How to be a Professional Outdoor and Nature Photographer
“Charlie, you are one of the best instructors I have ever had regardless of subject. You never talk over my head and sound like you actually want me to learn and not just earn yourself a pay check. I thank you. – Gerald S.
Do you love nature and photography and wish to make money photographing the great outdoors? Would you like to make outdoor and nature photography your career?
Learn how to be a professional outdoor and nature photographer!
There is no more fulfilling “career” than being a full time Outdoor and Nature Photographer.
·Do you want to get published in magazines, brochures, and calendars?
·Do you want to photograph assignments for magazines and outdoor product companies?
I have been published in over 1000 calendars, many of the major outdoor magazines, advertising brochures, photographed magazine assignments and outdoor product catalogs, and I have founded and co-founded two stock photo agencies.
I can show you how to create images for the markets and GET PAID!!!
You will learn:
·How the outdoor and nature photography markets work.
·Techniques and approaches for making marketable images of nature and outdoor adventure.
·What type of camera equipment and other gear is needed.
·How to organize your stock photos and set up your business.
·How to make even more money with concept photography
·How to create marketable compositions
·How to master natural light and supplemental flash and strobe lighting
·How to master the technical sides of photography
Marketing and promotion is crucial to the success of any business and I will show you several strategies that work.
·How to market yourself and your business
·How to price and negotiate a photo sale
·How to be represented by stock photo agencies
One key ingredient that will insure your success as an outdoor photographer is photography assignments. YOU will learn:
·How to bid on photo assignments
·How to photograph outdoor products and portraits
·How to plan and prep for the big assignment
·How to create a portfolio and present it in a meeting
·How to find models
This course also includes a downloadable stock photo pricing guide to help you determine a fair and accurate price for your photographs.
What are the course requirements?
·A love for the outdoors, nature, wildlife, and the environment
·A sense of adventure and love of travel
·A willingness to work hard
·Oh, a camera, tripod, a computer, and software
·Over 125 videos and 10 audio lectures
·A downloadable pricing guide
·Examples of top selling images
·See a photograph my friend captured that has earned over $900,000. (That’s not a typo)
·Strategies for pricing and selling your photography
·Strategies for succeeding in the business
At the end of this course you will be able to plan your business strategy, organize and market your business, and submit your quality photographs to publications and clients.
You get full unlimited access to this course forever including all future video lectures.!
And in case you did not know, Udemy has an unconditional 30 day money-back guarantee and it is not your standard guarantee, it’s my promise to you that you will have the needed information to succeed in outdoor photography.
What they say:
This was by far the best course I have taken! – Joe C.
Better than ever expected. This course has taken me from zero knowledge to understanding how a huge amount of work goes into even one promo shot in a catalogue. This course does not hold back or sugar coat the work behind the great photos or give you constant reassurance – it honestly teaches all areas of the experience from taking better photos for your own benefit through to what the most professional client would require. I’m very grateful for Charlie Borland to be so helpful and present in such a lovely manner it makes the experience very rewarding and easy. -Michelle C.
I’m not quite finished getting through all of the video but what a tremendous amount of work you have gone through for this course!
Not to mention all of the content. It’s simply a staggering variety of such valuable, insightful and important information.
I wold have been bumbling about forever without your course, what a difference it will make as I begin and go forward from here.
Thank you for all of your time and effort and for sharing your knowledge so generously, it is greatly appreciated!!!
What are the requirements?
A basic understanding of digital photography
A general understanding of computers
A basic understanding or Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or a similar photo editing program
Some time and ability to get out and photograph locally or regionally
What am I going to get from this course?
You will be able to recognize marketable images
You will be able to create beautiful images
You will be able to price for profit
You will be able to design your business around your interests
You will begin to see all the photo opportunities for marketable imagery
What is the target audience?
People who love the outdoors AND photography
People from anywhere in the world
People looking for a career change
People looking to start their own business that they can be passionate about
People who really want to learn and refine their technique
People should not take this course if they are not excited about running a photography business
|Section 1: The Profession of Outdoor and Nature Photography|
Intro to Professional Outdoor Photography
Are You Sure You Want to Go Pro?
|Section 2: Introduction to the Business of Outdoor and Nature Photography|
The 10 Commandments of Professional Photography
Should You Be a Specialist or Generalist
Understanding Outdoor Stock Photography
Whose Going to Buy Your Outdoor Photography?
Outdoor Photography Concepts
Self Assignment #1
|Section 3: Photography 101|
Photography Gear: The Camera
Photography Gear: The Lens
More Photography Gear
Photography Setup: The Importance of ISO
Photography Setup: The Importance of White Balance
Properly Using Your Histogram
Exposure: Go Right
Mastering Creativity: Depth of Field
Understanding Depth of Field
|Section 4: Creating Nature Photography That Sells|
Nature Photography: Finding Marketable Locations
A Great Newsletter to Find Beautiful Places to Photograph
Is Business Better as a Local Hero or an International Nobody?
