ƒ National Geographic Traveler - Photography Seminars : Mastering Travel Photography

Seminar : Mastering Travel Photography

Norway, photograph by Dan Westergren Norway, photograph by Dan Westergren

Great travel photography requires a command of many skills—from close-up portraits, candid shots, street photography of festivals and celebrations, architecture and cityscapes, landscapes, nature, and more. National Geographic photographers Jay Dickman (Dallas seminar) and Dan Westergren (Fort Lauderdale seminar) will show you how versatility can 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.

  • Bringing Back a Sense of Place

    Great photographs bring back sensations that trigger your memories and communicate the essence of the place you visited. Research your destination and immerse yourself into its culture. Knowing what to shoot and how to portray it will help you more powerfully express your ideas photographically.

  • On the Road

    The equipment travel photographers take on the road has changed. With digital cameras come battery chargers, cables, memory cards, and portable storage devices. Hear what to pack when you're traveling and how to edit and organize your work flow.

  • The Technical Side

    Learn how professional photographers bring their images to life with drama and flair by using special lighting techniques. Explore the best ways to shoot using the sun's natural light, how to deal with challenging weather conditions, varying exposure, and when to use your flash.

  • 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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  • 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.

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