Hello & Welcome,
If you want to improve your photography skills, while learning from a full time wilderness photographer, this website is for you.
Now, You have access to hundreds of free photography guides and videos, teaching the exact skill sets & camera techniques I use to create images.
Since so much information can be overwhelming, I’ve created this step by step guide, to get things started.
Table of Contents
Jump to the section of your choice or scroll down to read the entire page.
Welcome – Get to Know Me
For those of you I haven’t met yet, my name is Dave.
It’s nice to meet you! I’m glad you’re here.
I’m not a huge fan of talking about myself, so let’s keep this short.
I’m a full time landscape & wilderness photographer.
9 months of the year I live in the wild on an endless backpacking & landscape photography trip.
The remaining 3 months are spent creating content on this website.
I really enjoy the balance of teaching and traveling. It keeps me sane:)
In March 2015, I quit my 6 figure “American Dream” job ( Boeing Aerospace Engineer ), to travel, teach photography, and take photos full time.
This was the scariest and best decision I have ever made.
As a crazy engineer, I have the need to document every photography skill I use on a regular basis, in a step by step, simple to understand format.
This allows me to easily learn what works on a continual basis, and throw away what doesn’t.
Writing photography tutorials and creating videos helps me to become a better photographer, in turn, teaching others along the way.
It’s a win win situation.
I learn & you learn, the cycle repeats.
Join My Email List – Free Photo Editing Video Course
By joining my email list you’ll get free PDFs of all the photography guides contained on this website, as well as the free video course described below.
I created this video course for all of you that are dedicated to improving your landscape & outdoor photography.
Photo editing is the hardest skill set to master in landscape & outdoor photography.
It’s also just as important as camera technique, if not more.
- This free three-part video series covers my basic start to finish photo editing technique, for all skill levels.
- I also include free RAW file download so you can follow along at home.
- Starts on Tuesday of the week you sign up.
What’s Included in the Course?
|PROCESS THIS IMAGE – START TO FINISH|
Video 1 – RAW Image Processing
Run Time – 15 minutes
This video covers my RAW file editing technique, which is used to bring out all the color and detail, photographed in the field.
Raw file editing is the first step in the photo editing process.
I’ll teach you my technique to enhance the best color & light.
Video – My Photoshop Technique
Run Time – 30 Minutes
Next, we will move into Photoshop where I’ll teach the basic photo editing technique which I use on every photo.
Still running away from Photoshop?
The problem is Photoshop was created for all artists.
Us landscape photographers don’t need 99% of the tools included.
The hard part is finding the 1% of tools that you really do need, then mastering them.
This free course covers those tools & simplifies the editing process.
Video 3 – The Most Important Photo Editing Tool
Run Time – 15 Minutes
The last video includes what I consider to be the most powerful tool / technique for photo editing.
It allows you to paint color and light directly onto the picture, creating vivid color & detail.
Complete details upon signup!
Learn Photography: Videos, Written Guides & PDFs
|Learn The Exact Settings & Techniques Below|
This website is broken up into 5 main pages / projects, which I continually improve and update.
Each page / project contains many videos, tutorials, and written guides, as noted below:
The Learn Photography Page: This page contains all of the free learning material on this website. Consider it your go to place for learning.
The Landscape Photography Journals Video Series: 9 months of each year I live in the wild, traveling the wilderness by foot, on an endless backpacking & landscape photography trip.
These videos share my adventures and teach the photography & outdoor skills used on these trips.
My Best Written Photography Guides & Free PDFs: This page contains a large collection of written photography guides which teach the exact skill sets and camera techniques that I use to create images.
Night Sky Photography Page: Learn milky way, northern lights, star trails and night sky photography with this collection of written guides & videos.
My Landscape Photography Gear & Outdoor Equipment Page: This page contains all of my gear for landscape photography expeditions & backpacking trips.
View My Photography Portfolio
- Latest Work Photo Gallery
- Behind the Scenes / Adventure Photos
- Personal Favorites Gallery
- Milky Way, Northern Lights & Night Sky Photos
- View All Photo Galleries
Star Photography Workshops & Tours
Learn star, milky way and night sky photography while exploring the best night photography destinations on Earth.
You will master the best night photography camera settings, photo editing in Lightroom and Photoshop, and advanced planning techniques allowing you to easily find the Milky Way & clear dark skies.
|Mount Rainier National Park Star Photography Workshops
2 Night / 3 Day Star Photography Workshop & Post Processing Class »