Outdoor Photography: Shooting at Sunset, Sunrise, and Night

Chris Burkard, Staff Photographer, Surfer Magazine

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13 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Assignment

    • Inspiration

    • Equipment

    • Sunset

    • Night

    • Sunrise

    • Sunset

    • Night

    • Sunrise

    • Editing I

    • Editing II

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Go on-location with photographer and adventurer Chris Burkard (chrisburkard) as he explores the wilderness and discovers great photos along the way. Chris shows how the best shots occur when you're aren't looking for them, while also providing the know-how and tips to make sure you're ready to capture the moment when it arises. Lessons include working with lighting at different times of day, shooting long exposures, and incorporating subjects into a landscape shot. Perfect for pros and enthusiasts alike, this class will help you take your shots to the next level.

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What I enjoy about this class is how Chris doesn't advocate for super high-end equipment and gives us a glimpse into his amazing work. I hope Chris will share more in the future, this is great inspiration.
Keep it up, Chris! This was an awesome insight to your mindset and work.
The students can learn great insights of outdoor photography and fusing your landscape photography with other elements.





Chris Burkard

Staff Photographer, Surfer Magazine

Chris Burkard is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in Central Coast California, whose work is layered by surf, outdoor, lifestyle and travel subjects. Burkard’s images are punctuated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, by adventure seeking and the lifestyle that ensues, by movement and intuitive light-working capabilities. With the ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistently captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic impressions, utilizing the tool of surfing to approach the ocean’s intricate personality and then extending out to include the human personalities that draw meaning from this same source.

Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Burkard portrays the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature. At the age of 28, Burkard has established himself as a known name in the surf and outdoor industries, accomplished a deep body of work, held staff and senior photographer positions and has been recognized continually for his distinct creative compositions.