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Charly Savely is shifting the wildlife photography industry with her artful approach that creates a connection between the animal and the viewer. Her globally recognized style has landed her client work with FOUR PAWS International, REI, Burts Bees, Marmot, and a spot on the SONY Alpha Collective team.
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Outline
Ep.
1
Meet Charly
Ep.
2
The Gear Episode
Ep.
3
Researching Locations, Trip Planning & Conservation
Ep.
4
My Approach To Shooting In The Field
Ep.
5
Safety
Ep.
6
Photographing Brown Bears: Day 1
Ep.
7
Photographing Brown Bears: Day 2
Ep.
8
Finding Your Style
Ep.
9
Editing Pt. 1
Ep.
10
Editing Pt. 2
Ep.
11
Editing Pt. 3
Ep.
12
Workshop Recap
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The Wildlife Photography Workshop

Charly Savely

Join Charly Savely for an Alaskan adventure as she discovers remote corners where the wild roam.

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The Wildlife Photography Workshop

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Charly Savely is shifting the wildlife photography industry with her artful approach that creates a connection between the animal and the viewer. Her globally recognized style has landed her client work with FOUR PAWS International, REI, Burts Bees, Marmot, and a spot on the SONY Alpha Collective team.

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The Wildlife Photography Workshop
Charly Savely is shifting the wildlife photography industry with her artful approach that creates a connection between the animal and the viewer. Her globally recognized style has landed her client work with FOUR PAWS International, REI, Burts Bees, Marmot, and a spot on the SONY Alpha Collective team.
In this workshop, expand beyond adventure photography into advanced shooting techniques, gear, safety, and tactical editing for wildlife. Join Charly for hands-on field lessons in Katmai National Park in Alaska to photograph bears during peak season.
12 Episodes
Field courses in Alaska
$299 
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Aspiring and Professional Photographers

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Field lessons from the remote corners of Alaska where the bears roam

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How to find your unique style and professional techniques to capture striking wildlife photos

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What You'll Learn

  • Key Shooting Techniques: Lens Choice, Framing for Impact, Handheld vs. Tripod Settings
  • How Art Influences Composition And Style
  • Where to Find Wildlife and Safety Approaches
  • Gear Recs for Shooting in Cold Conditions
  • Strategic Choices in Editing for Emotion

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Charly Savely
Charly was born & raised in Bristol, England, but has lived the majority of her life on the West Coast of the USA. She currently resides in the beautiful state of Alaska, in the small city of Anchorage. She is a full-time freelance Professional Photographer, who combines her thirst for adventure with her love for photography to capture unique personal experiences.
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Brilliant and inspiring workshop
Sarah Mackey
This workshop was absolutely fantastic. I feel so lucky to have gotten an inside look at Charly's process and how she's developed her style. The videos following her on the photoshoot in Alaska are absolutely breathtaking, they gave me chills. The workshop was filled with so many great tips on how to be a mindful wildlife photographer as well, which is really important for our planet. After having finished this workshop, I definitely feel inspired.
No Rules In Photography
Justin Kibbel
Charly has become one of my favorite wildlife photographers due to the emotion she depicts in her photos. This class was a very helpful guide in settling an internal debate I've been having in regards to realism vs emotion in my editing process. It helped cement the idea that rules are made to be broken and while realism and following guidelines may be what some photographers are seeking, there's just as much merit in doing what looks good to you and finding your unique style. I also appreciated the focus on importance of conservation in wildlife photography and respecting the world and animals you are shooting. We are a visitor in their world and often people forget that. If you are just getting started in photography or find yourself stuck in a rut, this workshop is a great resource. Charly showcases her go to gear, planning, safety, conservation, and gives a look into her editing process.
Breaks the mold
James Kelly
Often during online photography workshops, there is too much of a focus on technical proficiency instead of creating art based on personal style. Charly breaks that mold and does a fantastic job at sharing insights into finding your own style and editing images to match. It’s clear she is passionate about conservation and she really comes alive during the Shooting in The Field episodes. The post processing section alone is worth the cost of the workshop as there is something for every photography regardless of skill level.
Brilliant and inspiring workshop
Sarah Mackey
This workshop was absolutely fantastic. I feel so lucky to have gotten an inside look at Charly's process and how she's developed her style. The videos following her on the photoshoot in Alaska are absolutely breathtaking, they gave me chills. The workshop was filled with so many great tips on how to be a mindful wildlife photographer as well, which is really important for our planet. After having finished this workshop, I definitely feel inspired.
No Rules In Photography
Justin Kibbel
Charly has become one of my favorite wildlife photographers due to the emotion she depicts in her photos. This class was a very helpful guide in settling an internal debate I've been having in regards to realism vs emotion in my editing process. It helped cement the idea that rules are made to be broken and while realism and following guidelines may be what some photographers are seeking, there's just as much merit in doing what looks good to you and finding your unique style. I also appreciated the focus on importance of conservation in wildlife photography and respecting the world and animals you are shooting. We are a visitor in their world and often people forget that. If you are just getting started in photography or find yourself stuck in a rut, this workshop is a great resource. Charly showcases her go to gear, planning, safety, conservation, and gives a look into her editing process.
A refreshing take on wildflife photography!
Will Farrington
Charly’s pragmatic approach to gear combined with an emphasis on developing an individual style and the field experience to know how to photograph wildlife safely and responsibly makes this a great resource for beginners and experts alike. I really enjoyed the emphasis on the ethics of wildlife photography. I feel like it’s an incredibly important topic. As folks pursue wildlife photography as a hobby or job, hopefully in part to raise awareness about how important it is to protect it, we need to make sure we’re encouraging practices that don’t negatively impact these animals, especially since they cannot advocate for themselves in the same way human subjects can. 
Breaks the mold
James Kelly
Often during online photography workshops, there is too much of a focus on technical proficiency instead of creating art based on personal style. Charly breaks that mold and does a fantastic job at sharing insights into finding your own style and editing images to match. It’s clear she is passionate about conservation and she really comes alive during the Shooting in The Field episodes. The post processing section alone is worth the cost of the workshop as there is something for every photography regardless of skill level.
More than just photography
Collin Yan
As a landscape photographer I’ve never really looked in to wildlife photography but after going through Charly’s workshop, I’ve begun to question what my photography means and how it can impact the world around me. Her passion for wildlife and conservation really spoke to me and has made me think about the impact to the environment I make in my day to day life. Charly’s workshop was Impactful, informative, and essential to any photographer looking to help preserve our Earth and its wildlife.

