Outdoor photography is all about turning passion into profession. Michael DeYoung has done exactly that. He’ll show you how equal parts technical know-how, business acumen, energy, and patience can lead to a successful career as an outdoor photographer.
Classroom lectures cover shooting techniques, photographing from a conceptual point of view, conveying a sense of place in your images, using specialized equipment, on-location creative techniques, and the ethics of nature photography. You learn the value of flash techniques for landscape and wildlife. DeYoung breaks down the strategies for creating successful photographs and the things that can make or break a shoot. From his vast professional experience, he discusses how to compose in the field for use as publication covers, spreads, and banners, as well as how to choose and place the best colors for your images. He shares his best practices for selecting locations, models, and pre-planning for post-production, RAW processing, and the needs of your intended market. He also shares valuable business nuggets on bidding for jobs, writing proposals, understanding contracts, and keeping yourself in front of buyers.