4.87 (951 reviews)
☑ You will be able to recognize marketable images
☑ You will be able to successfuly negotiate selling your photos and getting assignments
☑ 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
"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.
"I like the pace Charlie Borland is speaking, the images he uses and the narrative style of the presentation. The course is just amazing. He has so much important detail on the subject of photography. For example, I now understand how to use my flash, and trust me, I have many books on the subject. Best photo course.-Renzo D.V.
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.
Who’s the Instructor?
There are many courses on how to be an amazing photographer, but how many are taught by true professionals who have a career and worked as a photographer?
I was formally trained at Brooks Institute in the 1980’s and have worked every day since. I have photographed for Fortune 500 companies, been published in countless magazines (you’ve probably heard of), and photographed in every state in the USA. .
I have taught photo workshops across the USA and Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos. I love to teach and want to insure you succeed and love photography like I do. You can trust me to teach you photography!
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!!!
The Profession of Outdoor and Nature Photography
Intro to Professional Outdoor Photography
Are You Sure You Want to Go Pro?
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
Photography 101 (for those NEW to photography)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pricing Your Photography and Licensing Models
Introduction to Pricing Photography
Royalty Free vs. Rights Managed Licenses
Establishing a 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
How I Negotiated this Stock Photo Sale
Pricing and Negotiation
Stock Photo Agencies
Joining a Stock Photo Agency
This Photograph Has Earned $900,000! Yes, it's True!
Self Assignment #7 Magazine assignment
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
Beyond Basic Photography
Photographing a Mountain Man Rendezvous
Turning Daytime into Nightime
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
BONUS LECTURE: Private Workshops and More Excellent Learning Opportunities
Well, I'm very fun of nature and its splendors and as soon as I this course on this page, I didn'tr think twice, and for my surprise the content presented by Charlie is something to make someone more curious about the beauty of sunrise or sunset. And look, I'm not a photographer, I just to capture a good image, in the right place and in a good time. I higly recomend it.
This course helped me to fulfill many of my doubts.Well i skipped many lessons as i was familiar with them but some part of this course really helped me to fashion a business strategy for my photography.
So far ive got the just if this course and i see what is being said and i still feel i am ready for what im going to learn and what i want to get into. I feel this course is really going to teach me alot.
I learned about the reality of being a professional nature photographer and how it gonna effect my lifestyle. This course perfectly presented the reality and help me to understand the real world of professional nature and landscape photography.
I am watching the course via mobile to smart tv and I love it. It’s direct and honest. There seems to be no hidden “car salesman,” gimmicks to sell the product, but instead honest information that helps you branch off with your own ideas. It’s an enhancement on your craft, whether professional or hobbyist.
Great Course!!! clear concepts, good guidance and really o great Teacher. Thanks to Charles Borland to share, not only knowledge, but experience of many years
Feel a Great Passion to learn about Photography, cameras, love to be creative, always feel inside of me that drive of creativity
I pretty much knew from experience what he was saying about being a pro vs and amateur and that being a pro is a very crowded market. So basically none of this information is new to me as I live the frustration of being a pro in a saturated market. But, that is why I am taking the course so that I can gain more insight into the business part of being a pro.
Great course, maybe have cleaner visuals. Maybe time to time show us your camera view as what you see in your camera's eye piece just before you take the actual photo shot.
Seems very dated content and quite US specific. Very few videos as much of it is audio with a few stills.
THANK YOU FOR THE TIME YOU HAVE TAKEN IN MAKING THIS AN ENJOYABLE COURSE .... LOVED IT - ALTHOUGH I WANT TO DO PHOTOGRAPHY IN SA AS A HOBBY AS I GET OLDER ( 46 NOW) AS THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY PASSION , I HAVE COME TO REALIZE THERE IS SO MUCH TO PHOTOGRAPHY - I JUST WISH I HAD MADE MORE TIME TO DO IT AND MOST IMP HAD ALL THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT.... YOURS SINCERLY VISHAN +27 713602596 - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am somewhat interested in portrait photography, so this course is really handy for explaining EXACTLY what I need to do step by step. It'll also help with other situations like flowers in high-contrast light.
I do love to take landscapes and have not really done it to the level that I would like since I am busy running more of a commercial photo business. I wanted to hear all about it from someone more experienced. Thanks!
An excellent instructor presenting a well organized and professionally composed course which focuses more on the business aspect of photography than the techniques of outdoor and nature photography.
So far, The content is honest and realistic, as well as taking the overall life picture into consideration.