How to be a Travel Photographer

Take professional photos on the go!


$199.00 $99.00

SKU: tp-full-1

Instructor: Laurence Norah

Lessons: 36

Master the Art of Travel Photography

Pictures aren’t something you just take with your camera or phone — they are moments that moved you so much you had to freeze them forever.

Think about how you feel when you look a beautiful photograph. That sense of wonder, that feeling of awe.

There’s nothing better than looking at a photo and realizing that you took that beautiful image!

But have you said any of the following:

“I wish my pictures were better!”

“I don’t have a fancy camera so my pictures will never be as good.”

Or thought that editing photos requires having expensive software and lots of skill?

I hear these statements all the time.

But don’t worry.

Taking beautiful photos isn’t as hard as you think. It doesn’t require buying expensive equipment, having a fancy studio, or high-tech editing software.

By simply mastering a few key concepts, you can take the photos you’ve always dreamed of taking – regardless of whether you have a smartphone, point & click camera, or expensive DSLR.

With the help of some of the best travel photographers in the world, this master class 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!

What Our Students Are Saying


“The course covered all the essentials of photography. I noticed my photography skills improved leaps and bounds just one month into the course. What’s great is you can take the course at your own pace, so you never feel overwhelmed – and you have Laurence and other students at your disposal to get your questions answered at any time. I’m so glad I took this course and made the leap away from auto!” – Brian

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“This course is supremely practical and useful and helped me adjust the way I approach photography. I have calibrated my eye to find better shots everywhere and expanded my ability to use my equipment to work for me instead of befuddle me. In spite of having lived in the DC area for over 20 years, I feel like I’m now seeing it for the first time!” – Michael

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“I really enjoyed the course. It’s well structured and is filled with good advice. I love how I can take the course at my own pace and, if there is an issue, Laurence steps in to help you out. This course awakes your passion and keeps you going, exploring the world through the lens. I want to get more into the storytelling with my pictures and, with the course, I have the right tools now.” – Marion


“I’ve tried other online photography classes but felt discouraged with a lot of the lessons. This course helped me learn my camera by going through easy, tangible assignments. Laurence is super supportive and responsive. He gave me many suggestions for improving my photos. I recommend taking this course!” – Kristin

Taught by professional photographer Laurence Norah, this course contains everything you’ll ever need to know about photography in one place.

Laurence is widely considered one of the top travel photographers online and has worked with numerous clients, like Panasonic and Vanguard. His work has appeared in magazines and news sites, including in USA Today, The Times, BuzzFeed, The Evening Standard, National Geographic, and the BBC.

This course is packed with examples, images, and videos, making what can seem like a complex subject easy to understand. Starting from the beginning, you’ll learn the essentials of photography, advanced photo techniques, editing, mobile photography, and making an income from your work. Moreover, all the videos in the course come with downloadable transcripts and audio so you can listen and learn from the road!

This eight-week masterclass will take you out of auto, master your camera, and produce beautiful art. You don’t need any fancy equipment or previous experience – and you can go at your own speed!

Course Syllabus

Week 1: An Introduction to Photography
  • How Your Camera Works: Nuts and Bolts
  • Exposure Concepts
  • Controlling the Exposure
  • Picking a Camera Body
  • Lenses
  • Accessories
  • Glossary of Terms
Week 2: Composition and Light
  • Rules of Composition
  • Using Your Lens: Depth of Field and Compression
  • Shooting for Specific Scenes
  • Understanding the Importance of Light
  • Metering: Measuring the Light
  • Getting the Light Color Right: White Balance
  • Focusing the Light
  • Shooting in RAW
Week 3: Managing and Editing Your Work
  • Organizing Your Photos
  • Getting Your Photos into Lightroom
  • Setting Up Your Workflow
  • Global Image Adjustments
  • Cropping and Local Adjustments
  • Image Sharpening and Noise Reduction
  • Exporting Images
Week 4: Compact Cameras and
Mobile Photography
  • Compact Camera (Point-and-Shoot) Tips and Advice
  • Mobile Photography
  • Basic Mobile Editing
  • Advanced Mobile Editing and Backup
Week 5: Advanced Photography, Part I
  • Flash photography
  • HDR photography
Week 6: Advanced Photography, Part II
  • Astrophotography
  • Night photography
Week 7: Advanced Photography, Part III
  • Long-exposure photography
  • Time-lapse photography
Week 8: The Business of Photography
  • Develop a Website
  • Use Social Media
  • 3 More Ways to Promote Your Work
  • 6 Ways to Make Money with Your Photos
  • How Much to Charge for Your Work

Over 8 weeks, you’ll learn how to:

  • Master any camera so you know how to get the most use out of it.
  • Master composition, balance, light exposure, and other photography principles so you can take beautiful photos that don’t require a lot of editing.
  • Get the best camera gear for any budget so you avoid buying expensive stuff you don’t need.
  • Discover how to take excellent photos with your smartphone – and find the best apps to use to edit those pictures!
  • Edit photos better thanks to our live video tutorial of photo editing software so you can make fewer mistakes and edit quicker.
  • Master the secrets of HDR photography, night photography, astrophotography, and other advanced techniques so you can take photos no matter the time of day!
  • Sell your photos and make money doing what you love!

Through our Facebook community and personalized instructor feedback, you’ll get all the benefits of an in-person class at the self-pacing of an online course.

