Professor at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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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…
Getting Beyond the Postcard
Episode 1 of The Art of Travel Photography Course
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…
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…
Lenses and Focal Length
Episode 3 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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 Course
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…
Aperture and Depth of Field
Episode 5 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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…
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…
Light I--Found or Ambient Light
Episode 6 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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…
Composition I--Seeing Well
Episode 9 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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…
Faces and Places
Episode 3 of The Art of Travel Photography Course
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…
Light--Early, Late, and in Between
Episode 2 of The Art of Travel Photography Course
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…
Interiors and Exteriors, High and Low
Episode 5 of The Art of Travel Photography Course
How can you capture the beauty of historical buildings and other structures? How can you reveal the majesty of a landscape? Learn techniques for shooting exteriors and interiors such as focusing on architectural details and repeating patterns, changing your angle…
Let's Go to Work--Landscapes
Episode 12 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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…
Advanced Topics--Macro Photography
Episode 19 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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…
Let's Go to Work--Family Vacations
Episode 17 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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 Course
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…
Storytelling and Serendipity
Episode 6 of The Art of Travel Photography Course
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…
Light II--Color and Intensity
Episode 7 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
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…
Composition II--Background and Perspective
Episode 10 of Fundamentals of Photography Course
Great composition also involves paying attention to background and perspective. Here, Mr. Sartore offers you numerous tips and strategies for finding the perfect background, examining the benefits and drawbacks of particular perspectives, and avoiding compositional mistakes that can ruin the…
Local Attractions and Unexpected Delights
Episode 4 of The Art of Travel Photography Course
How can you capture local flavor in your photographs? What's the secret to shooting in low light? Get tutorials on tailoring your approach to your surroundings and crafting close-ups in dark light by boosting ISO or using a tripod and…