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For the first and only time, conservationist, wildlife and art photographer Paul Nicklen shares all his techniques, tips & tricks, from a career spanning over 20 years. An assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine and Sony Artisan of Imagery, Paul will teach you how to create evocative and powerful images that can help change the world for the better. You will learn Paul’s cornerstone techniques such as his 20-60-20 rule, photo sketching, composition, goal setting and essential checklists to apply to your own work and increase your confidence. This beautifully crafted course is shot in HD and filmed entirely on location all over the world.

With subtitles in English – Español – Français – Deutsch – Italiano – 日本語 🇯🇵

  •  From USD $199This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.USD $499This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.
  •  Up to 50+ episodes
  •  Live Q&As
  •  Sony prize draw
  •  Suitable for all levels

Take your photography to the next level with Paul Nicklen

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The Masterclass is 50 incredible episodes. Buy any course package and get access to the first 15 episodes right now!

The next 35 episodes will automatically be added to your purchase in early 2023.

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  • A recorded “Ask Me Anything” webinar with Paul
  • Bonus episodes
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Masterclass
USD $249This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.

  • The initial 15 episodes of the MasterclassThe Masterclass includes 50 incredible episodes in a staggered release. The first 15 are available now. The next 35 episodes will automatically be added to your purchase in early 2023.
  • The following 35 episodes of the MasterclassThe Masterclass includes 50 incredible episodes in a staggered release. The first 15 are available now. The next 35 episodes will automatically be added to your purchase in early 2023.
  • Unlimited accessThere is no time limit to the access of the course. You can take as long as it takes to complete.
  • Access to private Facebook groupGet access to our exclusive community though our Facebook Private Group. This group will allow you to collaborate, network, ask questions and find answers to photographic questions. Get discounts and amazing prizes.
  • Bonus & behind the scenes episodesGet instructive bonus episodes. These will be added to your student dashboard automatically as they are released.
  • Recording of the”Ask Me AnythingRecording of the live “Ask Me Anything” session with Paul Nicklen.

Masterclass
USD $199This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.

  • The initial 15 episodes of the MasterclassThe Masterclass includes 50 incredible episodes in a staggered release. The first 15 are available now. The next 35 episodes will automatically be added to your purchase in early 2023.
  • The following 35 episodes of the MasterclassThe Masterclass includes 50 incredible episodes in a staggered release. The first 15 are available now. The next 35 episodes will automatically be added to your purchase in early 2023.
  • Unlimited accessThere is no time limit to the access of the course. You can take as long as it takes to complete.
  • Access to private Facebook groupGet access to our exclusive community though our Facebook Private Group. This group will allow you to collaborate, network, ask questions and find answers to photographic questions. Get discounts and amazing prizes.

Lesson plan

The Masterclass

Lesson Plan: initial 15 lessons over 1 hour and 45 mins

01 Introduction
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.
15 Farewell for Now 
Paul gives some parting words of inspiration & encouragement at the end of the first 15 episodes. Another 35 episodes are coming soon to help you to create captivating & impactful photographs which amaze, inform & inspire. Until the next release goodbye for now!

Meet your Master of Photography

paulNicklen

For the first and only time in his illustrious career. conservationist, wildlife and art photographer Paul Nicklen shares all he has learned in a career spanning over 20 years. An assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine and Sony Artisan of Imagery, Paul will teach you how to create sensitive, evocative and impactful images that can help change the world for the better. Get access to this unique Masterclass and learn the photography techniques, ethos and psychology that has garnered Paul over 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field. Prestigious accolades include BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the World Press Photo Award for Photojournalism.

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Inspire the photographer in your life this holiday season with the perfect photography gift! Purchase gift cards for any of our Paul Nicklen packages including Platinum Access, Gold Access & the Masterclass and the recipient will recieve all the added benefits of each package.

You will instantly get an email voucher with your personalised message to send to your loved one or to print off and give to them in person, making it the perfect last-minute gift for the holidays.

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Your questions answered

What is Masters of Photography?

Masters of Photography is an education platform and a resource for photographers. Our courses (the masterclasses and discovery classes) are for anyone who wants to learn from some of the most highly regarded and influential photographers in the world in order to elevate their own photography. If you want to learn why not learn from the best? The Masters themselves study the works of the greats.

How much experience do I need to take this class? What camera gear do I need?

The classes have been designed to be suitable for all levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced professional, learning from a Master is sure to help you to improve your photography.

All you need is a camera, whether that be a DSLR or a smartphone. 

What's included in my class?

The classes provide you with lifetime access to the ethos and photographic philosophies of true master photographers. You will learn how they approach their work, the techniques they use and their tips for elevating your own photography.

When you join a class, you will be able discuss the lessons with your fellow students. You will also be able to upload your images to the Photostream and receive feedback from the Masters of Photography community.

After you finish your class, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. If for any reason you are unhappy with your class or feel that you can’t commit to it, simply drop us an email within 30 days and we will refund 100% of your purchase.

How do I take part in the classes?

The classes are delivered online, allowing you to learn from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll get all the benefits of a workshop experience from the comfort of your own home. 

Life gets busy sometimes and it’s hard to fit everything in. That’s why our classes are self-paced allowing you to drop in for lessons whenever it suits you.

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