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Serious About Your Photography

Gain the clarity, skills, and vision to create the photos of your dreams.


You are determined

There is so much conflicting information out there. LPU simplifies the steps to creating better photos.

You are ready to take the next step

These are the step-by-step techniques proven to take your photos to the next level.



I'm David Johnston

At first, I too was frustrated by photography and I didn't know how to create the photos I wanted to shoot, let alone turn my passion into a career. I was tempted to quit many times.

Instead, I dove deep into photography and became a full-time landscape photographer. Since then, I've been able to work with brands and companies like REI, Amazon, Tamron, and FujiFilm.

Now I use the knowledge I've gained since 2010 to help others master their camera, ignite their composition, and realize their own dreams of earning an income with photography.


Where Would You Like To Start?

101 Master Your Camera

Break free from auto settings and learn to use your camera to its full potential.


201 Ignite Your Composition

Discover how professional photographers create their photos so you can take the photos you've dreamed of.


301 Build Your Photo Business

Realize your dreams of starting your own landscape photography business.


"I was out shooting last week before the course and am in the process of evaluating the images based on the course content. I already see how I could do better and will go back and retake some of the same photos. The course was very inspiring and energizing."

- John Toth

"I have struggled with my confidence in composing landscape images and this course is exactly what I needed. David has broken down his wealth of knowledge into several modules. Each module layers on the previous one and provides in-depth explanations of the topic."

- Kathy Linford

"Beginners, intermediate and advanced will all benefit from this excellent course! The way David explains the elements, processes and benefits to each module will help photographers of all levels either level up, remind or refine their approach to photography."

- Darren Spoonley

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The Landscape Photography Show

The Landscape Photography Show is your on-the-go resource that's packed with actionable advice on how to improve your photography from your favorite photographers. These weekly episodes will teach, encourage, and equip you with the knowledge you need to take control of your photos.


Watch the Recent YouTube Video

The more you know, the more you'll grow. The YouTube channel is geared toward individuals looking for inspiration, information tidbits, and proven methods and reviews to help them achieve better photos. Subscribe to the channel today and never miss a new video that will improve your landscape photography.