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Paul Nicklen Masterclass
Meet your Master: Paul Nicklen explains to you the outline of the course and the different learning steps he’ll guide you through including live encounter sessions, photography exercises and drills.
2 Early Beginnings
Paul teaches you how to use your early life influences to shape your photography and storytelling. His early life in a remote and icy town in northern Canada formed a deep and irrevocable connection with nature that would later go on to inspire and enable his photography.
3 The 20-60-20 Philosophy
Know the rules and also when to break them. Paul explains his ’20-60-20′ philosophy of when to play it safe and when to get experimental in order to push your photography to the highest level and beyond and grow as an artist.
4 Encounter: Black Bear
See Paul in action as he photographs a black bear in British Columbia. Learn Paul’s process in photographing and respecting animals in the wild. This includes positioning, his camera settings, equipment and lens checklist and lenses, how to build towards capturing the ultimate moment.
5 Goal Setting – A Roadmap to Solutions
Overcome your problems, don’t let them overcome you! Paul outlines his strategies to setting goals and finding solutions to your problems to help you overcome any roadblocks to achieving your dreams in photography and beyond.
6 Toolkit: Your Essential Mental Checklist
Learn how to ignore the little voices in the back of your head with Paul as he offers his essential checklist of tips for overcoming doubt and the fear of failure in your photography and in wider life.
7 Encounter: Coastal Wolves
One of the most deep and powerful encounter that Paul has ever had. See Paul in action as he photographs elusive coastal wolves in British Columbia. Learn his compositional and focal length techniques to capture the animals’ sense of place in wider landscapes as well as more intimate shots.
8 Toolkit: Memorise Functionality
Whatever camera, lenses & accessories you use, the best photographers need to feel like their equipment is an extension of their own body. Learn with Paul the exercises that he uses to memorise the functionalities of your equipment.
9 Get Noticed – Be One Step Ahead
Learn tips and tricks from Paul on how to get noticed and have your work published in major magazines such as National Geographic. Understand from Paul the effort and persistence it took to make one of his first breakthrough storytelling pictures.
10 Left Brain/Right Brain
As a photographer and a marine biologist, Paul is both an artist and a scientist. Let him teach you when to use the analytical side of your brain and when to let the creative side take charge.
11 Composition: Refining your Images
Get Paul’s advice on some suggested compositional techniques to improve your own work. Discover his thoughts on when to use these ideas and when to get even more creative with your approach. Find out how Paul looks for patterns and a sense of place in his pictures.
12 Toolkit: Some Quickfire Tips
Paul offers a range of quick tips & tricks based on his successes and mistakes spanning a lifetime in conservation photography. Discover his thoughts on the creative uses of depth of field, setting up your camera for quick and efficient use, exercises for improving camera stability and much more.
13 Encounter: The Leopard Seal Story
Learn the behind the image story to the most extraordinary encounter Paul has ever had. Journey with Paul to the Antarctic where he has an underwater adventure with one of the most feared and most misunderstood marine predator.
14 Ethics & Curiosity
Paul teaches you to approach your photography with curiosity, humility & a code of ethics in order to create work that can change the world for the better.