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Workshop Welcome
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Planning The Perfect Trip
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The Art and Science of What To Pack
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Onwards Into The Montana Backcountry
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Making Fire
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Getting the Shot
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Editing the Selects
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Workshop Recap
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Roundtable Discussion
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Essential Outdoor Skills: Winter Edition

Isaac Johnston

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Learn the skills needed to gain access to new places in the most restricted season.
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New to cold-weather adventures? Meet Montana-born photographer and adventurist, Isaac Johnston. Learn the outdoor winter skills you need to access new vantage points in the most restricted season. Follow Isaac on an overnight photo trip with Alex Strohl and Rod Trevino as he shares his expertise on the gear needed for subzero temps and the approach to taking impactful photographs along the way. In this new course format, enjoy a show-like experience and learn as the adventure unfolds.
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  • How to navigate an overnight winter adventure
  • The steps for planning a safe and visually inspiring trip
  • What gear you need to keep your camera operating at optimal rates
  • What gear you need to stay dry, warm, and agile
  • How to build a fire and keep warm at base camp
  • Isaac’s outdoor hacks from 3+ decades of adventures
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What You'll Learn

  • How to navigate an overnight winter adventure
  • The steps for planning a safe and visually inspiring trip
  • What gear you need to keep your camera operating at optimal rates
  • What gear you need to stay dry, warm, and agile
  • How to build a fire and keep warm at base camp
  • Isaac’s outdoor hacks from 3+ decades of adventures
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Solid Intro to Winter Skills!
Kyle
In the words of Bill and Ted, "Most excellent!!" Isaac's enthusiasm, knowledge, and dedication to the outdoors is incredible. Even with a strong level of outdoor/winter experience, I found Isaac's approach to winter adventure informative and educational. He brought forward a well-guided foundation of safety, knowledge, exploration, and adventure--providing endless amounts of stoke, and an excellent guideline for newcomers and experienced professionals alike. For the price, the level of knowledge and skill presented throughout the workshop is solid, and I'm eagerly looking forward to future seasons!
Solid Intro to Winter Skills!
Kyle
In the words of Bill and Ted, "Most excellent!!" Isaac's enthusiasm, knowledge, and dedication to the outdoors is incredible. Even with a strong level of outdoor/winter experience, I found Isaac's approach to winter adventure informative and educational. He brought forward a well-guided foundation of safety, knowledge, exploration, and adventure--providing endless amounts of stoke, and an excellent guideline for newcomers and experienced professionals alike. For the price, the level of knowledge and skill presented throughout the workshop is solid, and I'm eagerly looking forward to future seasons!
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Solid Intro to Winter Skills!
Kyle
In the words of Bill and Ted, "Most excellent!!" Isaac's enthusiasm, knowledge, and dedication to the outdoors is incredible. Even with a strong level of outdoor/winter experience, I found Isaac's approach to winter adventure informative and educational. He brought forward a well-guided foundation of safety, knowledge, exploration, and adventure--providing endless amounts of stoke, and an excellent guideline for newcomers and experienced professionals alike. For the price, the level of knowledge and skill presented throughout the workshop is solid, and I'm eagerly looking forward to future seasons!

Kyle

March 16, 2021

Solid Intro to Winter Skills!

In the words of Bill and Ted, "Most excellent!!" Isaac's enthusiasm, knowledge, and dedication to the outdoors is incredible. Even with a strong level of outdoor/winter experience, I found Isaac's approach to winter adventure informative and educational. He brought forward a well-guided foundation of safety, knowledge, exploration, and adventure--providing endless amounts of stoke, and an excellent guideline for newcomers and experienced professionals alike. For the price, the level of knowledge and skill presented throughout the workshop is solid, and I'm eagerly looking forward to future seasons!

Kyle

March 16, 2021

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  • The never heard before story of Alex
  • An debut interview with his parents about his upbringing
  • The story of how his career really started
  • A very personal field day where Alex photographs his dad in his farm : so you can see the approach and get better at photographing your loved ones, making intimate portraits.
  • An interview with alpine photographer Ben Tibbets on determination and motivation
  • A printable book with workshop summary and exercises for growth

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Workshop Welcome

Meet Isaac Johnston, your teacher. Isaac has garnered over 3 decades of experience and skills to make the most of adventures in the cold Montana winters, and is ready to share that knowledge with you.

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Planning The Perfect Trip

Isaac breaks down his process for planning the perfect trip in wintertime, providing plenty of tips to apply whether this is your first winter trip or your twentieth.

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The Art and Science of What To Pack

What do you bring on a trip like this? Isaac walks through every piece of gear that he packs - from his layering system which allows him to stay comfortable and dry, to his camera system and the reason for packing it last.

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Onwards Into The Montana Backcountry

Follow Isaac, Rod, and Alex as they ski from the trailhead into the cabin for the night. Along the way, learn about the gear they use to easily travel over the snow, stopping along the way to take advantage of the fading light for creating blue hour photography in the winter landscape.

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Making Fire

The crew arrives at the cabin, and as a first task Isaac sets out to warm up the cabin by making a fire. Isaac will teach you the step by step basics to make a healthy fire which you can apply in any setting.

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Getting the Shot

Spend the day with the crew adventuring around the backcountry to find and get the shot. The day begins with some hacks to make camping more comfortable, before heading out to shoot landscapes and portraits around the cabin. Isaac will walk you through how he sets up and composes, communicates with his subjects, and ultimately gets the shot.

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Editing the Selects

Watch as Isaac literally moves mountains and walks you through his editing process on three of his favorite photos from the shoot.

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Workshop Recap

Isaac & Rod debrief on the mission and recap some of their favorite things learned, parting with words of inspiration to get out and explore.

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Roundtable Discussion

Our adventurous crew recaps and debriefs the mission, and talks best hacks for getting after it in wintertime.

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Bonus episodes inspired by student feedback. New content designed for you to learn how to:

  • Plan a shoot and direct talent
  • Create a concept and build a mood board
  • Shoot in shifting light from daytime to blue hour
  • Navigate the new Lightroom Updates to the color correction panel
  • Stay organized with your files and exporting best practices

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Isaac Johnston
Isaac grew up on a farm near Glacier National Park in Montana and from a young age worked as a stock hand and guide in the Great Bear Wilderness. He didn’t know at the time that his life was different, just that he loved the excitement of showing people the wild spaces of the world.
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