CreativeLive has acquired online photography course provider Wildist
CreativeLive announced that it has acquired the website and content of Wildist.co, an online course provider for outdoor and adventure photography.
Wildist.co was founded in 2018 by French photographer Alex Strohl and the website offers workshops on everything from wildlife photography to capturing drone footage, shooting for brands and more.
All of Wildlist’s courses will now be absorbed by Seattle-based company CreativeLive, “where workshops and content will reach a wider audience, including the millions of photographers who already use the platform,” reads a statement. Press release.
“This acquisition also expands the platform’s roster of top instructors – new courses are taught by world-renowned photographers including Chris Burkard, Alex Strohl, Finn Beales and Benjamin Hardman.”
Strohl, who is based in Whitefish, Montana, has two million Instagram followers and was ranked 12th in XXLPIX’s “100 Best Photographers on the Web” list in 2018.
Strohl is present on Wildist.co with videos such as “The Method for a Successful (and Fulfilling) Photography Career” and “Let’s Talk Business”. Video courses are to be purchased at prices ranging from $75 to $200.
The photography-focused company is currently offering a 17-episode course by Taylor Burk titled “The Landscape Photography Workshop” which is currently on offer for $99.
CreativeLive was one of the first major e-learning platforms to explode in popularity after launching in 2010 and focused on photography, but has since expanded into design, business, video and marketing .
Last year CreativeLive was acquired by Fiverr, an online marketplace for indie services, which said at the time it was part of a larger strategy to expand its offerings not just as a marketplace for the creation of online assets, but also towards education.
CreativeLive was founded by Chase Jarvis, a well-known award-winning photographer, who raised $7.5 million in the Series A round and $21.5 million in the Series B round. He became CEO of the company in April 2014 and he told the New York Times “What we try to do is create the most dynamic learning experience possible.”
Jarvis is still the CEO, and CreativeLive has so far remained a stand-alone organization under Fiverr and retained its current headquarters in Seattle.