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Professor Joel Sartore

Professor Joel Sartore
  • National Geographic Photographer
  • Photographer
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The reach of this course amazed me. People from all over the world have written to tell me their pictures are much better because of the lecture series. That's so very satisfying.

Joel Sartore is a professional photographer and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His assignments have taken him to some of the world's most beautiful and challenging environments and have brought him face to face with a diversity of wildlife in all 50 U. S. states and all seven continents. He was recently named a National Geographic Fellow for his work on The Photo Ark, a multiyear project to document the world's biodiversity in studio portraits (see www.joelsartore.com and photoark.com). His photograph of a lion in a tree was voted the best picture by National Geographic magazine in 2011, and also won him a 2012 Veolia Environment award for wildlife photography. In addition to his work for National Geographic, Mr. Sartore has contributed to some of the most prestigious and widely read publications, including Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. Mr. Sartore and his work have been the subject of national broadcasts such as National Geographic Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition, and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a regular contributor to CBS's Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. A noted author and public lecturer on photography to audiences around the world, Mr. Sartore has written several books that highlight his craft and his work. Among these are RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky.

Testimonials

"Joel Sartore is a wonderful photographer, and a dandy lecturer, with all kinds of different ideas about the ways and means of improving your photographic interests. Highly recommend."

 

"Mr. Sartore is very engaging, easy to follow, and fun. He simplifies things in memorable ways. I learned a ton about photography, and the course inspired me to learn way more about my camera than I ever thought I would."

 

"Joel Sartore is not only engaging, but also great at explaining the tools to taking amazing photographs. I look forward to taking what I have learned on my next trip!"

 

"Joel Sartore consistently surprises me, not just with his photography, but with his ability to teach and inspire other photographers. He makes learning the craft of photography both accessible and a great pleasure to hear. When I need someone to make sense out of photography I turn to Joel for straight talk."

 

"Joel is funny and entertaining, but also very much to the point; great photography is not about the gear, it's about seeing well."

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27 Courses and Sets

  1. Fundamentals of Photography Sale

    Fundamentals of Photography

    Joel Sartore
    Save up to $190.00 Starting at $69.95 $79.95 $69.95$79.95
    Taking great photographs requires you to "see" as a professional photographer does; to train your eyes using the same fundamental techniques and principles the experts use to create unforgettable images from the grandest (and simplest) of subjects. With Fundamentals of Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer with...
  2. National Geographic Masters of Photography

    National Geographic Masters of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    National Geographic Masters of Photography goes inside the creative process of the industry’s most sought-after photographers as they reveal their working methods. By observing photographers who have mastered the trade, gain rich insights into how to approach your own images, boost your confidence as you work, and improve your photographs by learning skills that are rarely shared or taught in an ordinary classroom.
  3. The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons Sale

    The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons

    Joel Sartore
    Save up to $70.00 Starting at $27.95 $29.95 $27.95$29.95
    Photographs not only let us share our experiences with others, but they preserve once-in-a-lifetime moments precisely the way we want to remember them. Yet all too often, we find that our photos fall short of our expectations. The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons is your ticket to capturing the beauty and awe of any scene, anywhere in the world. Your guide is Joel Sartore, a National Geographic...
  4. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography  & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking  Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
  5. (Set)  Fundamentals of Photography &Metropolitan Museum of Art Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography &Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  6. (Set) The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul   Set

    (Set) The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
    Our customers frequently tell us that our Great Tours courses provide them with a more profound appreciation of the places they visit and Greece & Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul is no exception. Gain double the advantage over the ordinary traveler by learning the artistic and practical techniques in The Art of Travel Photography.
  7. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography  & How to Look at and Understand Great Art  Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Learn to more fully appreciate the visual arts with this inspirational two-course set. In Fundamentals of Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer with more than 30 years of experience. And in How to Look at and Understand Great Art, you'll develop the ability to view art through the lenses of line, light,...
  8. (Set)  Our Night Sky & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Our Night Sky & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
  9. (Set)  Fundamentals of Photography & Worlds Greatest Paintings Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & Worlds Greatest Paintings

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  10. (Set)  Great Tours: Medieval Europe & Art of Travel Photograph Set

    (Set) Great Tours: Medieval Europe & Art of Travel Photograph

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  11. (Set) The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe  Set

