On Location Photography, Part 2, with Jeremy Cowart and Scott Kelby

This course is all about experimentation and being creative with the camera while using a minimal amount of equipment.

Once again, Scott has teamed up with entertainment photographer Jeremy Cowart to take viewers along on a series of live shoots. Jeremy and Scott walk along the beach in sunny California, looking for inspiration with no pre-determined shots in mind. This course is all about experimentation and being creative with the camera while using a minimal amount of equipment. During the lessons, Jeremy talks about composition, balancing light, working with photography assistants, and how he recognizes what the right images for his clients are. It does not matter what type of photographer you are, everyone will find inspiration in this course.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 02:44)

Scott talks about what was covered in the fist course and what he and Jeremy will be doing in this second course

Lesson 2: Reflected Metal (Duration 10:18)

In his first setup, Jeremy positions his model on the boardwalk and tries to find the interesting shot he is looking for

Lesson 3: Negative Space (Duration 14:20)

Jeremy and Scott talk about working with assistants on a shoot and Jeremy's love of negative space

Lesson 4: Layered Composition (Duration 07:26)

Jeremy combines light, scenery, and graphic elements in the frame to create a shot with a lot of levels

Lesson 5: Think Like an Art Director (Duration 03:09)

Scott and Jeremy discuss the importance of knowing your client and giving them the shot they are looking for

Lesson 6: Girl on the Rocks (Duration 06:50)

As he sets up his next shot, Jeremy talks about using natural light, strobes, and flashes on his shoots

Lesson 7: Classic Beauty Shot (Duration 12:28)

Bouncing the available light onto the subject using reflectors

Lesson 8: Vintage Bike (Duration 11:29)

Jeremy puts his subject on a bicycle and picks a focus point to shoot with rapid fire as she rides by

Lesson 9: Beach Umbrella (Duration 07:58)

Classic clothes and classic striped umbrella make for a great classic black and white

Lesson 10: Conclusion (Duration 03:08)

Creativity is the most important element on a shoot - trying to get the most output you can from basic setups

Meet Your Instructor: Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart is a professional photographer from Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning his photography career in 2005, Jeremy quickly became a respected artistic voice in the industry. Having shot numerous musicians, entertainers…

Meet Your Instructor: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original “Photoshop Guy”, is the Cofounder and CEO of Kelby Media Group, the editor and publisher of Photoshop User…


  1. Great lesson. It is amazing how you were doing everything in the brightest parts of the day. I learned valuable information about shooting during the day and how you can use bad locations and make them into great photography!! Even though you were not in bad location you made photography out of things that every one has in the town. Love it

  2. Great course! It must not have been easy creating these two videos in one day. Jeremy is very inspiring and he teaches how to see the world and how not to walk past great scenes. This course goes way beyond the simple "what aperture and shutter speed to use" type of advise (although that part is covered too). Thanks a lot! + It was great that you covered the issue of photo permits!

  3. Cowart is a lovely, modest personality and a very talented and creative photographer. He shows us how to make great thing with simple gear and at everyday places. I really enjoyed these two courses, though I thought Scott would do better without being so "funny" all the time... ;).

  4. What a terrific course! What was amazing wasn't the f stop and ISO stuff, but watching a photographer create on the fly. His graphic designer background was evident and the video showed how that expertise carried him into a career as a professional photographer. That marriage of design and photography is what made the course memorable and unlike anything else I have seen on KelbyOne. Great job Jeremy and Scott!

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