After riding some really fun singletrack through rolling farmland here in Romania, I’m currently holed up for the night in a little pensione in the Hungarian town town of Rechenyed. I stopped here because they have WiFi, so I could let you know that my online video course, Outdoor Photography Essentials is now live! And right now, you can save $25 on the course.
Let’s face it, it’s hard to capture great adventure and action photos, no matter if you’re shooting extreme sports or your kid’s soccer game. This kind of photography requires a special set of techniques and a comprehensive bag of creative and compositional tricks. If you don’t have that stuff down, you’ll have trouble nailing great images.
That’s why I created this course- to give you the tools and tips you need to make it happen.
It’s really exciting to team up with Craftsy in this regard, because they approach learning in a way that’s unlike any other. With every Craftsy class, you can watch your lessons anytime, anywhere and revisit as many times as you’d like — forever.
During the class, you’ll learn the settings you need for great results and how to anticipate potential scenes before they unfold. Then, you’ll learn the best adjustments to make in the face of quickly changing conditions.
To begin, I’ll show you some important camera settings to check before shooting and how to adjust them for optimal results. I’ll also give you some tips for anticipating the potential for a great scene before it even unfolds!
We’ll also focus on handling your camera in the field. I’ll teach you to capture handheld shots from multiple perspectives, keeping your camera stable and secure the entire time. Then, I’ll share pointers for proper exposure, so you can get fantastic results from scenes with high dynamic range.
I’ll also walk you through the process of choosing the right lens, and give you tips to make the most of wide–angle, normal and telephoto lenses. That way you’ll always know what you need for a savvy selection. All the while, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of selective focus, depth of field, framing and composition, even with difficult action scenes.
My goal with the class is to make it as close as possible to a personal workshop with me, and I worked hard with the Craftsy producers in order to achieve this idea. After seeing the final result, I think we did a great job creating a course that matches my style. I hope you’ll think so too.