Seminar : The Art of Nature Photography
This seminar takes you on a visual journey—teaching you how to discover and capture the unique personality within every landscape. National Geographic photographer Eddie Soloway explains how to train your eye to identify the key element in each scene that will make a more dramatic, artistically appealing photograph. Learn new ideas for working with light, movement, composition, and focus. See how finding fresh, unique perspectives will take your nature photography to a masterful, inspiring new level.
Dates & Locations
04/07 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Discover Your Natural Eye
Switch from "taking" a snapshot to "making" a photograph in order to bring energy and lasting impact into your compositions. Identify iconic elements that will best capture the essence of a place, and build an understanding of the qualities of light that can make or break a photo. The fundamental skills of being curious, moving slowly, and being thoughtful will bring a unique voice into your photography.
Tools and Tasks
The sky is the limit with what you can create in-camera. The energy created from motion, or the painterly aesthetics achieved with focus, are guaranteed when you build a solid grasp of what your camera and lenses can do, and you master the intricacies of depth of field, shutter speed, and exposure. Use the attributes of your lenses to create strong perspective, depth, and story.
Bring a Fresh View to the Classic Landscape
Discover artistic ways to portray landscapes that have been photographed many times. See how an unusual perspective, unexpected angle, or unconventional use of focus can make a familiar scene fresh, bring an intimate view to vast spaces, and set your images apart.
Create New Expressions
Explore the rich, artistic world of photography. Once you gain foundational skills, breaking the rules lets you merge playfulness with thoughtfulness. Break out of your box and explore a big repertoire that includes abstractions, reflections, layers, and movement, to better your chance of responding in all kinds of light and situations.
Bringing Your Work into the World
Traditional and digital possibilities merge to offer an abundance of ways to share your passion for nature with friends, family, and the world. Learn about making prints, publishing books, creating your owns cards and calendars, finding local galleries and venues, and producing video and multi-media projects. Consider a project, and the generous photographic legacy of raising awareness and bringing beauty into the world.
Seminar Schedules 2013
Spring Series- All-Day Seminars -
Register now for one of our all-day seminars welcoming all levels of photographers, from beginners to professionals. Each covers a wide range of creative and technical subjects to improve your picture-taking skills.
Half-Day Series- Half-Day Seminars -
Learn basic to advanced shooting techniques and sharpen your skills in a shorter period of time with our half-day seminars.
Workshops- Photo Workshops -
National Geographic weekend and week-long photography workshops combine field shooting and classroom style instruction in spectacular cities throughout the U.S., where you'll learn the secrets to taking top quality photographs firsthand from expert National Geographic photographers.