Workshop Curriculum

17:39

1

Meet Charly

From growing up in Bristol, England to her new home in Anchorage, Alaska – she has lived a life of adventure. Hear how art has shaped her process and how hard work has gotten her to where she is today. Charly also shares about how she wants to empower other females in the photography industry to own their voice.

17:42

2

The Gear Episode

Get an in-depth look at the gear Charly uses in the field. Everything from the toe warmers she swears by, to the bags she uses, and - of course - the telephoto lenses she prefers. Plus as a Sony Collective Member, she is familiar with much of their line.

18:22

3

Researching Locations, Trip Planning & Conservation

Charly breaks down her approach to planning trips and finding new locations to shoot. She shares how important it is to develop a relationship with certain places over time and how that ties into the need to protect them.

9:51

4

My Approach To Shooting In The Field

Learn how Charly prepares before going into the field to shoot wildlife. She discusses how she finds guides, learns about animal behavior, and creates a mental checklist of what to look for in the field.

10:00

5

Safety

No photograph is worth your life. Charly explains important things to keep in mind when shooting wildlife so that both you and the animals stay safe. She shares a bonus story where a wolf almost had the best of her.

9:13

6

Photographing Brown Bears: Day 1

Follow Charly and the Wildist crew into the field via sea-plane to find and photograph brown bears fishing for salmon. We venture deep into the Alaskan backcountry and get up close and personal with these magnificent animals.

4:35

7

Photographing Brown Bears: Day 2

Building on the success of the previous shoot, we venture back into the unknown. With a full day of seasonal elements (hello, rain downpour). Charly discusses her approaches and what she looks for in a composition while shooting wild animals.

15:20

8

Finding Your Style

Personal style is growing more important everyday as the industry becomes more saturated. Charly breaks down how she found her own personal style, and things to keep in mind as you discover your own voice and visual aesthetic.

24:08

9

Editing Pt. 1

Watch Charly edit as she breaks down her process of highlighting certain colors, using composition to create power, and remove ticks from the leopard to reduce visual clutter.

21:06

10

Editing Pt. 2

Charly edits a macro photo of a horse's eye. She discusses gradient fades and how to use the sharpen tool selectively to create a dreamy minimalistic feel.

24:12

11

Editing Pt. 3

Charly edits one of her favorite photos from the field shoots and demonstrates how to remove elements, adjust fur color, and overall color temperature of a photo.

1:00

12

Workshop Recap

Congrats! You've finished the workshop. Charly recaps her biggest takeaways, and offers a few hints on useful next steps in your photography career.

  • 12 Episodes
  • Field courses in Alaska
  • Stylistic editing techniques

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