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…
The hands on demonstration portion of the Visual Wilderness Online Classes were brilliant! Such a great way to learn!Berwyn, PAYou guys did a fabulous job teaching the Essential Filters Course in a fairly easy and straightforward manner that we can comprehend quickly. I have already learned a lot about different tips and tricks just by watching some of your video courses. Kudos to both of you and I deeply appreciate it.CaliforniaAlan Shapiro‘s work is inspirational. And aspirational. He is a dynamic, fascinating presenter. He is very generous with explaining how to set up the home studio, what lighting to use and why, product and resource lists. And it’s fun while you are learning! Bingo!Los Angeles California, USAThe 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.Boise, Idaho, USAJay and Varina Patel’s Ultimate Landscape Photography Course has been a great resource to help me in my journey towards taking great photos. Their presentations are in the terrific clear, simple, engaging style that they use in their workshops. Their content is comprehensive and includes handy tips and information that I haven’t seen elsewhere on the net.Western AustraliaI have been a fan and beneficiary of your tutorials for many years. They have been such a great help in my photography. You manage to put your views and points across in a very succinct and easy to follow way.Dartmouth, United KingdomI enjoyed this Online Class very much. Padma Inguva is an excellent teacher. Learned so much and inspired to experiment using a light box for photography. I would be interested in any online classes or tutorials that Padma teaches.Prescott, AZOnce again, a wonderful course (Getting it Right in Camera) that you have created here, in stunning locations, and by means of your intuitive style of teaching all the concepts and techniques can be properly digested. The case studies provide invaluable insights in how you work your cameras and the thought processes behind creating those wonderful images – easy to follow and replicate for your students.Germany
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!!