The Fundamentals of Good Selling Nature Photography
Marketable Compositions 1
Marketable Compositions 2
Marketable Compositions 3
Marketable Compositions 4
Marketable Compositions 5
Marketable Compositions 6
Lighting for Nature Photography
Lighting for Nature Photography 2
Lighting for Nature Photography 3
Finding Your Vision
Why You Should Shoot PHOTO ELEMENTS
Landscape Photography Shooting Strategies
Photographing Utah’s Fallen Roof Ruin
Self Assignment: Calendar Company Request
Color of Light
|Section 5: Creating Adventure Photography That Sells|
Adventure Travel and Recreation Photography
Should You Be an Adventure Travel Generalist or Specialist?
The Markets for Adventure Photography
Equipment for Adventure Photography
Conceptual Outdoor and Adventure Photography
Composition and Lighting for Adventure Photography
Adventure Photography Techniques
The Importance of Model Releases
Self assignment #2
Free Model Release
Free Photo Shoot Agreement
Free Property Release
Free Indemnity Release
|Section 6: Lighting on Location: Supplemental Light|
Flash and Outdoor Photography
Understanding the Flash
Flash as a Supplemental LIght
Flash as the Main Light
Intro to Wireless Multi-Flash Setups
Strategies for Lighting With Flash
More Strategies for Lighting With Flash
Even More Lighting Strategies
Creating Blur Action Adventure Photos
Photographing a Hiker with Pockets Wizards
Self Assignment #3
|Section 7: Photographing Outdoor Products for Customers|
Introduction to Outdoor Product Photography
Outdoor Product Photography Setup
Setting up to Photograph a Backpack
Lighting the Backpack
Photographing the Backpack
Photographing the Water Bottle
Prepping to Photograph a Shoe
Photographing an Outdoor Shoe
Product Photography Wrap-Up
Self Assignment #4
|Section 8: Setting Up Your Photography Business|
Getting Your Business Organized
Introduction to Editing
Naming Your Files 2
The Importance of Metadata
Managing Your Photo Files
Introduction to Captioning and Keywords
Effective and Efficient Image Captioning
Effective and Efficient Image Keywording
Image Processing: Lightening and Darkening
Self Assignment 5 Metadata
Metadata, Keywording, and Naming
|Section 9: Finding Clients and Photo Buyers|
Finding Clients Pt 1
Making Contact With Clients
How to Sell Yourself
Submitting Your Photography
An Interview With 4 Magazine Photo Editors
Self Assignment #6 Clients
|Section 10: Marketing Your Photography Business|
Introduction to Marketing Your Photography
Branding Your Business
Email & Direct Mail Marketing
Your Portfolio and Portfolio Presentations
The Importance of Social Media Marketing
Social Photo Sharing
Self Assignment 8: Marketing
|Section 11: Pricing Your Photography and Licensing Models|
Introduction to Pricing Photography
Royalty Free vs. Rights Managed Licenses
Establishing Usage Fees 1
Establishing Usage Fees 2
Establishing a Price 3
Establishing a Price 4
Establishing a Price 5
Establishing a Price 6
Are these Images Rights managed or Royalty Free?
Pricing Schedule for Download
Negotiating the Sale
Negotiating the Sale 2
Don’t Make This Same Pricing Mistake I Made
Self Assignment 9: Pricing and Negotiation
Pricing and Negotiation
|Section 12: Stock Photo Agencies|
Joining a Stock Photo Agency
This Photograph Has Earned $900,000! Yes, it’s True!
Self Assignment #7 Magazine assignment
|Section 13: Photographing Assignments|
Introduction to Photography Assignments
Planning the Photography Assignment?
Photography Assignment Estimate Example
I Hate Cold Calling and Here is What I do
Pricing Assignment Photography
Photographing the Outdoor Products Catalog
On Assignment: Axmen TV Show
Self Assignment 10: Assignments
|Section 14: Beyond Basic Photography|
Photographing a Mountain Man Rendezvous
Turning Daytime into Nightime
|Section 15: Course Summary, Learning Resources, and More|
Read How This Photographer Deals With Copyright Infringement
Getting Your Business to Run on Autopilot
Are you working hard to be an average photographer?
When one thing leads to another
What is success in nature photography
Surviving Tough Times
Charlie Borland, Professional Photographer for 30+ years and Lighting Master
Charlie Borland has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients including: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Cellular One, Early Winters, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear, and many more.
His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide, including: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women’s Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, to name a few.
Charlie has taught photography throughout his career and teaches internet courses and location workshops. He has lectured on photography in the US and Middle East . He is co-author of Understanding Flash with Bryan Peterson and author of the eBook: Outdoor Flash Photography available on his website: borlandphoto(dot)com.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 5126
- Assessments Self