Course information

This program is built to help you avoid the rookie mistakes that cause most people to fail by getting you to take consistent action. You’ll be able to:

  • Work at your own pace.
  • Gain exclusive access to a Facebook community that will help share and support your work.
  • Attend quarterly live Q&A office hours with Laurence.
  • Receive lifetime updates so you always have the latest info.
  • Download cheat sheets so you can take our course with you anywhere.

Get Interviews With 6 Expert Photographers

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

Brendan Van Son

Travel Photographer

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


Freelance Photographer

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


Freelance Photographer

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

Edin Chavez

Commercial Photographer

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

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

Freelance Photographer

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

More Testimonials From Our Students


“The Superstar Blogging’s travel photography course helped me use my DSLR to its full potential after five years of using it as a point and shoot. Learning to utilize all the controls and understanding composition really increased my confidence with my camera and helped me create increasingly better photos. No regrets here, and I’ll be signing up for more courses in the future!” – Monique

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“I desperately wanted to learn about travel photography, but the high price tag of most courses turned me off. But the price of this course was so good, I had to try it! The value of this course is unbelievable (as in, when I tell my friends about it, they literally don’t believe me), especially since you receive feedback from such talented photographers as you progress through the lessons. My favorite part is that I can go at my own pace — it’s easy to just take a week or two off, then pick up where I left off. I was a beginner when I started, but after the first lesson, I already felt more confident in my ability to take photos.” – Dan

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“This comprehensive travel photography class is a fantastic investment for newbies, hobby photographers, and even experienced photographers who are looking to take their skills to the next level. I can confidently say the in-depth material in this course has improved multiple aspects of my practice. It encouraged me to take the plunge and shoot in RAW format as opposed to JPG and taught me ways to market myself and my work. It’s clear that a ton of love and effort was put into this course. I would undoubtedly recommend it to any photography enthusiast!” – Josie


“I’ve taken other photography courses before but none of them were able to explain things in a way that I can follow clearly. Taking this course by Matt and Laurence was my last desperate try at learning travel photography. And boy was I glad I did! The instructions and teaching were easy to comprehend and I loved how Laurence was (and is) always just an email away for help. People now always comment on how beautiful and professional my blog and Instagram photos look. I give full credit to this wonderful course!” – Viola

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With over 30 individual lessons, multiple homework assignments, and a series of videos, this is the most robust travel photography course on the market. We’ll answer all your questions, and be there when you need help. Get started today for just $99!

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We’re 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 check out the case studies. If you do the work and don’t feel the course is good or will improve your photography, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

Meet Your Instructor

Laurence Norah

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Laurence is a full-time professional travel photographer and runs the website Finding the Universe. He’s been taking pictures for over two decades and has over a million followers on social media. He has given talks at travel conferences and has led workshops on photography in locations from Dublin to Sri Lanka. Laurence is a photography ambassador for Vanguard Photography and was named a top-ten travel photographer by USA Today. When not on the road, he lives in Scotland, admiring the mountains and sipping whisky.

What Our Students Are Saying

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“I’ve been an iPhone photographer. When I bought a ‘real’ camera for my RTW trip, I realized quickly that ‘auto’ mode wasn’t gonna cut it. I signed up for this course and, within three months, I was taking and editing the best photos of my life. Seriously. With Laurence’s clear and effective instruction, I felt knowledgeable enough to get started with my camera, inspired to explore on my own, and – this is the best part – motivated to continue when things got hard. Trust me, you need all three. Thanks, Laurence and Matt” – Will

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“I’d been thinking about buying a new camera and wanting to learn how to take better photos, but I didn’t know where to start. So when this course came around, I signed up. The lessons are clearly explained and I think the homework is an excellent way of checking my understanding and applying the knowledge gained. When I submitted my work, I got helpful feedback within hours. And because it’s online, I can study wherever I am, any time of day or night. I would not hesitate to recommend this course.” – Kay


“I decided to purchase a camera because of a trip I would be taking around the world. Finding the right camera can be daunting. Once I found my camera, learning how to use it was the next challenge. This course not only teaches you how to take full control over your camera and composition, but it also opens your eyes to things around you that you may not have noticed before! It’s a great program where you can go at your own pace!” – Michael

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this course structured?
This course is unit based. Each week, you’ll get one new unit sent to you — and you’ll always be able to access previous units and lessons, so there’s no rush. You can’t fall behind. You can try out the course for 30 days.
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?
Laurence is here to be your mentor. You can email him as often you as you need to and he’ll help troubleshoot your problems. We want you to succeed, not be confused.
How often do I need to travel to make this work?
You don’t need to travel all the time. If you aren’t exploring the world, explore your backyard. You can just photograph your local area. Photography doesn’t require you to travel to far-off places. You can take beautiful pictures from where you are right now.
How long is each expert interview?
Each interview is between 45 minutes and one hour.
I’m not very technical. Will I understand the material?
That’s OK. We don’t expect you to be. This is a learning process, and we will teach you all the technical skills you need to know. Our tech guru Chris will be there to help solve any problem and explain things to you! You break it, we fix it!
Is my payment secure?
We collect payments via the 256-bit encryption payment provider Stripe. Our website and your payment are secure, so no one will steal your data! We know how important this is!
How often is this course updated?
This course is updated twice a year to ensure our tips and advice are up to date.
What kind of camera do I need for this course?
Our course doesn’t require any specific type of camera. Whether you use a DSLR, iPhone, compact camera, Android, or Polaroid, you’ll get something from this course. Being a good photographer is not about the device you use but the skills you know!
If I don’t like the course, can I get a refund?
Yes. We’re 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 check out the case studies. If you do the work and don’t feel the course is good or will improve your photography, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

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