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Intro to Adventure Sports Photography

with Jay Goodrich

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About The Class

get the shots, land the clients

Open the door to the thrill of outdoor adventure sports photography! Intro to Adventure Sports Photography with Jay Goodrich is your guide to the gear, the visioning, the schlepping, the post-production, and the fast-paced lifestyle of professional outdoor sports photography.

If you’ve been dreaming about making your living as an outdoor photographer, Jay is the guy to show you how to do it. During this introductory class, Jay will talk about what it takes to get the shots, land the clients, and process the images that tell a story. You’ll learn about:

  • The gear you actually need
  • A whole new way to see images
  • Jay’s post-production process
  • Easy ways to make your images better

Jay will teach you how to create a story for any location or project. He’ll cover the techniques he uses to design a photograph, instead of just taking a snapshot, and he’ll detail the steps he took to build a successful business.

If you’ve been looking for your opening into adventure sports photography, this class with Jay Goodrich is the perfect beginner’s guide for you.

Topics Covered

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Transcend the Snapshot

  2. 02

    Progression to Adventure Photography

  3. 03

    Core Photo Ingredients: Clarity

  4. 04

    Core Photo Ingredients: Context

    Photographs offer insights on our shared experiences. Learn how to shoot beautiful and communicative images.

  5. 05

    Core Photo Ingredients: Light

  6. 06

    Core Photo Ingredients: Composition

  7. 07

    Elements of Design: Line

  8. 08

    Elements of Design: Shape

  9. 09

    Elements of Design: Value and Texture

  10. 10

    Elements of Design: Color

  11. 11

    Principles of Design: Space

  12. 12

    Principles of Design: Motion

  13. 13

    Principles of Design: Scale

  14. 14

    Principles of Design: Proportion and Symmetry

  15. 15

    Principles of Design: Focal Point

  16. 16

    Supporting Equipment: Ski & Snow Gear

  17. 17

    Supporting Equipment: Cycling Gear

  18. 18

    Camera Bodies, Lenses & Packing for the Field

  19. 19

    Camera Controls: ISO

  20. 20

    Camera Controls: Aperture

  21. 21

    Camera Controls: Shutter

  22. 22

    Using the Equipment Part 1

  23. 23

    Using the Equipment Part 2

  24. 24

    Behind the Scenes: Getting the Shots

  25. 25

    Lightroom Workflow: Metadata

  26. 26

    Lightroom Workflow: Color Coding and Watermarks

  27. 27

    Lightroom Processing: Presets


Meet Your Expert

Jay Goodrich

Jay Goodrich is an internationally published adventure photo journalist living in the mountains surrounding Jackson, Wyoming. He spends six months out of the year traveling the world creating stories about riding bikes on dirt and skis on snow. Recent clients ... read more

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  • pdf Jay Goodrich - Lightroom Notes and Workflow.pdf
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  • pdf Jay Goodrich - Intro to Adventure Sports Photography Syllabus.pdf
  • pdf Jay Goodrich - Intro to Adventure Photography Gear Guide.pdf

50% of students recommend this class.
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  • Brendan Quigley

    December 2014

    While I'm new to the world of Creative Live and their excellent series of lecture presentations, I'm not so new to the world of photography. I'm an avid semi-pro nature photographer with aspirations toward expanding my portfolio to include more adventure sports-related imagery. I found Jay's presentation insightful, humorous and down to earth. His classes mixed the art and design of an image with the technical experience and athletic ability one would need to create the kind of image I'd like to be able to make, and he did it in a way that made my personal goal achievable. Jay's images are stunning, and he presents a lot of valuable information in a way that relates to photographers of all skill levels. I look forward to seeing more of what CL can provide to help me become a better photographer, and also to seeing what Jay will present next. I highly recommend this class!

  • Dámaris


    November 2014

    Thank you so much for sharing this and for free. I learnt a LOT... and still gotta keep on learning!! I like and agree with most of your points of view, Jay! Love the no-rules approach, photographer's vision, controlling the shot and camera, and doing most of the job with the camera instead of lots of editing, like many do. I honestly didn't know you before this workshop but am now a new follower you've got. Keep it up! You're gonna kinda hate me for kind of pointing something out to you... you kind of say kind of and kinda kind of 'way too much' ;) Not saying it as negative criticism because it is not at all, but as a funny observation (followed HIMYM? You'll understand ;)). Best of luck. Respect. ps. Recommended watch.

  • Totoo


    November 2014

    I am a huge fan and addicted to CL. As a long time and faithful audience to the CL courses, here's what i need to say about this course. 1) The title of the course is quite misleading, it should be changed to ";A Historical Approach to Mr JG"s Auto-biogra-photogra-phy. 2) It's got nothing to do with adventure and sports photography, except the fact that you see a pair of skis or a couple of bikes from time to time. Therefore: Unless you hopelessly ignorant of photography, you wouldn't enjoy this course, not even then!

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