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Adventure Photography

with Lucas Gilman

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  •   05 Big Sur: Lifestyle Afternoon Shooting

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Class duration: 10h 12m

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About The Class

inject excitement into your images.


Learn how to capture the intensity and movement of an epic experience in a single, still photograph with Lucas Gilman in Adventure Photography.

Lucas is one of the most celebrated adventure photographers in the industry. His work is infused with color and energy and in this class, he’ll show you how he creates his amazing images. 

You’ll learn: 

  • How to take powerful adventure and outdoor images
  • The key to selling to commercial clients
  • Gear and equipment essentials
  • Post-processing tips and techniques

Lucas will share the history and process behind some of his most challenging and exciting shoots. He’ll also offer tips on how to prepare for long stretches of intense outdoor shooting and how he keeps his gear bag stocked for adventure.

Let one of the industry’s most exciting photographers show you how to inject excitement into your outdoor images in Adventure Photography. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Host Intro with Instructor

    02:15
  2. 02

    Prepping for Timelapse Photography

    43:40
  3. 03

    Big Sur: Basic Camera Package

    11:01
  4. 04

    Why Adventure Photography?

    04:57
  5. 05

    Big Sur: Lifestyle Afternoon Shooting

    26:37
  6. 06

    Afternoon Selects & Discussion

    13:27
  7. 07

    Big Sur: Sunset Lifestyle Shooting

    48:05
  8. 08

    Sunset/Silhouette Selects & Discussion

    06:43
  9. 09

    Big Sur: Twilight Long Exposure

    20:29
  10. 10

    Long Exposure Selects & Discussion

    12:09
  11. 11

    Creating Moods in Outdoor Photography

    08:53
  12. 12

    Big Sur: Camp Lifestyle Woods Shoot

    50:53
  13. 13

    Camp Lifestyle Selects & Discussion

    10:46
  14. 14

    Wardrobe & Prop Selection

    04:26
  15. 15

    Adventure Photography Gear Show & Tell

    16:15
  16. 16

    Location Scouting

    11:57
  17. 17

    Surf Vignettes Selects

    04:04
  18. 18

    Big Sur: Surf Vignettes

    13:58
  19. 19

    Packing & Preparation

    08:14
  20. 20

    Timelapse Reveal

    04:20
  21. 21

    Using Light Modifiers & Strobes

    22:40
  22. 22

    Directing Your Model

    13:09
  23. 23

    Big Sur: Sunrise Lit Tent

    40:59
  24. 24

    Big Sur: Sunrise Portraits

    24:10
  25. 25

    Sunrise Selects & Discussion

    14:00
  26. 26

    Big Sur: Surf Beach

    49:16
  27. 27

    Surf Beach & Sports Selects

    22:06
  28. 28

    Working with Athletes

    13:24
  29. 29

    Media Management

    20:36
  30. 30

    Working With Color in Post

    16:56
  31. 31

    Using Lightroom with Outdoor Photos

    31:56
  32. 32

    Strobe Light Photo Shoot Reveal

    20:01

Meet Your Expert

Lucas Gilman

Lucas Gilman is one of the leading adventure photographers and filmmakers in the industry. His powerful and incisive images run in top publications & advertisements worldwide. A love of adventure and an addiction to color creates his distinct style of ... read more

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  • pdf Big Sur On Location Gear Guide.pdf
  • pdf Ultimate Adventure Photography Gear Guide.pdf
  • pdf Media Management Gear Guide.pdf

75% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • gorantasevmkd

    gorantasevmkd

    July 2015

    This class is perfect at all things. The best class for nature photography with or without model. Personally for me this class is best of all because we have most practical learning, that is perfect. I have sense just like I am there. I am gladly wait for starting today class because this class is two days. Buy it that material must to watch and have it on your hard disk! Just perfect. Regards to Lucas and Creative Live.

  • MrRyanMonroe

    MrRyanMonroe

    July 2017

    Lucas is an amazing photographer. I love how he keeps it simple with the way he explains and shows things. This class is perfect for anyone with a camera, as you can take his teachings and apply it to not only adventure photography but to any style.

  • Chad McDonald

    August 2017

    This course may be better suited for those that are new to photography. Lucas does have some good insight but for the most part it is pretty repetitive and very basic stuff. To be honest his photography is a little bland for my taste. Maybe more suited for people taking stock or generic brand photos.

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