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The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion


The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion


Class Description

Great outdoor photography starts with a love of adventure and exploration. Learn to maximize your skills and optimize your potential with this complete guide to capturing photos and video in the great outdoors. Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Ian Shive will go in-depth on how to create a story through stills and motion in any environment.

Throughout these lessons, Ian will cover scouting and planning, capturing photo and video, and understanding how to get an audience for your final project
Ian will cover:

  • Permit needs and location scouting essentials
  • Gear basics & prep
  • Introduction to using drones
  • Fundamentals of moving from still photography to capturing video
  • How to capture landscapes 
  • Composition and lighting techniques
  • How to handle low-light situations
  • How to capture for stock photography and video
  • Getting your work seen in print and publications
  • And more!

For four weeks, Ian will be your outdoor guide to capturing the beauty and greatness in nature. If you have a love for nature or adventure, join this class to learn how to turn your passion and social media posts into profit or exposure. 


1Bootcamp Introduction
2Storytelling with Stills and Motion Overview
3Elements of a Well-told Story
4Storytelling in Motion
5Choosing the Best Gear for Your Outdoor Project
6Gear for Drones
7Gear for Motion
8Inside Ian's Gear Bag
9General Advice for Preparation
10Virtual Scouting
12Permits and Permission
13Model and Property Releases
14Health and Fitness
16Location Scouting Overview
17Location Scouting in the North Cascades
18Drone Introduction
19Drone Safety
20What Kind of Drone Should I Buy?
21FAA Part 107 Test: How to Prepare
22Telling a Story With a Drone
23Drone Camera, Lenses and Movements
24Selling Drone Footage
25Why Does a Photographer Need Motion?
26Establish the End User
27Identify Your Audience
28Build a Production Plan
29Create the Story Structure
30The Shooting Script
31Production Quality
32Composition for Stills
33Composition for Stills: Landscape
34Composition for Stills: Telephoto Lens
35Composition for Stills: Macro Lens
36Techniques for Capturing Motion in the Field
37Lenses and Filters for Outdoor Photography
38Capturing Landscapes - Part 1
39Capturing Landscapes - Part 2
40Capturing Movement in Stills
41Shooting Water, Sky and Panorama
42Understanding Stock
43Editorial vs Commerical
44Pricing Stock
45Producing Stock
46Shooting for Social Media vs Stock
47Choosing an Agency
48Assignments and Capturing Stock
49Stock Photography Market
50Create A Style Guide
51Stock Shoot Analysis
52Workflow for Selecting Final Stills
53Initial Editing in Adobe Bridge
54Reviewing and Selecting Motion Footage
55Keeping Track of Your Story Ideas
56Script and Story Structure Evolution
57Editing to the Content
58Music as a Character
59Business Diversification
60Business Strategy
61Pillars of Revenue
63Partnerships and Brand Strategy
64Galleries and Fine Art
66The Future of Photography
67Q&A And Critique