Photography Masterclasses

Learn how to do more than just point and shoot at our comprehensive Photography Masterclasses

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Published 21 Jan 2017, 12:07 GMT, Updated 8 Jul 2021, 11:14 BST
Learn to take photos like a pro

Learn to take photos like a pro.

Photograph by National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Fill your day with masterclasses to help sharpen your skills, iron out bad habits and give you a better understanding of your camera's functions to enhance your travel images. Learn what it takes to make the jump from amateur to professional photographer.

The sessions

Faces and Places

Learn the arts of street photography and how to capture that split second moment on your travels, with experts from Nikon

Some of the world's most iconic shots involve people and places, and nowhere do the two merge so evocatively than in the street. From Bangkok to Berlin, the streets, markets and stations of the world provide endless scope for photography. In this class, led by photographer Mark Seymour, learn more about the art of street photography and how to capture a moment in a single shot. As part of his role as an ambassador for Nikon, Mark leads photography classes and through his work across the world, has established a unique style of observational documentary photography, combining beautiful imagery with powerful storytelling.

How to 'shoot' animals

Dying to up your safari game? Always wanted to get that prize-winning shot of an animal in action?

Shooting wildlife — in the photographic sense, of course — can be tricky, so get first-hand expert advice from award-winning photographer Andy Skillen, on behalf of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Andy has been a professional wildlife photographer for over 20 years, and has been supporting this conservation charity for over a decade. Travelling the world from the high Arctic to the depths of the jungle in pursuit of the planet's most spectacular animals,  his impressive portfolio, as well as his experience in running workshops and leading photo safaris, make this Masterclass a must for any budding photographer looking to hone their skills.

How to kit up in all weather

Being a travel photographer means a host of challenging climates – our friends at Nikon run you through the best kit.

Being a travel photographer involves a host of challenging climates, terrains and weathers, so being prepared before setting off is a must. Photographer Kiran Cox, in partnership with Nikon, will advise budding photographers looking to brave the elements on the must-have bits of kit on a shoot. From howling winds on a mountainside to the scorching desert sun, learn more about the essentials from the people who've done it all before.

Landscapes – it's easy isn't it?

Tatra Photography guide you through how to make your landscape shots even better than they were before

They might not melt into the undergrowth like animals, or be as fleeting as the glance of a passerby, but landscapes may not be as simple to perfect as you first thought. Leading landscape photographer Mark Bauer from Tatra Photography, whose extensive work ranges from the northern lights in Greenland to the wild Atlantic in Portugal, gives the best advice when it comes to shooting scenery, from making the most of natural light to striking the perfect balance of land and sky.

How to get published

Our experts give you the complete lowdown on how to get your travel photography published, offering up the best tips, from getting yourself noticed right through to ideas for your shoot.



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All tickets are non-refundable. Once the full programme of events has been finalised you will receive an email with instructions on how to book on to individual sessions and talks taking place throughout the day. Your ticket includes access to all sessions and talks (subject to availability).



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