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The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion

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About The Class

Turn your passion for nature and adventure into a livelihood

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.

Throughout these 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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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Bootcamp Introduction

    06:35
  2. 02

    Storytelling with Stills and Motion Overview

    14:35
  3. 03

    Elements of a Well-told Story

    22:13
  4. 04

    Storytelling in Motion

    34:19
  5. 05

    Choosing the Best Gear for Your Outdoor Project

    16:24
  6. 06

    Gear for Drones

    02:53
  7. 07

    Gear for Motion

    05:23
  8. 08

    Inside Ian's Gear Bag

    20:08
  9. 09

    General Advice for Preparation

    14:20
  10. 10

    Virtual Scouting

    03:54
  11. 11

    Weather

    10:17
  12. 12

    Permits and Permission

    03:10
  13. 13

    Model and Property Releases

    04:43
  14. 14

    Health and Fitness

    03:04
  15. 15

    Checklist

    03:20
  16. 16

    Location Scouting Overview

    15:18
  17. 17

    Location Scouting in the North Cascades

    15:24
  18. 18

    Drone Introduction

    14:59
  19. 19

    Drone Safety

    03:26
  20. 20

    What Kind of Drone Should I Buy?

    02:58
  21. 21

    FAA Part 107 Test: How to Prepare

    06:18
  22. 22

    Telling a Story With a Drone

    06:15
  23. 23

    Drone Camera, Lenses and Movements

    04:34
  24. 24

    Selling Drone Footage

    02:39
  25. 25

    Why Does a Photographer Need Motion?

    10:59
  26. 26

    Establish the End User

    06:35
  27. 27

    Identify Your Audience

    03:12
  28. 28

    Build a Production Plan

    05:28
  29. 29

    Create the Story Structure

    04:26
  30. 30

    The Shooting Script

    07:08
  31. 31

    Production Quality

    08:37
  32. 32

    Composition for Stills

    08:04
  33. 33

    Composition for Stills: Landscape

    08:15
  34. 34

    Composition for Stills: Telephoto Lens

    14:48
  35. 35

    Composition for Stills: Macro Lens

    07:50
  36. 36

    Techniques for Capturing Motion in the Field

    25:15
  37. 37

    Lenses and Filters for Outdoor Photography

    26:20
  38. 38

    Capturing Landscapes - Part 1

    28:12
  39. 39

    Capturing Landscapes - Part 2

    23:36
  40. 40

    Capturing Movement in Stills

    32:17
  41. 41

    Shooting Water, Sky and Panorama

    29:40
  42. 42

    Understanding Stock

    20:45
  43. 43

    Editorial vs Commerical

    03:57
  44. 44

    Pricing Stock

    05:40
  45. 45

    Producing Stock

    14:49
  46. 46

    Shooting for Social Media vs Stock

    11:37
  47. 47

    Choosing an Agency

    08:58
  48. 48

    Assignments and Capturing Stock

    13:49
  49. 49

    Stock Photography Market

    05:28
  50. 50

    Create A Style Guide

    05:30
  51. 51

    Stock Shoot Analysis

    21:29
  52. 52

    Workflow for Selecting Final Stills

    27:43
  53. 53

    Initial Editing in Adobe Bridge

    21:02
  54. 54

    Reviewing and Selecting Motion Footage

    11:02
  55. 55

    Keeping Track of Your Story Ideas

    22:40
  56. 56

    Script and Story Structure Evolution

    04:34
  57. 57

    Editing to the Content

    05:00
  58. 58

    Music as a Character

    05:41
  59. 59

    Business Diversification

    07:07
  60. 60

    Business Strategy

    04:57
  61. 61

    Pillars of Revenue

    17:09
  62. 62

    Branding

    06:36
  63. 63

    Partnerships and Brand Strategy

    05:12
  64. 64

    Galleries and Fine Art

    03:11
  65. 65

    Budgeting

    05:21
  66. 66

    The Future of Photography

    26:12
  67. 67

    Q&A And Critique

    1:09:39

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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  • monica4

    July 2017

    Ian was an amazing instructor.; very fun, enthusiastic, encouraging, and comprehensive. I hope to be able to return as an audience member for another of his classes. It is a privilege and a gift to have access via Creative Live to such a wealth of expertise. Thank you!

  • Cindee Still

    Cindee Still

    July 2017

    Ian Shive is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge he is willing to share. He has had a magical path that led to his success. He touches on so many aspects of making, selling and creating images as well as how to market them and make an income from your work. It is so much fun to be part of the studio audience. The Creative Live staff are always so warm and friendly and they feed you like your on a cruise ship! Wonderful experience.

  • Cindy

    Cindy

    August 2017

    What a great class this has been. Thank you Ian Shive and Creative Live! Recently retired, I have set out to learn everything I can about photography and pursue this passion to capture the beauty in the outdoors. Creative Live has served as an amazing educational platform to help me learn everything from how to use my camera, the fundamental technicals, and learn about software and tools. This class brought it all together. At the end of this class my approach to photography and my images are different. Ian shares so much valuable knowledge that will change the way you go about taking a picture; from scouting a location, to thinking through the story and adding elements to an image to evoke an emotional response. My personal growth has been significant and I have changed to the way I approach creating an image from an Outdoor Landscape to an Outdoor Experience. Loved every minute of it, sad the class is over.

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