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Outdoor Photography Essentials

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Capture dramatic outdoor imagery! Learn essentials for anticipating scenes, shooting people in action, reacting to conditions and making the most of your camera.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Dan Bailey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Are you inspired by the dynamic beauty of our world? Then conquer this set of fundamental outdoor photography techniques, and shoot it all in compelling fashion! Join professional photographer and long-time instructor Dan Bailey and begin class by learning the digital settings you need for success and how to best handle your camera in the field. When you move on, Dan will share steps to anticipate scenes before they unfold, as well as how to adjust for the right approach in changing light conditions. Want to go beyond just the landscape and capture the magic of the whole scene? You'll also discover the best ways to shoot people in action, so you can capture the power of adventuring in nature. Plus, Dan will lay out compositional strategies that will help you frame your subject and secondary elements in the most impactful way.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Exposure in Action
Meet professional photographer Dan Bailey as he highlights the essential techniques you'll learn to capture compelling outdoor imagery. Before you start shooting, gain confidence quickly by adjusting important camera settings. Plus, learn how to anticipate potential scenes before they unfold so you're ready for any shot!
2. Modern Digital Photography
3. Challenging Light
4. Dynamic Light
5. The Right Lens
6. Composition: Building Your Photos
7. Shooting People in Action

Taught by

Dan  Bailey
Dan Bailey
For more than two decades, Dan Bailey has been a professional photographer and instructor. He's shot for companies like Fujifilm and Photoflex, and interacted with students through "in-class" courses and outdoor location workshops. You can also find his work and advice on his blog, Dan Bailey Photo, or his book, Action and Adventure Photography. In all his work, Dan strives to create dynamic imagery that shows the power and mystery of the greater scene, combining elements of first-person photojournalism with focused creativity.

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