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The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion

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Editorial vs Commerical

Ian Shive

The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion

Ian Shive

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43. Editorial vs Commerical


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1 Bootcamp Introduction Duration:06:35
4 Storytelling in Motion Duration:34:19
6 Gear for Drones Duration:02:53
7 Gear for Motion Duration:05:23
8 Inside Ian's Gear Bag Duration:20:07
10 Virtual Scouting Duration:03:54
11 Weather Duration:10:17
12 Permits and Permission Duration:03:09
13 Model and Property Releases Duration:04:43
14 Health and Fitness Duration:03:04
15 Checklist Duration:03:20
16 Location Scouting Overview Duration:15:18
18 Drone Introduction Duration:14:59
19 Drone Safety Duration:03:26
22 Telling a Story With a Drone Duration:06:15
24 Selling Drone Footage Duration:02:39
26 Establish the End User Duration:06:35
27 Identify Your Audience Duration:03:12
28 Build a Production Plan Duration:05:28
29 Create the Story Structure Duration:04:26
30 The Shooting Script Duration:07:08
31 Production Quality Duration:08:37
32 Composition for Stills Duration:08:04
38 Capturing Landscapes - Part 1 Duration:28:12
39 Capturing Landscapes - Part 2 Duration:23:36
40 Capturing Movement in Stills Duration:32:17
42 Understanding Stock Duration:20:45
43 Editorial vs Commerical Duration:03:57
44 Pricing Stock Duration:05:40
45 Producing Stock Duration:14:49
47 Choosing an Agency Duration:08:58
49 Stock Photography Market Duration:05:28
50 Create A Style Guide Duration:05:30
51 Stock Shoot Analysis Duration:21:29
57 Editing to the Content Duration:05:00
58 Music as a Character Duration:05:41
59 Business Diversification Duration:07:07
60 Business Strategy Duration:04:57
61 Pillars of Revenue Duration:17:09
62 Branding Duration:06:36
64 Galleries and Fine Art Duration:03:11
65 Budgeting Duration:05:21
66 The Future of Photography Duration:26:12
67 Q&A And Critique Duration:1:09:39

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Editorial vs Commerical

editorial versus commercial. Ah, lot times are here commercial referred to as creative depending on where you're looking at editorial, being newspapers, magazines, that kind of thing. Uh, commercial creative being adds, um, you know that kind of, ah, that higher end marketing usually advertising right or creative. A lot of a lot of creative collections are sometimes used an editorial very often, depending on the agency. So but I make the distinction mostly from the sense of as a photographer. Editorial for you might mean no photo, no property release, no model release and commercial means is commercially available. It could be used to market and sell products, and so or creative and again they blended. But you have releases property model, whatever. So that's a big distinction to make in stock photography. Stock is for everything. It is not just photography, and the reason I mentioned that is because this is the outdoor enthusiast Guide to stills and motion, and you may license your st...

ock photography, but you may find you are a purchaser of the other things. And I can tell you that as a ah photo ah, manager of a photo agency and as a stop photographer myself and all things. I have bought at least one of these at one time or another. Um, and you may 2. And so that's why I mentioned that. What's why this card is here? You may also have more than one talent that you want to develop, And so there is music libraries that you can license for whatever, and there are big ones on great and very, very talented. It's amazing how many musicians air out there for soundtracks and things who are doing great work, who, just like us photographers, are looking for those opportunities to be part of short films. And the prices are really, really reasonable, especially if you're just looking for Web and streaming. You can get a great track for anywhere from 75 to 175 bucks for, like a finished, beautiful, well orchestrated song. So you're not limited in that way. As you start to think about that, music could be something for you. Motion clips. Some of our projects number ones have showed you today, but some of our projects we have gotten back and realize we just missed that detail of a leaf. I didn't think to get it out there just by by us somehow right happens. So we log on and we buy clips, so you might want to buy a clip for your motion project. You don't have to shoot 100% of your own project. If you forgot something, maybe somebody else shot it helps somebody else out. Put a little of your budget towards licensing a clip, and then you can do it. The other way, of course, is you may license your clips and vice versa. So starts to go back and forth. It's interesting because we create our own content, so we often end up licensing from our own creatives. Sound effects, you know, footsteps, all that kind of stuff off ducks, birds, whatever. There's library after library of sound effects illustrations. Of course, if you're an artist store or something like that animation, same thing and video effects, video effects or another big one for licensing. If you're looking at stills in motion on your looking at finishing emotion piece and you want graphics or opening titles or any sort of little thing, there's a lot of presets that you can actually just download. The finished file and depending on the software you're using after using an advanced software like adobe after effects, you can actually download those those. I don't know if the plug ins or effects and then you can customize them so you could just change the name out and put it in on your own so you don't actually create a whole new animation. Um, it's a nice way to work. If you are looking for something that's a quick way to go. But stock is a lot of things, and it, uh, it could be something that you could be a part of. It could be something that you are a purchaser of.

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. 



Ian was an amazing instructor.; very fun, enthusiastic, encouraging, and comprehensive. I hope to be able to return as an audience member for another of his classes. It is a privilege and a gift to have access via Creative Live to such a wealth of expertise. Thank you!

Cindee Still

Ian Shive is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge he is willing to share. He has had a magical path that led to his success. He touches on so many aspects of making, selling and creating images as well as how to market them and make an income from your work. It is so much fun to be part of the studio audience. The Creative Live staff are always so warm and friendly and they feed you like your on a cruise ship! Wonderful experience.


What a great class this has been. Thank you Ian Shive and Creative Live! Recently retired, I have set out to learn everything I can about photography and pursue this passion to capture the beauty in the outdoors. Creative Live has served as an amazing educational platform to help me learn everything from how to use my camera, the fundamental technicals, and learn about software and tools. This class brought it all together. At the end of this class my approach to photography and my images are different. Ian shares so much valuable knowledge that will change the way you go about taking a picture; from scouting a location, to thinking through the story and adding elements to an image to evoke an emotional response. My personal growth has been significant and I have changed to the way I approach creating an image from an Outdoor Landscape to an Outdoor Experience. Loved every minute of it, sad the class is over.