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Nature and Conservation Photography

with Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier

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About The Class


With a focus on nature and conservation photography, Cristina will provide an overview on photography fundamentals and how to operate in various environments. Plus, she will walk you through the creative process, from conceptualizing to pre-visualization to shooting, this course will set you on the path to Shooting What You Love. This workshop is part of CreativeLive's Shoot What You Love: a 3-day inspirational event sponsored by SONY with fashion photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, family photographer Ma Ra Koh, and conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Conservation Photography 101

    1:14:06
  2. 02

    The Power of Storytelling

    1:04:28

Meet Your Expert

Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier

Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier is a Mexican-born photographer and marine biologist who for the past 20 years has been working as a writer and photographer. In 2005 she founded the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), a consortium of some of ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    May 2016

    WOW, I am feeling so inspired after watching Cristina's course in conservation photography. I have been wanting to do this for years, and have been doing it in my own little way. But now I feel I have so many ideas and examples to help me go down this path. Thank you Cristina and Creative Live.

  • Jennilyn

    April 2016

    Wow... Cristina has opened my eyes to story telling. Thank you. Love her approach to story telling.. Enjoyed this class.

  • Creativelive Student

    April 2013

    Congratulations to Cristina for giving us a comprehensive look at the working life of a documentary photographer. Her course is beautifully illustrated with both photos and commentary and shows the constraints (moral and physical and financial) she works under - and towers above. What a great resource this course is. It should be on the curriculum of every school teaching photography.

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