Seminar : Simply Beautiful Photographs

A daring swim in the Devil's Pool on the edge of Victoria Falls, photograph by Annie Griffiths A daring swim in the Devil's Pool on the edge of Victoria Falls, photograph by Annie Griffiths

Your photographs can be artistic creations and you'll learn the secrets to making the most appealing photographs possible. Renowned photographers Catherine Karnow and Dan Westergren take you on a visual journey and share their perspectives on what creates beauty in a photograph. They'll cover how to use color, light, composition, and—most important—how to see your subjects with a different eye.

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Topics Covered

  • Composition and Light

    Explore two of the most basic elements needed to create any beautiful image. You'll see the importance of defining your subjects; incorporating shapes, colors, and textures; and using lighting techniques to vary and influence a photo.

  • Vision and Voice

    How do you choose the content for your images? Learn how to express something personal through your images and create your own artistic voice. Great subject matter often comes from seeing something that others don't within a familiar setting and then capturing it in your photo.

  • The Power of Moment

    Great photographs convey information, ideas, and emotion. Learn how to sharpen your skill for finding and capturing decisive moments that will reflect what's truly special about the places, people, and experiences you witness.

  • Learning to See

    Train your eyes to look for photos that tell a story. Discover the visual, intellectual, and intuitive elements that go into making stunning photographs. Explore how travel photography styles have changed and what makes certain photos leave a lasting impression.

  • The Art of Taking Pictures

    Color is the most significant element in composition. It commands the viewer's eye and influences the feel of a picture. Discover how to work with color, contrasts, and balance, so you can make the most aesthetically appealing images possible.

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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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  • Scottsdale Weekend

    Scottsdale

    - Weekend Photo Workshop -

    Join National Geographic photographers Annie Griffiths and Dan Westergren for a hands-on photography workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Deluxe accommodations at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. April 17-20, 2015.

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