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Creativity with Light

The right light is the secret ingredient that lets you turn an ordinary subject into a magical photograph. Photographers Jay Dickman and Nevada Wier will help you recognize and work with a wide range of light—tackling its exposure challenges, exploring creative possibilities, using color strategically, and choosing the white balance.

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Mastering Travel Photography

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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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.

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People & Places

Find your voice as a photographer and train your eyes to capture photos of people and places that tell a story. Photographers Catherine Karnow and Dan Westergren will show you how to connect with your subjects and capture the spirit of a place. You'll learn how to explore a destination visually, anticipate a great moment, and photograph people in a way that leaves a lasting impression.

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The Photographic Eye

The most memorable photographs begin with the art of seeing. National Geographic photographers Amy Toensing and Peter McBride will help you refine your own "eye" for great shots. Learn how to elevate your creative vision by patience, planning, spontaneity, and careful observation. Hear Amy's secrets for connecting with people, Pete's insights on capturing landscapes, and how to hone your instinct for where to look and when to click.

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Creative Travel Photography

Great travel photography requires a command of many skills-from close-up portraits, candid shots, and street photography to landscapes, nature and more. National Geographic photographers Nevada Wier and Dan Westergren will take you on a visual journey that shows you how to improve your travel photos, while you develop an eye for composition and a feel for being in the right place at the right time. Note to Canadian credit card holders: the seminar fee is in USD, which will convert to CAD on your credit card.

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Storytelling Photography

Learn how to take your skills to the next level and create memorable, powerful, and visual narratives. Photographers Melissa Farlow and Ami Vitale will show you how to build a photo essay that reflects people, places, and moments in an authentic, meaningful way while showcasing your own unique style.

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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 Susan Seubert 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.

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Fall Schedules 2014

  • 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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  • Workshops


    - Weekend Photo Workshops -

    National Geographic offers a variety of ways to improve your photography skills. Our weekend and weeklong workshops cater to those who seek more intensive instruction and include field photography assignments.

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