Seminar : Creative Travel Photography
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 Ralph Lee Hopkins 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.
Dates & Locations
10/31 9:00AM - 4:00PM
11/08 9:00AM - 4:00PM
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.
Fall Schedules 2015
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.
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 -
Led by National Geographic photographers and instructors, our weekend and weeklong photo workshops feature hands-on instruction and assignments in the field. Or take your camera on the road with destinations ranging from Galápagos to Bhutan.