Professor Stephen Alvarez

Professor Stephen Alvarez
  • National Geographic Photographer
What we want to do as photographers (is) surprise people and bring them the world they don’t expect.
Photographer and filmmaker Stephen Alvarez produces global stories about exploration, adventure, and culture. He has been a National Geographic magazine photographer since 1995 and has published more than a dozen stories with the magazine. Mr. Alvarez has won awards from Pictures of the Year International and Communication Arts. His story on the Maya and their religious rituals was exhibited at Visa pour L’Image, a renowned international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. Mr. Alvarez also has produced stories with NPR, including a story on underground Paris that won a 2012 White House News Photographers Association award. He has appeared on NPR, PBS, and CBS News Sunday Morning and at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Shakerag Workshops, National Geographic Live, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and the Banff Centre. Mr. Alvarez is a founding member of, and social media strategist for, The Photo Society, a group of contributing photographers for National Geographic magazine. His work is on the web at http://alvarezphotography.com/.
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16 Courses and Sets

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

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,274.75 Starting at $1,274.75 $1,464.75 $1,274.75$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.
  3. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Masters of Photography Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$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.
  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) 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.
  6. (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.
  7. (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.
  8. (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...
  9. (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.
  10. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & National Geographic Masters of Photography Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$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.
  11. (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.
  12. (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.
  13. (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.
  14. 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.
  15. (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.
  16. (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 $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$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.