Seminar : Nature & Landscape
Unearth the mysteries of nature and outdoor photography. Photographers Michael Melford and Eddie Soloway will teach you to approach the unique challenges of good nature photography and how to convert a multi-sensory world into a small, two-dimensional representation. Capture spaciousness, dynamic energy, quietude, and the simplicity of natural phenomena, as our pros show you how to photograph natural settings and awe-inspiring landscapes.
Dates & Locations
05/04 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Lighting Your Fire for Nature Photography
Transform your perception so you can observe surroundings in a way that makes taking outdoor photos come to life. Change your perspective and avoid the frustration of not getting your desired photo right away.
The Basics of Nature Photography
Understand the basic skills of using light, controlling the focus of your photo-narrative, recognizing how composition and light influence the natural world, and successfully shooting despite challenging weather and overcast light.
What Makes a Great Nature Photograph
Learn how to fine tune the details like edges, background, separation, framing, and poetic composition. Our experts will examine what makes a good photo and how to avoid common mistakes.
Gear: Keeping It Simple
It's all in the bag—you may be surprised at how little the pros bring with them into the field. See the essentials that will help you keep your goals clear and your focus simple.
On Assignment: Behind the Scenes, From Start to Finish
Photographing an assignment starts with research and preparation, but what happens when you arrive on location and things aren't what you expected? Working within your limits and solving problems creatively are lessons learned with experience. Follow the editorial process of nature photography from the initial shoot to the final product that appears in the media.
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.