Seminar : Mastering Travel Photography

New Guinea, Photography by Bob Krist Grenada, photograph by Bob Krist

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. Photographers Ralph Lee Hopkins and Bob Krist 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.

  • Making Effective Use of Your Flash

    Understand fill flash, bounce flash, off-camera flash, slow sync, and multiple flash.

  • 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.

  • Sharing Your Images

    Digital photography and the Internet give you more options than ever to share your travel photos with friends, family, or prospective publishers. Learn shortcuts for sharing your images on the Web, creating digital slideshows, and for adding sound to your presentations.

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

Spring Schedules 2014

  • 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 Workshop

    - Weekend Photo Workshop -

    Back by popular demand, our annual weekend photography workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona combines field shooting and classroom instruction taught by expert National Geographic photographers.

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