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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57 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$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.
  2. (Set) Complete Photography Set: 4 Courses Set

    (Set) Complete Photography Set: 4 Courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.80 Starting at $799.80 $909.80 $799.80$909.80
    Get the most comprehensive set on mastering the art of photography available. This four-course set featuring multiple National Geographic master photographers covers everything from the fundamentals of camera equipment to capturing the beauty of any scene, anywhere in the world. This set takes you inside the creative process of the industry’s most sought-after photographers as they reveal their working methods.
  3. (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & National Geographic Masters of Photography Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    If you’ve ever wanted to shoot photographs like a pro, then don’t miss this two-course set. National Geographic photographer Bob Krist shares his lessons, tips, tricks, techniques, and insights directly with you in The Fundamentals of Travel Photography. Then, discover the photography secrets of the experts with National Geographic Masters of Photography.
  4. (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.
  5. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons Set

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

    Joel Sartore
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Fundamentals of Photography II and the short companion The Art of Travel Photography are your ticket to capturing the beauty and awe of any scene. Your guide is Joel Sartore, a National Geographic photographer. Filled with practical tips, proven techniques, and field demonstrations, these courses help you learn to see the way professional photographers do so you can take compelling photographs anywhere.
  6. (Set) Screenwriting 101 & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Screenwriting 101 & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Tap into your artistic side with this eye-opening two-course set. Start by discovering what lies at the heart of amazing films in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Then, learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer in Fundamentals of Photography.
  7. (Set) How to Draw & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) How to Draw & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Certain characteristics of art transcend the medium. With this two-course set including How to Draw and Fundamentals of Photography, you’ll learn how to look at your subject in a whole new way, as well as key insights into how to use light, negative space, and more that help you create both amazing sketches and photographs.
  8. The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, Fundamentals of Photography, Fundamentals of Photography II, National Geographic Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography Set

    The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, Fundamentals of Photography, Fundamentals of Photography II, National Geographic Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,034.75 Starting at $1,034.75 $1,179.75 $1,034.75$1,179.75
    This fascinating five-course set gives you the secrets to taking amazing photographs. Join the masters from the gold-standard institution for photography, National Geographic, and discover tips, tricks, and secrets to capturing pictures of everything, everywhere, as you set up studio shots and venture out in the field and around the world gaining invaluable insights.
  9. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & Fundamentals of Photography Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Learn everything you need to know about great photography 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 the trickiest shots. Then, get tips from an expert on how to use staples such as lighting, composition, and perspective to optimize your pictures in Fundamentals of...
  10. (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.
  11. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.80 Starting at $799.80 $909.80 $799.80$909.80
    This four-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, National Geographic Masters of Photography, and The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons.
  12. How to View and Appreciate Great Movies & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    How to View and Appreciate Great Movies & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Look at art through a whole new lens with this two-course set. Start by gaining a new set of creative and analytical tools to bring with you to the movies with How to View and Appreciate Great Movies. Then, 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 with Fundamentals of Photography.
  13. (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.
  14. (Set) 7938:7931,7923,7912 Set

    (Set) 7938:7931,7923,7912

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $564.85 Starting at $564.85 $639.85 $564.85$639.85
    Photography is an important part of our lives, becoming more prevalent with the advent of smartphone cameras. This set of three photography courses taught by National Geographic masters teaches you tips, tricks, and techniques to take amazing photographs in even the most difficult situations, such as traveling, underwater, in the dark, action shots, and more—including tips for maximizing shots on your smartphone.
  15. (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & The Art of Travel Photography Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Whether you’re visiting the local park or an African Safari, you can learn how to capture the moment and tell the story with this two-course set. Learn how to record your travels just like the professionals with this 24-lecture course by an acclaimed National Geographic photographer in The Fundamentals of Travel Photography. Then, The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons is your ticket to capturing the...
  16. (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
  17. (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & Fundamentals of Photography Set on sale

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $424.00 Starting at $79.90 $539.90 $79.90$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.