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) The Scientific Wonder of Birds & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography Set

    (Set) The Scientific Wonder of Birds & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Understand and capture the astonishing world around you with this two-course set. Discover the remarkable science of bird life with The Scientific Wonder of Birds. Then, join a photographic expedition and learn what it takes to get great images of animals with The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography.
  2. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & National Parks Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Nature, in all its abundance, begs to be photographed. This two-course set shows you where, what, and how to photograph the most amazing wildlife and landscapes ever. Start by gaining a deep understanding of how to best capture photographs in nature with National Geographic the Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography taught by two National Geographic experts. Then, view the majesty of America with Wonders of the...
  3. (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.
  4. (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.
  5. (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography Set

    (Set) The Fundamentals of Travel Photography & 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
    Learn how to photograph moments and subjects the way the masters do with this two-course set from National Geographic photographers. Learn how to record your journeys just like the professionals with The Fundamentals of Travel Photography. Then, discover the essentials to taking unforgettable photos of desert cliffs, penguin colonies, dramatic waterfalls, birds of paradise, and so much more with The National...
  6. (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...
  7. (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.
  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.