What You'll Learn
From the brilliant blue waters of Mexico to the mountains of Montana, Alex takes you on a journey to scout, shoot, and edit your way through summer.
Alex's Travel Kit
Discover what Alex can't leave home without when he hops on the plane, including photography gear, travel & tech gear, and accessories.
The Beach: Sunrise & Sunset
Alex walks you through setting yourself up for a productive shoot in a remote location with limited resources; including reading a histogram, framing, triple exposures, and drone photography.
The River: Kayak, Underwater, & Drone
Alex shows you his approach for a solo sunset shoot, without any subjects. Learn how taking your time and following your instincts will lead to a sense of enhanced awareness.
The Ruins: Light, Lenses, & Composition
Explore techniques for shooting through trees, finding the right angles, and using the people you're with to tell a story. You'll learn more about composition, using natural lens distortion to your advantage, and giving scale.
For this shoot, Alex uses high noon to his advantage and explores what he can do with light beams shooting directly into the underground pools. This section expands on underwater photographer and action shots in unique light, including how to find the best angles and shooting in harsh light.
Editing 1: Sunset at the Beach
Alex gives you an exclusive look into his post production and how he builds a consistent body of work that is instantly recognizable.
Editing 2: Sunrise in the Jungle
In this second editing tutorial Alex shows you how he color grades a drone photo in Lightroom followed by an in-depth tutorial on removing objects from your pictures in Adobe Photoshop.
Learn and watch how Alex executes a shoot with friends, keeping in mind the importance of approaching everything in a casual manner to allow organic moments to unfold in front of the lens.
What Makes a Good Set?
Alex walks us through what makes an incredible set of photos in his eyes. We dissect two very different sets from legendary photographers.
Editing: Summer Storm
Before making your own set, Alex creates a preset that he will apply to all the photos while making selects.
The Art of Making Photo Sets
Alex walks us through his approach to telling a story in photo sets. We see how he labels images into different categories, uses the website Exposure, and carefully orders his photos.
Alex shows you his detailed process for scouting locations, all via the internet. This helps him save an incredible amount of time on location, and it helps him focus where he wants to shoot before he travels.
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