Discover foolproof methods for better photography from 12 top National Geographic photographers. Conquer skills for landscapes, wildlife, portraits and beyond.
Taking better photographs is a snap with this first-hand look at the creative process of award-winning National Geographic photographers who have mastered the trade. During class, you'll gain rich insight for your own images and develop a toolkit of simple but effective techniques to use again and again. Your journey begins with adventure photography, as you see how to reveal the culture of a locale through silhouette, leading lines, the vastness of a landscape and anticipation. Then, learn how panning and incorporating the environment will lead to better photos of wildlife in your own backyard. Want to harness light for more impact? Take a deep dive into the four kinds of light: diffuse light, sidelight, backlight and "magic" light, before learning the "personalities" of colors. Plus, conquer the three key elements of any great landscape light, composition and the moment and end class with simple strategies for emotionally compelling storytelling.