Scottsdale Weekend Workshop

Royal Palms Resort and Spa Royal Palms Resort and Spa
This workshop is now full. Wait list only - contact ptodd@ngs.org.

Join National Geographic Traveler photographers Annie Griffiths and Dan Westergren for a hands-on photography workshop amid the spectacular scenery of Scottsdale, Arizona. See how the pros explore a place visually, find the perfect lighting, and anticipate great moments as you engage in both classroom sessions and on-location field shooting.

All participants should bring a digital camera and laptop computer for downloading and editing photos taken in the field.

Accommodations at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, offer a quintessential luxury hotel experience.

For more information on this workshop, you can contact ptodd@ngs.org

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Dates & Locations

  • 04/04-04/07
    Royal Palms Resort & Spa • Scottsdale, AZ
    $1399 per person ($500 initial deposit required for registration)
    Price based on double occupancy (add $200 for single occupancy). Includes workshop, 3 nights resort accommodations, most meals, and transportation to and from field locations. Airfare not included. Balance paid upon check-in at hotel. Cancellation policy: full refund of deposit until March 7, 2014.


Topics Covered

  • Shoot in the Field

    Train your eye to capture images that make an impact. Learn how to navigate your surroundings and work with light, color, background, and other influences and challenges inherent in each unique setting. Gain a better technical understanding of how to use your camera's body, lenses, and various settings.

  • Tell stories through Pictures

    Advance from taking pictures to expressing powerful ideas through photography. Expand your ability to choose compelling subjects and portray them in more meaningful ways.

  • Improve Your Photographs of People

    Learn to capture a person's true character and special moments in their lives while making it a rewarding experience for both of you.

  • Create Compelling Compositions

    Understand how to create stronger, more interesting compositions using wide angle, normal, and telephoto lenses. Discover new ways to use color and pattern to add depth, emotion, and graphic power to your images.

  • Use Light to Add Drama

    Learn how professional photographers bring their images to life by skillfully using special lighting techniques, experimenting with flash, and making the most of any lighting condition.

  • Bring Home Better Travel Photographs

    Create travel pictures that explore the authentic culture of a place, capture its essence, and celebrate your journey's most memorable moments.

  • Still have questions? Email Pandy Todd at ptodd@ngs.org

Fall Schedules 2014

  • Full-Day Series

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    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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