with Juan Pons
Join Juan Pons to learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by fellow wildlife photographers. By learning what to avoid we put ourselves in the best possible position to do ... READ MORE
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lessons: 10 Course Lessons
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The Biggest Mistakes Wildlife Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them
with Juan Pons
Join Juan Pons to learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by fellow wildlife photographers. By learning what to avoid we put ourselves in the best possible position to do all the right things when photographing wildlife. Juan pulls from his decades of experience leading photographic workshops to share stories, examples, and sage advice on how to create the best photographs you can while enjoying and savoring the experience of being out in nature. BUY COURSE
Our Courses Are all Broken Down Into Small Lessons Creating Easy Breaks and Stopping Points
lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
The instructor introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Don’t Just Take Pictures, Make Pictures
Being conscious about what you are shooting is key to making images, not just taking pictures.
lesson 3: Connect with Your Subject
You want your viewer to connect with your subject and that has a lot to do with the subject’s eyes as well as your eye level.
lesson 4: Take an Active Role In Composition
We can’t pose wildlife, but we can take an active role in positioning ourselves for the best composition.
lesson 5: Study Your Subjects
You’ve got to know your subject to be able to find them and show them at their best.
lesson 6: Capture the Environment Too
Capturing the subject in its environment provides a sense of place and creates a more compelling image.
lesson 7: Create Separation
Creating separation between the subject and other elements provides a clearer view of the subject and provides a sense of depth and dimension.
lesson 8: Provide Space
It is important to provide some space in front of your subject in the direction they are moving.
lesson 9: Take Advantage of Compositional Guidelines
Compositional guidelines are basic, but can be a powerful tool for creating stronger compositions.
lesson 10: Respect Your Subjects and Be in the Moment
It is vital to take on the role of ambassador and advocate for the wildlife you are photographing.
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meet  Juan Pons
Juan Pons is a nature and wildlife photographer with over 30 years experience, with a passion for photographing our world’s most magnificent features. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan is an avid conservationist and environmental educator, and has traveled extensively leading photography workshops out in the field and in the classroom for more than 18 years. Juan’s adventure expeditions have taken participants to once-in-a-lifetime places like Antarctica, Cuba, Alaska, Costa Rica, Yellowstone, and much more.
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