Seminar : People & Portrait Photography
The secret to creating great photographs of people is getting to know your subjects and making a connection with them even before you pick up your camera. National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow will show you how it's done, whether you are shooting candid images and street scenes, or more formal portraits of family and friends. Learn important photographic techniques that help capture personality and improve the quality of your images.
Dates & Locations
02/23 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Photographic Techniques that Make a Difference
See how the key components of composition, depth-of-field, foreground elements, and angles play a key role in making a photograph more dynamic. Learn compositional techniques that will enhance the look and feel of your images; creating pictures with both visual and emotional appeal.
Understanding the Importance of Light
Learn how to work with natural light, use simple flash, overcome challenges of working in low light, and train yourself to notice the source and direction of light in your scene. Most important, learn how to take full advantage of whatever available light you find in any situation.
Photographing Friends and Family
Find out how to add interest to pictures by striking a balance between who you are photographing and where they are. Reflect the fun of traveling with friends and family by shooting special moments and activities that convey a true sense of place and capture enduring memories.
Learn the secrets of approaching people you don't know—what to say and what to ask. Find out ways to befriend people by first understanding their culture. See how turning encounters into rich, rewarding experiences will ultimately translate into the best photos.
Sharing Your Pictures the Digital Way
Use your photography to share your passion for the world—digitally. Learn more about photo-sharing sites (and how to create your own), printing your photographs for display, creating your own cards and calendars, producing self-published books, finding local galleries and venues, and producing iMovies on DVD.
Spring Schedules 2014
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.
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.