pace you like. Each week of lessons introduces new concepts and builds upon the previous week — and you’ll always be able to access previous units and lessons, so there’s no rush. You can’t fall behind, and you can take the course at your own pace.

I don’t have a lot of time. Is this course for me?

This course is meant to be completed at your own pace. There’s no weekly time limit. Go as fast or slow as you want. Take your time on each lesson. There is no rush. You have lifetime access to all the material and any future updates.

What if I get really confused or stuck?

I’m here to be your mentor. You can email me as often you as you need to and I’ll help troubleshoot your problems. I want you to succeed, not be confused.

How often do I need to travel to make this work?

You don’t need to travel at all! You can do the whole course from the comfort of your home. Photography doesn’t require you to travel to far-off places – you can learn all the key skills in your own house, then take them with you when you do travel.

How long is each expert interview?

Each interview is between 45 minutes and one hour.

Can I buy this travel photography course as a gift?

Yes, you can! You just need to buy the course as a gift. This will allow you to purchase a copy of the course as a gift, redeemable via coupon code. The coupon can be sent directly to the person you wish to gift it to at purchase, or I can send it to you so you can pass it on when you wish.

Also, if you are looking for a gift certificate to print out or send digitally we have a range of templates for various situations (eg. Christmas, Birthday, Gap Year, Mother’s Day, etc.) that we can customize and send to you for free.

Is my payment secure?

Payments are collected via the 256-bit encryption payment providers Stripe and Paypal. This website and your payment are secure, so no one will steal your data. I know how important this is!

If I’m not interested in selling my photos or starting a business is this course still for me?

Absolutely! I give you the tools and information to start selling your photos and working as a photographer, but many students take the course simply to improve their own personal photography.

My approach to creating this course was to cover as much as possible in one place, so everything is there if you need it.

How often is this course updated?

This course is updated at least twice a year to ensure our tips and advice are up to date.

What kind of camera do I need for this course?

My course doesn’t require any specific type of camera. Whether you use a DSLR, iPhone or Android smartphone, compact camera, or mirrorless camera, you’ll get something from this course.

Most people do choose to use a mirrorless or DSLR camera, but some have done it fully with just a smartphone or compact camera. I also provide additional tips for taking photos with action cameras (e.g., GoPros) and drones for those who have either of those types of gear

Being a good photographer is not about the device you use but the skills you know!

I don’t have a camera yet, is this course for me?

Yes! I’ve had feedback from students who’ve bought the course that they’ve found it really useful even before they’ve bought their camera. It’s helped them plan their purchase, and start getting great photos straight away once they do get a camera.

If I don’t like the photography course, can I get a refund?

Yes. I’m fully committed to helping you improve your photography. You can test-drive the course for 30 days, read the material, listen to the webinars and interviews, and do the homework. If you do the work and don’t feel the course is good or will improve your photography, I’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

It says that 10% of my purchase goes to the World Land Trust. Can you tell me more about this charity?

World Land Trust is an international non-profit conservation organization. Its primary mission is to protect plants, animals, and local communities in areas at environmental risk by funding the purchase of land for local NGOs to undertake conservation. They also support projects that directly tackle climate change.

The funds raised from the course sales will specifically go to supporting the Buy an Acre program. To date (2023), over 100 acres of land has been purchased and protected in perpetuity thanks to course sales.

You can read more about the organization and its current projects here.

I have a question, who can I contact?

Feel free to just send me an e-mail and ask me any questions you have about the course. My email is [email protected].

$129.00 USD

Lifetime access