Field Dispatch: Kenya Part 2

Join pro nature photographer Ian Plant on his exciting photo safari in Kenya, where he photographs lions, leopards, and the local Maasai people at night! As always, Ian shares some of his favorite photo techniques and plenty of inspiration.

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Field Dispatch: Norway

In this exciting field dispatch, professional photographer Ian Plant travels to the beautiful fjords of Norway, where he encounters a lot of rain and clouds. Ian offers tips for getting the most out of bad weather conditions.

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Field Dispatch: Western United States

In this field dispatch, professional photographer Ian Plant shares some of the images and stories from his recent trip through the Western U.S. He discusses the importance of building extra time and flexibility into your schedule when planning photo trips, to give you the ability to focus on areas that are especially promising.

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OPG GOLD LIVE: Critique-A-Palooza

Pro photographer Ian Plant will be hosting the next OPG GOLD LIVE class on June 7th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. CT. He will dedicate the entire class to critiquing Gold member photos. This is an opportunity to receive thoughtful, detailed, and constructive critique from a leading outdoor photography professional. Join us for this exciting special

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Field Dispatch: Utah

In this exciting field dispatch, professional photographer Ian Plant travels to the desert of Utah to explore slot canyons, and photograph the stunning sandstone landscape from the air with his drone.

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Lesson 11: Bonus!

If there is one thing I dislike more than flat grey skies at sunrise, its saying goodbye! So, to avoid having to write the wrap up email for this course, I thought going through one more example would be much more fun instead!

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Lesson 9: Creative Technique

We are nearing the end of “See! Create!” Over the lessons of this course we have discussed the importance in creating images that evoke emotions in our viewers. You might have picked up that I think that the best way to do this is to purposefully create our images and not just take pictures of things we see. This lesson is about creative techniques you can use to make evocative images.

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Lesson 8: Go Into Details

Ever hear the expression, “the devil is in the details?” It means that while a task might look simple, there is incredible depth to it and is more complex than initially estimated. The same can be said for the images we strive to create. While the goal is to keep our frames simple, we typically want to include detail to help tell our story.

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Lesson 7: See the Light

Photography is the study of light.

What happens when there is no light? You can’t see, right? Given that this course is about learning to see, being able to see light from a photographic standpoint is crucial. Being able to see the interplay of both light and shadows in itself can be a story that evokes an emotional response. Different qualities of light can also evoke different responses.

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