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The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion

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Galleries and Fine Art

Ian Shive

The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion

Ian Shive

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64. Galleries and Fine Art


Class Trailer
1 Bootcamp Introduction 06:35 2 Storytelling with Stills and Motion Overview 14:35 3 Elements of a Well-told Story 22:12 4 Storytelling in Motion 34:19 5 Choosing the Best Gear for Your Outdoor Project 16:24 6 Gear for Drones 02:53 7 Gear for Motion 05:23 8 Inside Ian's Gear Bag 20:07
9 General Advice for Preparation 14:19 10 Virtual Scouting 03:54 11 Weather 10:17 12 Permits and Permission 03:09 13 Model and Property Releases 04:43 14 Health and Fitness 03:04 15 Checklist 03:20 16 Location Scouting Overview 15:18 17 Location Scouting in the North Cascades 15:24 18 Drone Introduction 14:59 19 Drone Safety 03:26 20 What Kind of Drone Should I Buy? 02:58 21 FAA Part 107 Test: How to Prepare 06:18 22 Telling a Story With a Drone 06:15 23 Drone Camera, Lenses and Movements 04:34 24 Selling Drone Footage 02:39 25 Why Does a Photographer Need Motion? 10:59 26 Establish the End User 06:35 27 Identify Your Audience 03:12 28 Build a Production Plan 05:28 29 Create the Story Structure 04:26 30 The Shooting Script 07:08 31 Production Quality 08:37 32 Composition for Stills 08:04 33 Composition for Stills: Landscape 08:15 34 Composition for Stills: Telephoto Lens 14:48 35 Composition for Stills: Macro Lens 07:50 36 Techniques for Capturing Motion in the Field 25:15 37 Lenses and Filters for Outdoor Photography 26:20 38 Capturing Landscapes - Part 1 28:12 39 Capturing Landscapes - Part 2 23:36 40 Capturing Movement in Stills 32:17 41 Shooting Water, Sky and Panorama 29:40 42 Understanding Stock 20:45 43 Editorial vs Commerical 03:57 44 Pricing Stock 05:40 45 Producing Stock 14:49 46 Shooting for Social Media vs Stock 11:37 47 Choosing an Agency 08:58 48 Assignments and Capturing Stock 13:49 49 Stock Photography Market 05:28 50 Create A Style Guide 05:30 51 Stock Shoot Analysis 21:29 52 Workflow for Selecting Final Stills 27:43 53 Initial Editing in Adobe Bridge 21:02 54 Reviewing and Selecting Motion Footage 11:02 55 Keeping Track of Your Story Ideas 22:40 56 Script and Story Structure Evolution 04:34 57 Editing to the Content 05:00 58 Music as a Character 05:41 59 Business Diversification 07:07 60 Business Strategy 04:57 61 Pillars of Revenue 17:09 62 Branding 06:36 63 Partnerships and Brand Strategy 05:12 64 Galleries and Fine Art 03:11 65 Budgeting 05:21 66 The Future of Photography 26:12 67 Q&A And Critique 1:09:39

Lesson Info

Galleries and Fine Art

another pillar of revenue. Another channel for you to generate revenue. I think it comes easier a little later. There's a lot of variation on this, but depends are galleries and fine art, um, volume versus quality. So you know there's there's that aren't the core. And then there's fine art and Art Deco or is more like the stuff of our talk about corporate, maybe mugs, T shirts, whatever. It's the whole, the whole genre of, of things that go on in places, right? And then there's the limited edition fine art print. So I actually just did a show last year at a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Addition one. And we did a whole American wilderness in the National Park Show, and it's great. I mean, it gets a huge visibility. Um, you know, it gives you something to promote yourself, keep your name out there and be relevant. In this case, it's quality sales versus volume sales, and that's something that every photographer needs to figure out where they stand. In my opinion, I do not think...

art decor and volume sales where you're seeing $5 prints and other things go out the door. I do not think in the current market place, it degrades the value of your art. I think if you're a very famous photographer, possibly. But even then I don't think so. I think very few I sold lots of prints here. I sell cheap posters online. I had no problems. I'm making revenue from both channels. You just have to have expectations on it. You may say my philosophy is not about that. I want to be a highbrow. I want my stuff on Lee. Be fine. Are I'm an art photographer. I don't even want to stock. That's fine. Be realistic about your expectations. That's where it's gonna bay. It will be limited to that. These things are expensive to put on, expensive to make the prince expensive to get him framed expensive. Do the madding. You will probably responsible for all of it. Short of the hanging and someone else will get half. But people walked through the door. And if you have already been following the other pillars of revenue, what do you notice in the bottom of this little picture here? My book. So I have now a new opportunity. So a bunch of books and cheaper products by using someone else's retail space. I don't need my own retail space music someone else's by throwing some pictures up another good way. And another thing you think about volume versus quality is also volume in location. I sometimes think being in a coffee shop that's very popular is better than being in a high end gallery. It's gonna take a lot longer to get into a high end gallery. It's gonna cost you a lot more to produce high end work where you're going to have literally 100 people in our walk into a coffee shop. Who might say I like that? And instead of selling a print for $500 you sell it for $150 yourself five of them a week. Um, that's a judgment call. A lot of places do that. A lot of even big chains will support local artists, so I wouldn't rule that out. I think it's a good I think it's a good revenue generator, and I think it's something that should be part of your money making machine.

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.