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Turn your passion for nature and adventure into a livelihood

We will be airing a LIVE Q&A with Ian Shive on Friday, August 18th at 9am (PT), before the final Critique. Don't miss this opportunity to ask Ian your Outdoor Photography questions!

Click here to ask Ian Shive a question about his Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography and Motion class!

Broadcast Schedule

Week 1

July 24 – Storytelling: Stills & Motion
July 25 – Gear
July 26 – Preparation
July 27 – Location Scouting
July 28 – Intro to Drones

Week 2

July 31 – Fundamentals of Moving From Stills to Motion
August 1 – Composition for Stills
August 2 – Techniques for Capturing Motion in the Field
August 3 – Lenses and Filters for Outdoor Photography
August 4 – Capturing Landscape Part 1

Week 3

August 7 – Capturing Landscapes Part 2
August 8 – Capturing Movement in Stills
August 9 – Shooting Water, Sky and Panorama
August 10 – Shooting What Sells vs. What Does Well on Social Media
August 11 – Capturing for Stock

Week 4

August 14 – Post Production for Stills
August 15 – Organizing and Building Your Story with Motion
August 16 – The Business of Outdoor Photography
August 17 – The Future of Outdoor Photography
August 18 – Critique of Student Submissions

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.

Through 20 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. 

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