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. (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Take your photography skills to the next level and your camera around the world with this two-course set. Revisit the basics and maximize every shot with guidance from an expert in Fundamentals of Photography. From your local park to the Tuscan hills, explore the secrets of great storytelling from a master National Geographic photographer in The Fundamentals of Travel Photography.
  2. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & How to Look at and Understand Great Art Set on sale

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $493.00 Starting at $106.90 $644.90 $106.90$644.90
    If you are familiar with the essentials of photography, this two-course set will take your abilities to the next level. Start with Fundamentals of Photography II to transform yourself from a good photographer into a great one. Then take an in-depth exploration of the practical skill of viewing art through the different lenses of technique to learn how to best appreciate it with How to Look at and Understand Great...
  3. (Set) Learning to Play Guitar & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) Learning to Play Guitar & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    This two-course set invites you to learn with the masters. Learn how to play a universal instrument from a master with Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos. Then, discover 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 with Fundamentals of Photography.
  4. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & Fundamentals of Photography

    Joel Sartore
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has crafted a two-course set that will hone your photographer's eye so you can capture the greatest moments in nearly every situation and setting imaginable. Fundamentals of Photography I and II is a visually dazzling set, an excellent opportunity to learn from this master photographer, and your ticket to transforming yourself from a good photographer into a great one.
  5. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & National Geographic Masters of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & National Geographic Masters of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $433.00 Starting at $70.90 $539.90 $70.90$539.90
    Learn how to master the art of photography from the masters. Start by gaining a deep understanding of how best to capture photographs in nature with The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, taught by two National Geographic experts. Then get tips on all aspects of photography from a selection of twelve professionals in National Geographic Masters of Photography.
  6. (Set) Polar Explorations & The Art of Travel Photography Set on sale

    (Set) Polar Explorations & The Art of Travel Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $303.00 Starting at $46.90 $369.90 $46.90$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.
  7. (Set) How to Paint & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) How to Paint & Fundamentals of Photography

    Joel Sartore
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Take your artistic skills to the next level by mastering the fundamentals with this two-course set. Explore both the technical and intuitive elements of a universal art form with How to Paint. And learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer with Fundamentals of Photography.
  8. (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 $385.00 Starting at $53.90 $469.90 $53.90$469.90
    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.
  9. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & Wonders of the National Parks Set on sale

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & Wonders of the National Parks

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,151.85 Starting at $218.90 $1,464.75 $218.90$1,464.75
    This five-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, Fundamentals of Photography, National Geographic Masters of Photography, and Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America.
  10. (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography II Set on sale

    (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Learn from the masters with this two-course set. In Dog Training 101, you’ll learn how to train “in” the good and train “out” the bad behaviors from an award-winning trainer of dog trainers. And with Fundamentals of Photography II, a National Geographic photographer helps you take your photography skills to the next level.
  11. (Set) 7939:7931,7923,7901 Set on sale

    (Set) 7939:7931,7923,7901

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $630.95 Starting at $124.90 $809.85 $124.90$809.85
    Get more from your pictures. This three-course set allows you to take a deeper dive into the art of photography as you follow National Geographic masters of photography. By observing photographers who have mastered the trade, you’ll 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 taught in an ordinary...
  12. (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & Fundamentals of Photography II Set on sale

    (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & Fundamentals of Photography II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Open your artistic eyes to capturing the world around you like never before with this two-course set. Master the basics with Fundamentals of Photography II, and then pack your camera and learn to take photos on the go in The Fundamentals of Travel Photography.
  13. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & National Geographic Polar Explorations Set on sale

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & National Geographic Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $433.00 Starting at $75.90 $539.90 $75.90$539.90
    Capturing the perfect shot out in the field is a creative challenge, especially in extreme conditions. Fundamentals of Photography II shows you how photographers solve these problems. National Geographic Polar Explorations takes you to the ends of the earth with action-packed lectures that include how to navigate the challenges of photographing wildlife, white-on-white landscapes, and more.
  14. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    The world is full of natural wonders and this two-course set, developed in partnership with National Geographic, introduces you to aspects you've never considered and how to capture them. Uncover North America's spectacular bird life with The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America. Then, learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional...
  15. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & National Geographic Masters of Photography Set on sale

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $424.00 Starting at $79.90 $539.90 $79.90$539.90
    Novice and experienced photographers alike will gain invaluable tips from this two-course set. In Fundamentals of Photography II, learn about capturing the perfect shot out in the field. In National Geographic Masters of Photography meet a dozen world-class experts for this one-of-a-kind instructional series that will forever change the way you approach photography.
  16. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & Fundamentals of Photography II Set on sale

    (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & Fundamentals of Photography II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $424.00 Starting at $79.90 $539.90 $79.90$539.90
    Go beyond the basics of great photography with tips straight from professional photographers in this two-course set. Start with The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, where two photographers share tips to getting amazing shots in difficult circumstances. Then, get advanced tips from an expert on how to shoot on location, use specialty filters, and more in Fundamentals of Photography II.
  17. (SET) The Complete Painter & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (SET) The Complete Painter & Fundamentals of Photography

    Joel Sartore
    Save up to $490.00 Starting at $120.90 $654.90 $120.90$654.90
    What goes into a great painting or photograph? Learn the fundamentals of both art forms with help from The Great Courses. In The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters, learn the fundamentals of oil painting using the same steps taught at the best art schools around the country. Then, learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of photography straight from a professional photographer with...
  18. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Masters of Photography Set on sale

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $502.00 Starting at $97.90 $644.90 $97.90$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.
  19. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography & Wonders of the National Parks Set on sale

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography & Wonders of the National Parks

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,229.80 Starting at $234.90 $1,564.70 $234.90$1,564.70
    This six-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, Fundamentals of Photography, National Geographic Masters of Photography, The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons>, and Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America.
  20. (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

    (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Let the experts show you how it’s done with this two-course set. Dog Training 101 introduces you to a trainer of dog trainers who provides evidence-based methods for teaching your dog. Fundamentals of Photography provides you with everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer.