create a checklist. Have it. Do you know your sunrise and sunset? Your phone might not work. I can tell you. How many times have you been out where you're like? I forget the time sunset is You gotta look at your phone and hasn't a signal. Doesn't load. You don't try and keep that in your head and you could probably guess, right? But you might not remember special. If you travel a lot, you might not know exactly where you are. Changes a lot in the region. Knowing your weather makes your vehicles gas. Setting an alarm. Leave extra time. Make sure you get your hard drives or memory card. Your batteries gear all packed ago. Um, and then also just tweaking your basic outdoor camera setting. So these are all the important things I think in creating your checklist. Um, summarize. You know, your actions affect everybody around. You don't forget, this job has paperwork, so we're gonna spend a lot of this class out in the field of North Cascades. We spent a lot of time in the field. That's what ...
it's about. You want to be out in nature. There's still a paperwork side to this. Make sure you do it if you want to monetize it, even if you don't. There's a little paperwork, the still little research. But it's fun, you know, that's the planning. Part of the trip is, in my mind, is a lot of fun. It's like, Wow, this is where we're going to go So we get to see and I really like that stuff. So make sure you have this checklist and, uh, make sure you stay safe, of course, and prepare for your journey. But any questions about my process for just preparing, getting out there? Um, and we have a location scouting, uh, part of this boot camp. One of the lessons is all about location scouting, and so it takes a lot of this prep and actually brings it out into the field. And that's that's a really huge part of it. Every locations different. I mean, I could teach the location scouting 25 times, and each one would be different. What am I looking for? Where am I going? Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. So it's one of those things. You just really want to pay attention to as much as possible and channel. But any questions? Yes, over here. I was putting a show together earlier this month, and some of my photos were do attacked and some of them weren't. And do you use that for every single photo? Because there are places where you're just stopping off by the side of the road and no idea where I waas. Yeah, good question. Geo tagging Using the GPS function. You know, that's that's something I actually do, uh, recommend if batteries air not an issue. So you know my camera will burn. So what happens is the camera will check in with the GPS, even when it's often so we'll use that battery. So geo tagging is one of the things you want to be careful about. Um, you know, it's great. A lot of times I keep saying I use like my IPhone a lot like the qualities Never. I shouldn't say Number that's actually loaded statement. Um, the quality is great, but it's even easier because it's quick to just shoot and you can tag the locations and it keeps track of them. So I really find using that to remember where I am is part of my location scouting process. is really helpful. Um, I don't do it as much in camera just because typically don't carry a bunch of stuff A batteries, not extra weight. So it is helpful toe have it. One thing that's important, and I go into a lot of detail in talking about selling your images. But a lot of magazines will want very specific information. How far off the trail or what part of the trail, or how many miles in or whatever. So if you have latitude and longitude, it may actually open up more opportunities for sales because you can say precisely where you were, and then you have the backup to prove it.
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
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- 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!
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