Getting [to] the Great Landscape (Hiking for Photographers)
What you'll learn
- Learn how to plan and prepare for backcountry hikes and shoots
- Learn how to travel and shoot in the backcountry safely, comfortably, effectively, and responsibly
- Learn the photographic value of backpacking, whether or not it is for you, and how to continue exploring overnight backcountry travel
- There are no special requirements to participate in this course
To get a great landscape shot, you usually need a great landscape! There are some great ones that are easy to get to. Yet so many great landscapes lay far beyond the parking lot, in the backcountry. It’s a truly vast world of exquisite visual delight and photographic adventure. This class will teach you how to get TO the great landscape.
Even if you already get out on the trail, this class will help you get in deeper, to more engaging subject matter, and to hike more efficiently, safely, and comfortably, while protecting the natural world that inspires you to make photographs in the first place. And it will extend your passion for photography into a driving force for personal health and well-being. Hiking nourishes the body and the soul!
I’m Skip Spitzer, photographer and founder of Getting Deeper into the Wilderness, and I’ll be your instructor. I have more than 30 years of backcountry experience.
In this 1 ¾ hour course, you’ll learn about backcountry light, hike and shoot planning, hiking gear, photography gear, conditioning, pre- and post-hike details, responsible backcountry travel, hiking form, environmental and wildlife hazards, what more advanced skills you may want to learn, and bit about overnight backcountry travel to get you even deeper into the wilderness.
Material is presented through concise, entertaining video lectures, and includes tools and other handouts too. You can ask questions, and see answers to others’ questions, in the Questions area. I answer questions every 1-3 days.
If you are a photographer who wants to get TO the great landscape, this class is for you.
Sounds good? Let’s go!
Who this course is for:
- Photographers and shutterbugs who want to get [to] some great landscapes!
Skip Spitzer is a photographer and principal of Getting Deeper into the Wilderness and Wilderness Skills PDX, where he teaches hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor skills. A skilled and experienced educator and outdoorsman, Skip has been hiking and backpacking the backcountry for more than 30 years. He was certified in Wilderness First Aid by the Wilderness Medicine Institute. Skip is also a software engineer, and Principal at Root Action Consulting, where he provides facilitation, strategic planning, and organizational development support to non-profit and grassroots organizations.