Seminar : Digital Photography Basics
This half-day seminar will teach you the basics of digital photography so you can take memorable pictures. Whether you are new to photography or just want to sharpen your skills, National Geographic's experts, with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jay Dickman, will deepen your understanding of how your camera works; explain key principles of focus, exposure, and composition; and share special shooting tips and strategies.
This seminar is lecture-based. It is not necessary to bring your camera, unless you want to use it to check specific settings or refer to it during the lecture.
Dates & Locations
02/23 9:00AM - 1:00PM
04/13 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Photography and the Camera
Gain an overview of technology and camera mechanics while learning the core concepts of rendering great pictures by bringing together interesting subjects, strong composition, and light.
Explore the art of photography and what elements to include in your pictures, how to frame your images, and how to apply the "rule of thirds," focal points, framing, and other points of composition to improve your shots.
Light and Exposure
Understand more about using your flash, how light influences your pictures, and what you can achieve by experimenting with your camera settings.
Editing and Uploading Images
Master the back-end process of importing your images into the computer, editing, and filing them.
Photographing Your World
Discover special techniques that will allow you to photograph your favorite subjects with the best possible result.
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.