Professor Michael Melford

Professor Michael Melford
  • National Geographic Photographer
My gear is very simple, my cameras are simple, my light is simple. I’m here to teach you so that you, too, can make wonderful photographs.
Michael Melford is an internationally recognized photographer who has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years. He has produced 19 feature stories for National Geographic magazine and more than 30 stories for National Geographic Traveler. His work also has been featured on the covers of Newsweek, TIME, LIFE, Fortune, Smithsonian, GEO, Travel + Leisure, Travel Holiday, and Coastal Living. Mr. Melford has won recognition from World Press Photo, the International Center of Photography, the Art Director’s Club, and numerous other arts organizations and publications. He also has produced photography for eight National Geographic books, including National Geographic Treasures of Alaska: The Last Great American Wilderness and Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond. Mr. Melford teaches photography primarily through National Geographic; he leads one-day seminars around the country through National Geographic Traveler’s photo seminar series and travels with National Geographic Expeditions aboard the small ship fleet and on other trips around the world. Learn more about his work at http://www.michaelmelford.com/
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28 Courses and Sets

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

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,369.70 Starting at $1,369.70 $1,564.70 $1,369.70$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.
  2. (SET) Outdoor Fundamentals & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography Set

    (SET) Outdoor Fundamentals & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    After enjoying this two-course set, you’ll want nothing for than to grab your camera and head into the great outdoors to capture beautiful images both near and far. Start with Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe, in which a highly experienced and accredited wilderness guide gives you the practical skills and knowledge you need to set off for the water or the woods. Then, join two...
  3. (Set) 7939:7931,7923,7901 Set

    (Set) 7939:7931,7923,7901

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $704.85 Starting at $704.85 $809.85 $704.85$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...
  4. (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.
  5. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & National Geographic Masters of Photography Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$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.
  6. (Set) National Geographic Masters of Photography & Our Night Sky Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$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.
  7. 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.
  8. (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.