Joel Satore

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Lenses and Focal Length
Episode 3 of Fundamentals of Photography
Lenses are the most critical tools of photography. In this lecture, he takes you into the field and shows you different camera lenses in action. Among them: 70-200 mm (good for blurring out distracting backgrounds), rectilinear lenses (great for photographing…
Shutter Speeds
Episode 4 of Fundamentals of Photography
Your camera's shutter speed controls how much light enters the lens in a shot. Learn how to become a master at working with this critical tool of photography. You'll discover when to use fast or slow shutter speeds, study each…
Getting Beyond the Postcard
Episode 1 of The Art of Travel Photography
Light. Composition. Something interesting. Start the course in the field with Mr. Sartore to learn how important these three rules of photography are, particularly when you're on the road. Visit Saint Lucia, Moscow's Red Square, and other famous locales to…
Light I--Found or Ambient Light
Episode 6 of Fundamentals of Photography
In this first lecture on one of the two building blocks of photography, learn how to tap into the power of ambient light, which isn't created in a studio but is found around you. Look at how you should adjust…
Aperture and Depth of Field
Episode 5 of Fundamentals of Photography
What do numbers such as f/1.4, f/2.8, or f/16 mean? Finally make sense of your camera's aperture settings, which can help create eye-popping visual effects and solve specific compositional problems. Then examine some of Mr. Sartore's acclaimed work to see…
Let's Go to Work--Wildlife
Episode 13 of Fundamentals of Photography
Explore techniques for photographing wildlife, whether it's birds in your backyard or lions on a safari. Learn how to set up a blind to conceal you from your subject, where to find the best places to photograph flora and fauna,…
Let's Go to Work--Family Vacations
Episode 17 of Fundamentals of Photography
Transform the way you think about and take photographs during vacations. How can you avoid taking the same dull pictures like other tourists? What are some good ways to capture the story behind a famous landmark? Who can you ask…
Let's Go to Work--From Mundane to Extraordinary
Episode 15 of Fundamentals of Photography
A key skill for any photographer is the ability to capture the special aspects of even the most mundane subjects. Focus on developing and strengthening this talent alongside Mr. Sartore, who teaches you how to make great frames in seemingly…
Let's Go to Work--People and Relationships
Episode 14 of Fundamentals of Photography
Using touching photographs of family and friends, Mr. Sartore demonstrates how to use your camera to best capture joy, sadness, anger, and other emotions--without interfering with your subject's behavior.
Light II--Color and Intensity
Episode 7 of Fundamentals of Photography
Continue exploring light and photography with a look at color--both the "color" of different types of light and colors as they appear in your photographs. Then, focus on the differences between hard light and soft light, and how to adjust…
Let's Go to Work--Landscapes
Episode 12 of Fundamentals of Photography
Now start applying the information you've learned. Your first assignment: rural and urban landscapes. Some tips you'll discover include surveying the ground ahead of the prime light you want to shoot in, using wide-angle lenses and a little height to…
Faces and Places
Episode 3 of The Art of Travel Photography
For memorable photos that provide a sense of time and place, you must add life, be it people or animals. Get tips on taking dynamic individual and group portraits, from directing your subject's wardrobe to using near/far perspective. You'll also…
Let's Go to Work--Special Occasions
Episode 16 of Fundamentals of Photography
Special occasions come loaded with moments that beg to be captured with a camera. Taking the knowledge you've gained from previous lectures, investigate ways to anticipate and better prepare for candidly photographing the range of emotions, moods, and scenes that…
Advanced Topics--Macro Photography
Episode 19 of Fundamentals of Photography
Examine how to capture the remarkable (and often overlooked) beauty in miniature subjects such as insects, flowers, eyes--even a pile of money. Learn the best equipment to use, lighting techniques to capture specific features of your miniature subjects, and common…
Editing--Choosing the Right Image
Episode 23 of Fundamentals of Photography
Hone your editing skills by combing through groups of images to select the ones that stand out. It takes time and practice--but once you can narrow your photographs down to the best of the best, you can sharpen your critical…
Light--Early, Late, and in Between
Episode 2 of The Art of Travel Photography
Now watch as horseback riders are photographed in the surf at sunrise to learn how to handle changing light, build pictures from the background forward, react quickly in the moment, and use the reflectivity of water. Move to a beach…
Storytelling and Serendipity
Episode 6 of The Art of Travel Photography
You can do your research, but for a photograph to tell a story, you still need serendipity to intervene. Consider how in-the-moment thought and creativity, combined with compositional techniques such as the rule of thirds, can lead to more intriguing…
Composition I--Seeing Well
Episode 9 of Fundamentals of Photography
How do you truly capture the beauty of the three-dimensional world around you? The answer lies within composition--photography's second building block. In the first of three lectures on the subject, analyze a series of pictures to get a basic understanding…
Advanced Topics--Research and Preparation
Episode 18 of Fundamentals of Photography
Despite what you may think, researching is an important part of any well-planned photo shoot. In the first of several lectures on advanced topics in photography, learn from Mr. Sartore's own diverse shoots around the world about ways to research…
Telling a Story with Pictures--The Photo Essay
Episode 24 of Fundamentals of Photography
Close out the course with a fascinating look at telling stories with your photographs. Using his photo essays on Alaska's North Slope; people at Leech Lake, Minnesota; and dwindling biodiversity, Mr. Sartore leaves you with a greater appreciation of how…