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Landscape Photography Course


Join Martin Osner for a one-of-a-kind experience in our most popular course. This incredible one-week masterclass is hosted from his studio in Hout Bay, Cape Town, and comprises a series of lectures, on-location workshops, and practical demonstrations.

If you're interested in learning advanced techniques for capturing stunning photos of forests, landscapes, and seascapes, this course is a must! Presented during a season change or in winter when the weather is best for outdoor photography, it offers excellent natural lighting opportunities and creates incredible moods in landscape photography.

Prepare yourself for a week of fun, inspiration, and creativity. Most of the course is practical on-location workshops, as Martin firmly believes that one-on-one 'over the shoulder' instruction is the best way to learn this exciting genre. During the course, Martin will take you to some of the most exciting locations in and around the Cape Peninsula, where you can practice the techniques taught to yourself.

What sets Martin's teaching apart from many instructors is that he provides students with space to achieve their vision with over-the-shoulder guidance. He also does not take his camera onto location, instead giving his undivided attention to his students.


What you will Learn

The program for the week will change according to the weather where you will learn:

Photography Techniques

Technical Know-how 


Infrared Photography


A Creative Approach

Forest Path

How to work with natural light


Panoramic Shooting & Stitching


Long Exposure photography with ND Filters

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HDR Contorl


RAW File control & Processing


Design Elements in Composition


Consider doing this course if you ...

  • Passionate about outdoor photography, traveling, and exploration

  • Proficient in operating your camera in manual mode

  • Skilled in processing photos using Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom

  • Seeking to enhance the "Wow" factor in your outdoor photography.

  • Comfortable with short walks or hikes 

  • You would like to print and display landscape photography.

  • You would like to be taught a practical step-by-step approach to landscape photography.


Never before have I attended a photography course that will beat Martin Osner's - One Week Masterclass in Landscape Photography!!

Originally, our course dates were set for the end of May 2020, but due to COVID-19, it was postponed, and it was postponed yet again until eventually the end of November finally dawned. The long wait was really so worth waiting for.

Intense, fun, technical, creative, a gazillion opportunities, new friends, and really just WOW!!

If Landscape tickles your fancy and you have a serious tickle, this is the REAL DEAL!!
Martin is a Masterclass all on his own, and his daughter Samantha really adds so much value.
At the end of the course, I walked away with a wealth of newly gained knowledge, and to cap it all, my very own A2 print, which I will have framed to hang in my lounge!

Thank you, Martin and Samantha, for an absolutely grand time, and I most certainly hope to see you both again on some of your other courses in the not-too-distant future.

Alan Mason  |  Johannesburg

Landscape Masterclass


Watch these videos, which offer insight into the course and an understanding of the genre.

Martin Osner taking a photograph of a landscape from the roof of his landrover defender.
The art of landscape photography. A photograph of mountains by Hougaard Malan



20 - 25 May 2024 (1 Place Open)

