Seminar : Creative Travel Photography

Bangkok, photograph by Catherine Karnow Bangkok, photograph by Catherine Karnow

Great travel photography requires a command of many skills-from close-up portraits, candid shots, and street photography to landscapes, nature and more. National Geographic photographers Catherine Karnow and Susan Seubert will take you on a visual journey that shows you how to improve your travel photos, while you develop an eye for composition and a feel for being in the right place at the right time.

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Topics Covered

  • Understanding the Elements of Travel Photography

    Go behind-the-scenes to see recent photo assignments of our pros who will share the elements needed in a travel story. Hear tips on photographing people, architecture, festivals, landscapes, and cityscapes.

  • Improving the Quality of Your Travel Images

    Our experts will demystify the technicalities—shooting modes, exposure, histograms, flash, tripods—so you can take full advantage of your camera and maximize the impact of your images. Get shooting tips for color, composition and sense of scale, weather challenges, time of day, and the power of moment.

  • Composition and Light

    Explore two of the most basic elements needed to create any beautiful image. You'll see the importance of defining your subjects; incorporating shapes, colors, and textures; and using lighting techniques to vary and influence a photo.

  • The Power of Moment

    Great photographs convey information, ideas, and emotion. Learn how to sharpen your skill for finding and capturing decisive moments that will reflect what's truly special about the places, people, and experiences you witness.

  • Learning to See

    Train your eyes to look for photos that tell a story. Discover the visual, intellectual, and intuitive elements that go into making stunning photographs. Explore how travel photography styles have changed and what makes certain photos leave a lasting impression.

  • Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or email: info@ngtravelerseminars.com

Spring Schedules 2015

  • Full-Day Series

    Full-Day 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.

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  • Half Day Series

    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.

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  • Scottsdale Weekend

    Scottsdale

    - Weekend Photo Workshop -

    Join National Geographic photographers Annie Griffiths and Dan Westergren for a hands-on photography workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Deluxe accommodations at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. April 17-20, 2015.

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