    (Set) The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
    When you visit beautiful places like Palermo, Prague, and Avignon, it’s as though you’ve stepped through time. Gain a deep understanding of these and other remarkable locations in Experiencing Medieval Europe. Paired with The Art of Travel Photography, you’ll be prepared to have a dazzling slideshow your friends will clamor to see.
  12. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography  & Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt   Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $644.90 Starting at $644.90 $644.90 $644.90$644.90
    Take a journey of art appreciation and creation with this life-enriching two-course set. First, Fundamentals of Photography teaches you everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer with more than 30 years of experience. Then, Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt guides you through the work of more than 100 artists and 450 of their masterful...
  13. (Set)  Fundamentals of Photography & Everyday Guide to Wine Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & Everyday Guide to Wine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  14. (Set)  Fundamentals of Photography & The Great Tours: Greece Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & The Great Tours: Greece

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  15. (Set)  Customs of the World & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Customs of the World & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  16. (Set)  Art of Travel Photography & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Art of Travel Photography & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  17. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography  & From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism   Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  18. (Set) The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons & Fundamentals of Photography   Set on sale

    (Set) The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons & Fundamentals of Photography

    Joel Sartore
    Save up to $272.00 Starting at $87.90 $97.90 $87.90$97.90
    Ever wish you could capture memories with the skill of the photographers that work for National Geographic? Now you can! Professional photographer Joel Sartore has crafted two courses that are packed with expert techniques you can apply on your adventures. Fundamentals of Photography teaches the art and craft of the camera and The Art of Travel Photography delves further into techniques that will have you...
  19. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography  & How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals  Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Go beyond the snapshot and learn to produce dramatic personal statements with Fundamentals of Photography. From the basics of the camera to professional tricks, this course will improve your ability to capture lasting memories. Pair this course with How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals to apply color theory and take your photos to the next level.
  20. (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons Set

    (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Bring your photography skills into focus with this two-course set produced in partnership with National Geographic. In The Art of Travel Photography, learn how to go "beyond the postcard" and take memorable shots of your next vacation. Then, in Masters of Photography, travel to some of the most exotic and sometimes dangerous locations in the world with 12 professional photographers.
  21. (Set) Polar Explorations & The Art of Travel Photography Set

    (Set) Polar Explorations & The Art of Travel Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Prepare for an epic vacation with this set. First, in National Geographic's Polar Explorations, travel to a breathtaking place few people experience in person. Then, in The Art of Travel Photography, learn how to go beyond the postcard and capture all the sights.
  22. (Set) Discovering Your Roots & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Discovering Your Roots & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
  23. (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & Our Night Sky Set on sale

    (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & Our Night Sky

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $358.00 Starting at $93.90 $111.90 $93.90$111.90
    Capture awe-inspiring photos with this two-course set. First, in Our Night Sky, get a handle on the movement of stars and planets seen from Earth. Then, in Masters of Photography, take a master class that shows you what it takes to capture striking photos of nature.
  24. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Masters of Photography Set

    (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Masters of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Forge a link between great art and great photographs with this set of courses. First, discover how to look at and understand great art with 36 richly illustrated lectures including hands-on studio demonstrations. Then join master photographers from National Geographic to uncover techniques for mastery of lighting, composition, capturing the perfect moment, and so much more.
  25. (Set) 3 National Geographic Photography Courses Set

    (Set) 3 National Geographic Photography Courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $564.85 Starting at $564.85 $639.85 $564.85$639.85
    Be inspired by master photographers in this three-course set produced in partnership with National Geographic. Start with the fundamentals of the photographer’s craft, learn the secrets behind spectacular vacation photos, and follow 12 of National Geographic’s most talented photographers around the world as they reveal their methods and the stories behind their most famous works.
  26. (Set)  Raising Kids Who Thrive & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Raising Kids Who Thrive & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Our kids grow up so fast, we need a high-speed camera to catch the action. Learn how to see as a professional photographer does in Fundamentals of Photography, so you can truly capture the moment. And keep those moments happy with Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids who Thrive, which delivers a wealth of practical tips to help children reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.
  27. (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Be inspired by master photographers in this two-course set produced in partnership with National Geographic. In Fundamentals of Photography, learn to maximize your results with the equipment you have on hand, even if it's just a smartphone. Then, in Masters of Photography, travel around the world with 12 fantastic photographers and learn their secrets.