We wanted to take some time to look at our 6th year of operations for Visual Wilderness and wish you all a very happy holidays. Here are some of the highlights from this past year.
Visual Wilderness managed to survive 2020…so far.
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, and that includes all of us here at Visual Wilderness. We’ve been forced to make major changes to our business model – including teaching online workshops from our own homes instead of filming in remote locations, cancelling events and gatherings, and finding ways to work together without actually being together. I am proud to say that we managed to survive this very challenging year. We also wanted to say thank you to the entire Visual Wilderness community – from our professional instructors to our customers.
Online Nature Photography Classes & Video Tutorials
In 2020, we add Online nature photography classes to our video tutorial offering. This allowed us to extend our partnership with more photography and create an online teaching environment that proved highly popular with our customers and our contributing photographers during the pandemi
VW Streaming Service
This was the third full year of a landscape photography streaming service offering for our customers and during 2020 this streaming service proved to be very popular with our customers. We have an excellent subscriber retention rate and continue to provide new content throughout the year. In addition, we introduced several new nature photography video tutorials & online classes that were available for free for streaming subscribers. Here are is what the customers are saying about our video tutorials:
Most Popular Blog Posts in 2020
Oh yes… and our contributing photographers continued to create some fantastic blog posts. Below are some of the most popular with landscape photographers from all over the world in 2020 (in no particular order).
We have over 50,000 subscribers & customers get educational content via notifications from Visual Wilderness on their mobile and desktop devices. Not surprisingly, both of these resources have superb engagement and a worldwide audience. Here is what some of the customers have to say…
Experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting
The fresh perspective and experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting to me and since I have taken the course my images have really improved. I also have a renewed desire to… shoot again. I continue to watch them over and over and find hidden gems in them each time I do. Read more “Experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting”Shane DavilaBoise, Idaho, USA
I am having so much fun
You have both brought my learning forward big time with your Histogram Exposed Course. I only got my first dslr 2 weeks ago. You have given me the skills to get results straight away. I… am having so much fun experimenting in manual mode. Something I didn’t think was possible so early in my journey. Read more “I am having so much fun”Simon PageNew South Wales, Australia
Love how Alan approaches enhancing each image
I learned a tremendous amount – all the techniques Alan Shapiro covered: profiles, color checker, calibration, new curves, crushing the blacks, sketching w/virtual copies, range masking and more. Love how Alan approaches enhancing each image… as a new, individual artistic journey. Looking forward to learning more! Read more “Love how Alan approaches enhancing each image”Barbara ReinerNew Haven, CT
Kate was a personable & well-informed
Thank you so much Kate Silva for the valuable information you provided in the Creative Post Processing online class! Questions from participants were answered fully, lots of examples were provided, the pace was perfect &… Kate was a personable & well-informed & the information was provided in a logical order. Thank you! I will certainly consider registering for another Visual Wilderness Online Class. Read more “Kate was a personable & well-informed”Teresa Walker
Lots of in depth information
Mastering Exposure Webinar had lots of in depth information. Very logically presented. Thank you SO much!Jessie McGuireLong Island, NY
Alan brings inanimate objects to life
I love Alan Shapiro‘s energy and enthusiasm for his subject. He brings inanimate objects to life and exposes their soul.Alison TinsonUnited Kingdom
The material is presented in easy-to-digest
I have been using filters for many years and still learned a number of helpful tidbits of information I didn’t already know or hadn’t thought about from the Essential Filters Course. The material is presented… in easy-to-digest segments of video that you can sit down and watch all of back-to-back, or if you only have a few minutes you can watch them one at a time. The way the segments are divided makes it easy to go back and find specifics you want to review. Read more “The material is presented in easy-to-digest”Jennifer WolfCardiff, California
Jay and Varina’s style of teaching is so amazing
Your and Varina’s style of teaching is so amazing. You bring the workshop to my home in lucid and easy to understand style. I have subscribed to many including PPSOP, Lynda…But your team is the best!… I have recommended The Complete Ultimate Collection to all my friends. Read more “Jay and Varina’s style of teaching is so amazing”Sunil UdupaMumbai, India
great content from a very knowledgeable instructor
In Sharp Focus Webinar contained great content from a very knowledgeable instructor.Paul PetersCobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
Our latest video courses & online classes were based on fine-tuning your start-to-finish workflow for some of the most important aspects of photography. These nature educational products, with a razor-sharp focus on different aspects of landscape and nature photography and are sold in over 70 countries around the world.
What is Coming in 2021?
Throughout this coming year, we plan to create more in-depth video courses on several aspects of landscape photography. In addition, producing more on-location video courses that feature workshop-style lessons as soon as we are able to travel safely.
Happy Holidays from the Visual Wilderness Team!!