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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  1. Fundamentals of Photography Sale

    Fundamentals of Photography

    Joel Sartore
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (664)
    Save up to $219.95 Starting at $50.00 $269.95 $50.00$269.95
    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 Sale

    National Geographic Masters of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (186)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $49.95 $269.95 $49.95$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. Fundamentals of Photography II Sale

    Fundamentals of Photography II

    Joel Sartore
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (164)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $49.95 $269.95 $49.95$269.95
    Take a deeper dive into the art of great photography and learn to apply skills and techniques with a National Geographic photographer out in the field. Great photography requires you to consider the challenges that arise and creatively work with the conditions and equipment you have to capture amazing images. Learn to open your eyes and see all of the possibilities in a scene.
  4. The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons

    The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons

    Joel Sartore
    4.1 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
    Starting at $94.95 Starting at $94.95 $99.95 $94.95$99.95
    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...
  5. (Set) The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons & Fundamentals of Photography   Set

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

    Joel Sartore
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    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...
  6. (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.
  7. (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
  8. (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
  9. (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.
  10. (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,...
  11. (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
  12. (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
  13. (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
  14. (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.
  15. (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...