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4hrs of contentTaking a look at Alex Strohl’s work, and you’ll consistently find one thing: his photos make you feel something. And whatever this something may be for you — awe, grandeur, perspective, joy — each photo is created with intention. You can find him in remote corners of the world with capturing photos – blurring the lines of work and life.
DURATION3.5 hrs of Content40 video lessons & supporting documents that you can watch anytime, anywhere.
MADE FORRising Photographers
You know how to use your camera, edit with Lightroom and want to get more jobs.
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LEARN TOWork Like A ProHow to sell your ideas to clients, produce shoots, build a storyline, make work that lasts.
For the past seven years, I've been lucky enough to travel the world, shooting for huge brands like Apple, and Land Rover. I’ve learned quite a few things along the way - and I want to share those with you.
The number one question I get is: what camera do you shoot with? I shoot with many cameras because each one has unique characteristics that match the goal of the shoot I am doing.
Let's talk about knowing your camera. As someone who wants to be a professional you need to know it inside and out, so much in fact that you don't think about it when you're using it. Just like when you drive your car.
You see a lot of outdoor photographers start packing their bags when the sun has set but they are missing out on some of the best light around. We go on location where I'll walk you through my technique for shooting blue hour.
Alex explains that while there isn't a step-by-step recipe to making work that moves the viewer, but there are ways to propel you in the right direction.
This episode sets about to give adventure photographers stronger foundations to visual storytelling so they can elevate the way they tell stories.
We've all heard the old adage that 'motivation is a muscle' and although in many ways that's true, there is much more to it that we rarely hear about. Knowing how to access our inner strength for the projects that matter is a life skill that should be taught at school, but isn't. Learn how in this episode.
Feeling uninspired as a creator has much to do with our mind but external events can have a huge influence on how inspired we feel. Learn strategies that the worlds most celebrated creatives use to remain fresh and inspired day after day.
You will love this or hate this but as an adventure photographer you need to be good at finding places and getting to them at the time. Learn how the pros do it.
In this episode I will share a 15 day action plan to get you in a habit of shooting more.
Take part in a specially designed exercise by Alex to understand better the things you love and build your own story arc as a creator.
Learn how to prepare like a pro for a day long automotive assignment in a remote area of Wyoming.
This episode is for outdoor photographers who've been commissioned to shoot an important automotive/action assignment. They will learn to build and interpret a brief, how to use shot types to get a variety of images and the unspoken rules for photographing cars.
Learn how to staff an entire shoot through social media. Introduce yourself to new people, get them stoked on your shoot, and build a team of people who will make you better.
This episode is for photographers who have to tackle a commercial shoot where the object photographed is used not photographed. A lens. The series is very worth watching because it shows you to come up with a concept for a shoot, then staff it and scout it.
Staying organized as your photo archive grows is an essential skill. Learn how to properly keyword & organize your photos when importing them to Lightroom.
Learn how to use gradients in Lightroom to subtly guide the views eye to your focal point.
It's important when shooting cars to avoid distortion commonly found in wider lenses.
Sometimes when shooting hand held HDR comps you need to do a little "magic."
For some shoots you need to grade the final deliverables in a very commercial way.
Learn one of the most valuable tools in Photoshop.
Moody images are all the rage right now. Learn how Alex approaches grading with a bit more of an edge to it.
Exporting is a crucial part of photography. Alex goes over the settings he uses when exporting for mobile, web, and desktop.
Building an archive as a photographer is one of the most important things you can do. Alex demonstrates the drives and organization structure he uses.
There are a few ways I deliver files to clients. I share my favorite one and show you how I make a collection.
Now its time to talk about one of the most important things for any adventure photographer out there: Selling your ideas.
A portfolio is a collection of our best images. It is specifically built to land you clients and publications. It is one of the hardest things to built as a photographer because it's hard for us to be very critical with our own work. Learn how to build one here.
This episode is for photographers who have prepared to reach out to prospective clients or have reached out without much success. The problem is that most photographers pitch the wrong people, the wrong way and fail at it. This episode gives photographers a systematic approach to preparing their pitch and reaching out to the brand.
This episode addresses why and how you should pick brands that fit you to work with, then how to get their attention. The problem is that photographers want to work with brands that don't match them and waste time doing so. Then there's the problem of not knowing how to reach out to the right people.
How do you define what your work is worth? You'll hear pros saying: my day rate is xx a day or x a day and when you're still establishing yourself as a pro, you might think: that's a lot of money! But is it? Learn how the value of what we do is determined.
The big question: How do you get paid to travel the world? It does sound too good to be true, the idea that someone is going to hand you money to go on a trip but these people exist, they are called Tourism Boards. Learn how to pitch them step-by-step.
As a working photographer you've probably had to build these documents; I remember the first time i had to build one I spent an hour on Google looking at some many different examples that I didn't even know where to begin. There is a lot of contradictory information on the web about this so it is my ambition to create a complete guide to building treatments and pre-pro books for adventure photographers.
By now I think we all know that being successful in photography takes much more than being a very good photographer. We all wish that we could just go out everyday, make photos we love and that people will line up at the door to buy our prints, talk about us on the press and hire us for massive campaigns. That couldn't be further from reality. Learn what to prioritize on.
Before you go out and pitch your big idea, we need to go over a handful of important points. Learn about Ad Agencies vs Clients, Image Licensing, and What You Really Want.
When trying to establish a value proposition, I start by looking at the problem. What is the clients problem and how are we going to solve it? Alex shares his tried and tested approach to finding your value prop an hear what his is.
In this episode, I will walk you through my private media kit and break it down so you can understand what's really important when building yours.
What does an iPhone 4 photo of a snow pile at blue hour has to do with Alex's journey? Hear the untold account of how Alex built his audience.
Alex shares a candid perspective on his favorite photographers of the recent decade.
The scene has evolved, organic growth has dramatically slowed down, what to do to keep striving? Hear Alex's perspective in this intimate episode.
Alex gives you an in depth look at the apps and websites that he uses in his daily work.
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