Half-Day Series

Girl with umbrella, Vietnam, photograph by Catherine Karnow Girl with umbrella, Vietnam, photograph by Catherine Karnow

The Art of Nature Photography

This seminar takes you on a visual journey—teaching you how to discover and capture the unique personality within every landscape. National Geographic photographer Eddie Soloway explains how to train your eye to identify the key element in each scene that will make a more dramatic, artistically appealing photograph. Learn new ideas for working with light, movement, composition, and focus. See how finding fresh, unique perspectives will take your nature photography to a masterful, inspiring new level.

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Digital Photography Basics

This half-day seminar will teach you the basics of digital photography so you can take memorable pictures. Whether you are new to photography or just want to sharpen your skills, National Geographic's expert, Jay Dickman, will deepen your understanding of how your camera works, explain key principles of focus, exposure and composition, and share special shooting tips and strategies

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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.

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The Power of Light & Color

Transform your photography and expand your understanding of how light and color can enhance the quality and impact of your images. National Geographic photographer Nevada Wier will share techniques that broaden the way you think—and see—to create more compelling photographs.

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Spirit of Place

This seminar will help you create meaningful travel photos with new depth by bringing a "face to the place" of your journeys. National Geographic photographer Alison Wright will share tips from her own worldwide travels—revealing how she connects with the universal human spirit in order to capture the unique essence of place. Learn how to make more memorable travel images, become more comfortable photographing people, and more confident navigating unfamiliar cultures. Your photography skills and travel experiences will both be enriched.

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Travel Photography Basics

Make the most of your travels by capturing more compelling photographs at each place you visit. Learn the fundamentals of how to view destinations with a photographer's eye and shoot on location under a variety of challenging circumstances. Photographer Todd Gipstein will share tips and techniques drawn from his own worldwide travels.

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Spring Schedules 2014

  • 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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  • Scottsdale Weekend

    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.

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Nat Geo Expeditions

Our weekend and weeklong photography workshops offer in-depth, hands-on photography instruction in evocative destinations such as Paris, New York, and Santa Fe. All of our workshops incorporate talks, edit-and-critique sessions, and photo assignments into each day's schedule.

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