Joel Sartore

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Making Great Pictures
Episode 1 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
What makes a photograph iconic? What three things must every picture have to stand out from any old snapshot? These two questions form the core of Mr. Sartore's introduction to the course. You'll also discover that a great picture doesn't…
Camera Equipment--What You Need
Episode 2 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
To take a picture, you need to have good equipment. Here, get a no-nonsense guide to finding photography equipment--including cameras, tripods, and camera bags--that fits your needs. Also, take an in-depth look at a camera's controls and settings for everything…
Redefine Adventure (Adventure)
Episode 1 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Follow how Cory Richards's approach to adventure photography has evolved beyond capturing the pure danger of climbing into something larger. Discover ways to reveal the human element in and culture of a locale by using to your advantage techniques including…
Broaden Your View (Adventure)
Episode 2 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Continue your exploration of adventure photography by looking deeper at ways to create dynamic results. Look closely at compelling shots from Mr. Richards's portfolio as he illuminates techniques for drawing viewers closer, creating a studio-lit effect in the field, finding…
Compose with Color (Color & Light)
Episode 19 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
What is there to know about color? Plenty, as you'll discover in this enlightening discussion with Annie Griffiths. Watch as she demonstrates how to use the different "personalities" of colors--including black and white--to communicate emotions. Get practical tips on shooting…
The Joys of Nature (Landscape)
Episode 9 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
According to Jim Richardson, "When we tell the story of the Earth, we are telling the story of ourselves and our relationship to the Earth." Here, the veteran photographer takes you from the Hebrides of Scotland to his native Kansas…
Gaining Trust (People)
Episode 13 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
As you trace the diverse career of Jodi Cobb--who has photographed everyone from famous musicians to the highly shrouded women of Saudi Arabia and geisha of Japan--discover how rewarding it can be to photograph people, particularly when you get behind…
Guide the Eye (Landscape)
Episode 11 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
As Michael Yamashita walks you through his body of work--which includes everything from a Zen garden to New Jersey traffic--pick up tips for shooting simple but effective landscapes. Go inside his story on China's Jiuzhaigou national park to understand how…
Good, Bad, and Magic Light (Color & Light)
Episode 17 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Join Michael Melford, a landscape photographer and expert in natural light, for a discussion on lighting fundamentals. Take a deep dive into the four kinds of light he specifically looks for--diffuse light, side light, back light, and "magic" light--in addition…
Exploring Landscapes (Landscape)
Episode 10 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Return to Boreray, the Callanish Stones, the Isle of Muck, and other locations Mr. Richardson took you to in the previous lesson, so you can go behind the scenes to learn the "messy" process of how his remarkable landscapes were…
Show What No One Has Shown (Adventure)
Episode 3 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Head underground with Stephen Alvarez, a photographer who specializes in subterranean spaces and extreme terrain. Travel to breathtaking locales via his portfolio, including Oman on the Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar, the catacomb passages of Paris, and the Myo Lake Room in…
Uncover the Human Condition (People)
Episode 14 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
How do you approach people and get their permission to be photographed? How can you ensure you're telling a story in every image? What's the difference between a photographer and a tourist? Get answers as Ms. Cobb guides you in…
50 Years of Telling Stories (Storytelling)
Episode 21 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
How do photographers put pictures together to tell a story? What needs to be included for a photo essay to be successful? William Albert Allard answers these questions in detail using examples from his 40-plus photographic essays for National Geographic,…
Moment, Gesture, Place (Storytelling)
Episode 22 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Dive deeper into the matter of visual storytelling and get background on Mr. Allard's process. Consider how to craft photographs that show a sense of place, find lead images, capture often-photographed subjects such as the Eiffel Tower in new ways,…
Set the Scene, Get Close (Adventure)
Episode 4 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Conclude your lesson on adventure photography by applying the skills you've acquired to the broader world. See what works and what doesn't as you explore how to craft a great "scene setter," zoom in or out for maximum impact, and…
Use All the Tools (Wildlife)
Episode 6 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Photographing a bird in the jungle is no different than photographing a bird in your own back yard. Learn how you can use the skills wildlife photographers employ in the field at home to make the ordinary extraordinary, including panning,…
Use the Background (People)
Episode 16 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
To capture a moment, you have to be ready. Mr. Block shares how he stays prepared as he walks you through various ways to approach people and produce pictures with impact, including going for less obvious shots and photographing from…
Engaging the World (Storytelling)
Episode 23 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Ed Kashi, who has photographed in difficult locations from Syria to Nigeria, expands your education on storytelling by sharing how he captures political issues, cultures, landscapes, a sense of place, the daily life of the people, and, ultimately, a cohesive…
Understand the Animal (Wildlife)
Episode 5 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Jaguars. Snow leopards. Rhinoceroses. How do wildlife photographers such as Steve Winter capture once-in-a-lifetime, emotion-filled images of such elusive--and dangerous--animals? Find out as he takes you through the essential tools and techniques he relies on, from shutter speeds designed for…
Write with Light (Color & Light)
Episode 20 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Light is the most elemental part of any photograph, yet it's easy to neglect. Study how light leads the eye through an image and unifies a composition, then learn how Ms. Griffiths uses light to add drama and interest to…