Seminar : The Travel Assignment
Now you can learn how National Geographic photographers create
those outstanding pictures. National Geographic Traveler's photo editor,
Dan Westergren, and photographer Jim Richardson share the secrets behind capturing the most memorable images—from technical know-how to the instincts that guide their choice of subjects to shoot. See examples of
published images and why they became the top selects.
Dates & Locations
04/14 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Shooting for a Story
Train your eyes to look for photos that tell a story. You can prepare yourself by researching the local culture and landscape before you go. You'll see examples from stories that were shot for specific assignments and hear how you can best capture a sense of place to bring home.
Travelers are likely to encounter all kinds of subjects and situations, so you need to be able to shoot portraits, landscapes, and everything in between. Learn how being more versatile as a photographer will expand your options.
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.
Photos We Love…and Why
See and hear about the most basic elements needed to achieve any successful image—from the importance of defining your subjects to incorporating shapes, colors, and textures, to how the use of light can influence a photo. Our pros will share favorite photos that embody these skills.
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.
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.