ZAR 16900 +- $900

  • Is this course still taught by Martin Osner live or on Zoom
    This course is no longer taught by Martin in person or on Zoom and is now exclusively available on his newly founded Art Photography Academy. This new format means that you can get started right away without having to navigate around time zones. Plus, you will be included in a class group and have regular live meet-ups with Martin as he mentors you along this creative and exciting journey.
  • What makes this Art Photography Course unique compared to other photography workshops?
    What sets this Art Photography Course apart from other photography workshops is its distinct focus on techniques that are inherently unique to Martin Osner's artistic approach. The techniques taught in this course have been refined over years of experience, making them a hallmark of his work displayed in galleries and exhibitions. Unlike conventional photography workshops, where the emphasis might be solely on technicalities, this course delves into techniques that encapsulate the fusion of traditional art mediums with photography. Martin's unparalleled expertise in mixed media and digital methods ensures that you're not just learning photography – you're embracing an innovative approach that can elevate your work into the realm of fine art. This exclusive blend of techniques, curated by an accomplished artist, makes this course a truly exceptional opportunity for those seeking to expand their creative horizons in photography.
  • I am an artist and would like to explore this course to see how I can use photography in my art, but I do not have any photography knowledge. What do you suggest?
    If you're an artist eager to explore the intersection of photography and your art, you're in the right place. While you don't need in-depth photography knowledge to embark on this course, we recommend considering our Essentials photography course as a foundation. This introductory course will equip you with a solid understanding of the photographic system, ensuring you're well-prepared to delve into the art-focused techniques offered in this course. This way, you can confidently approach the material and maximise the creative possibilities that the Art Photography Course has to offer.
  • How will the course content be made accessible? Is there a platform or library?
    Yes, the Art Photography Academy provides a dedicated library for each student, ensuring easy and convenient access to the course content. Once you log in to your account, you'll find all the course materials organised in your personal library. The beauty of this system is that any course you enrol in with the academy will be seamlessly added to your library. This means you can access the course materials at any time that suits you, allowing you to revisit lessons, techniques, and insights whenever you need them. Your access remains unlimited, empowering you to learn at your own pace and continually refine your artistic skills through the art photography courses offered by the academy.
  • How do I receive feedback if I need assistance?
    Upon starting the course, you'll be granted access to a class group known as a class circle. Within this circle, you have the privilege of sharing your work for constructive feedback not only from your peers and Martin Osner but also from other lecturers. Additionally, a dedicated question and answer group is available for any queries you may have about the course content or techniques. To enhance your learning experience, we've organised regular meet-ups where you can directly interact with Martin Osner. During these sessions, you can ask questions, seek guidance, and gain deeper insights. It's worth noting that these meet-ups are recorded, allowing you to access and review them at your convenience. This ensures that even if you're unable to attend a session in real-time, you won't miss out on the valuable discussions and insights shared. As important, you'll have exclusive access to the Inspire Community for four months. Many members of this community have completed the same course, making them an excellent resource for assistance and feedback. Additionally, if you choose to continue your subscription to the Inspire Community, you'll always have access to ongoing discussions and a continuous source of inspiration, further enriching your creative journey.
  • I understand I receive new lessons each week over the eight weeks, but what happens if I fall behind?
    Correct, the course is structured with weekly lessons over the span of eight weeks. However, we understand that life can sometimes be unpredictable, and falling behind might happen. That's why we've designed our course in a way that benefits you even if you can't follow the week-by-week progression. While new modules are released on a weekly basis, they remain accessible in your personal library indefinitely. So, if circumstances prevent you from keeping up with the weekly rhythm, you can always catch up at your convenience. The library empowers you to continue your journey and complete the course modules at your preferred pace, ensuring that your artistic growth is never hindered by time constraints.
  • What type of camera and software do I need to do this course?
    To successfully engage in this course, a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is preferred due to their versatile capabilities. Alternatively, a high-quality bridge camera equipped with full manual mode and the ability to capture images in RAW format will also suffice. Additionally, please note that certain techniques within the course involve the use of smartphones, tablets. As for software, while Adobe Creative Cloud's photographers package is recommended, the demonstrations primarily utilise Adobe Camera Raw developer and Photoshop and the free Snapseed app for smartphones and tablets. Otherwise, any editing software or RAW developer that you are comfortable with can be used.
  • Are there any prerequisites or equipment requirements for enrolling in the course?
    Besides the camera, computer, and software, which have been addressed in this Q&A, there are additional equipment requirements to enhance your experience in the course. These include an inkjet printer, a laserjet printer, a light or tracing table, and a pair of study lamps. In addition to these items, participants will need various art supplies such as paint, art paper, and other solvents. A comprehensive list of these supplies can be obtained from the academy. If you require the detailed list, please feel free to reach out to us via email, and we'll be more than happy to provide you with the information you need to fully prepare for the course.
  • Do I need to know Photoshop to do this course?
    No, prior knowledge of Photoshop is not a prerequisite for this course. The focus of this course primarily revolves around handcrafted techniques that unleash your artistic potential. However, you will require editing software to prepare your images for printing. While optional secondary Photoshop techniques are taught in the course, rest assured that these come with straightforward instructional videos, making them accessible even to beginners. In most instances, the editing tutorials are offered as supplementary material alongside the core handcrafted techniques. It's worth noting that the Art Photography Academy also provides specialised Photoshop courses for artists who wish to delve deeper into this software. So, whether you're new to Photoshop or seeking to expand your skills, the course caters to a wide spectrum of learners, ensuring that you can make the most of your artistic journey.d habits.

Read this insightful article about the art of landscape photography.

A beautiful black and white photograph of trees in a frame on a wall in a modern interior



" Dear Martin, thank you, thank you, thank you for one of the best weeks of my life. I have admired your work for a long time but never knew what an excellent teacher you are.  I have learned more in the last week than in the previous 10 years since I bought my first DSLR.   I really appreciate your style – the personal attention, the confidence you gave me that I will be able to have an amazing image by the end of the week, and the way you freely shared your knowledge."
Jacoba van Zyl - Cape Town


Landscape Photograph by Graham Stapleton
Landscape Photograph by Mike Murray
Landscape Photograph by Robin Larmuth
Landscape Photograph by Carol Stewart
Landscape Photograph by Ann Baret
Landscape Photograph by Heinz Maier
Seascape Photograph by Yana Niewodniczanska
Landscape Photograph by Graham Stapleton
Landscape Photograph by Cavin Hill
Landscape Photograph by Carol Stewart
Landscape Photograph by Mark Geldenhuys
Creative Landscape Photograph by Ann Baret
Creative Landscape Photograph by Rosie Burton
Landscape Photograph by Sonelle Slabbert
Creative Landscape Photograph by Rosie Burton
Creative Landscape Photograph by Mike Murray
Landscape Photograph by Milanie van Huyssteen
Creative Landscape Photograph by Rosie Burton
Landscape Photograph by Alan Mason
Landscape Photograph by Mike Murray
Landscape Photograph by Tristan Niewodniczanski
Landscape Photograph by Mike Murray
Seascape Photograph by Sonelle Slabbert
Landscape Photograph by Graham Stapleton
Creative Landscape Photograph by Cathy Bell
Creative Landscape Photography by Cathy Bell
Seascape Photograph by Graham Stapleton
Seascape Photograph by Heinz Maier
Landscape Photograph by Graham Stapleton
Landscape Photograph by Bryn Morse
Landscape Photograph by Bryn Morse
Landscape Photograph by Cathy Bell
Creative Landscape Photograph by Tristan Niewodniczanski
Landscape Photograph by Bryn Morse
Seascape Photograph by Yana Niewodniczanska
Landscape Photograph by Robyn Elliot
Seascape Capture by Tristan Niewodniczanski
Well done to all the Heroes who have completed
the landscape week. 
Group photograph of landcape photographers who have just completed the masterclass
All the students who have complete the landscape masterclass
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