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The Business of Outdoor Photography

with Ian Shive

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About The Class

photograph the world’s most fascinating places.

Join the 2011 winner of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, Ian Shive, as he talks about the thrill and precision of taking photographs in the world’s wildest places.

Ian will share the stories from his experiences photographing for leading environmental organizations - from spearfishing at night in the shark infested waters of Palau to scaling North America’s highest mountain as part of a search and rescue team. Ian will also dig deep into the technical aspects of capturing imagery under extremely challenging conditions.

Tune in for Nature Photography and learn Ian’s technical and creative approach to capturing the magnificence of the great outdoors.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    The Business of Outdoor Photography Part 1

  2. 02

    The Business of Outdoor Photography Part 2


Meet Your Expert

Ian Shive

Ian Shive is a photographer, author, film and television producer, conservationist, and innovative businessman.  He has worked with some of the most important outdoor organizations including the Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ... read more

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77% of students recommend this class.
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  • Lisa


    October 2016

    This class is outstanding. Its a must for anyone who is thinking of turning their photography hobby into a full-time job or even an income stream. You'll gain an insight into what it takes to start your own nature and outdoor photography business and what you'll need to do to make it a success. Perhaps, most importantly, you'll learn the kinds of things to look out for when licensing the rights your photos, whether it be through participation in photo contests, on assignment or submission to a stock photo agency. There is a ton of information packed into this class, and you'll want to watch it again to get it all down. If you are thinking about transitioning from amateur to pro in the field of outdoor and nature photography, this class is fundamental.

  • "Sully"


    July 2015

    I really wish this was a course or even a required course in my BFA in photography. It would have helped better prepare me for the reality of a working artist. After 15 years as a working photographer, I think I will finally have a better mind set of my business. I will be watching this again and again, so happy I purchased this!

  • Alain Chautard

    September 2015

    Excellent course. Honest and full of information from pricing to income streams to copyrights... By far one of the very best online courses I've ever taken.

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