Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome! Start Here

    • The Story Atlas System™

    • 5 Steps for Success

  • 2

    Module 1: Create

    • Snapshot

    • Lesson 1: Foundations of a Conservation Photo Story

    • Lesson 2: Types of Stories You Can Explore

    • Lesson 3: How to Find Compelling Conservation Photo Stories

    • Lesson 4: Choose Your ONE Next
 Photo Story Idea

    • Lesson 5: Move from Topic to Story

    • Lesson 6: How to Research Your Photo Story

    • Lesson 7: How to Approach Your Characters and Experts

    • Lesson 8: Solidify Your Idea with a Story Statement

    • Lesson 9: Free Your Creativity with a Scope of Work

    • Lesson 10: Create a trail guide to success with a Work Breakdown

    • Next Steps

  • 3

    Module 2: Shoot

    • Snapshot

    • Lesson 1: The 6 Must-Have Shots for a Photo Story

    • Lesson 2: The Human Element

    • Lesson 3: How to Create a Storyboard to Guide Your Images

    • Lesson 4: Secrets to Building a Smart, Strategic Shot List

    • Lesson 5: How to Plan Your Shoot Logistics

    • Lesson 6: Nailing Great Composition in the Field

    • Lesson 7: Ethical Photography Practices

    • Lesson 8: 5 Steps to Editing Your Polished Portfolio

    • Lesson 9: Secrets to Effective Captioning and Exporting

    • Next Steps

  • 4

    Module 3: Pitch

    • Snapshot

    • Lesson 1: How to Find Publications to Pitch

    • Lesson 2: Gathering Submission Details

    • Lesson 3: Time-Sensitive, Evergreen and Seasonal Stories

    • Lesson 4: How to Make Connections with Editors

    • Lesson 5: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pitch Writing

    • Lesson 6: Polish Your Pitch with the Four Sweeps

    • Lesson 7: How to Select Your Pitch-Ready Images

    • Lesson 8: Secrets to Sending a Pitch and Maximizing YES Answers

    • Lesson 9: Mindsets For 
Maintaining Momentum

    • Next Steps

    • Renew your Storyteller Accelerator membership (+ score more benefits!)

  • 5

    🎉 BONUSES 🎉

    • 🎉 BONUS Template 🎉 Create your searchable, sortable inspiration board!

    • 🗓 BONUS Template 🗓 The Implementation Map

    • 📝 BONUS Exercise 📝 The "As If On Assignment" Exercise

    • 📝 BONUS Example 📝 Image Licensing Agreement