Professor Tim Laman

Professor Tim Laman
  • National Geographic
Achieve the right blend of technical skill and artistry, and your photos will really stand out.

Tim Laman is a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and a research associate in ornithology at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has been a regular contributor to National Geographic since 1997, where he has developed a reputation for capturing photographs of nearly impossible subjects.

A fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, Mr. Laman has constantly pursued his passion for exploring wild places and documenting little-known, endangered wildlife. The major focus of his photographic and scientific research has been the rain forests of Borneo and the Asia-Pacific Region. His numerous National Geographic magazine articles are devoted to promoting awareness of conservation issues, including endangered species (such as orangutans, proboscis monkeys, the Nuku Hiva pigeon, and the wrinkled hornbill) and biodiversity hotspots. Mr. Laman has also published more than a dozen scientific articles on rainforest ecology and birdlife.

Learn more about his work at timlaman.com.

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11 Courses and Sets

  1. The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

    The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    In The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, National Geographic photographers Michael Melford and Tim Laman reveal stories and secrets about great landscape and wildlife photography. Taking you around the world, their 24 visually-rich lectures present the art of seeing that’s key to taking unforgettable photos of desert cliffs, penguin colonies, dramatic waterfalls, and more.
  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) 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...
  4. (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...
  5. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & National Geographic Polar Explorations Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    National Geographic is known for stunning photography in amazing locations, and this two-course set brings you some of the best of both. 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, feast your eyes on the astonishing and remote locations of the world with...
  6. (Set) Dog Training 101 & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography Set

    (Set) Dog Training 101 & 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 from the best of the best with this two-course set. An award-winning trainer of dog trainers introduces you to evidence-backed practices that help you better teach your dog with Dog Training 101. Then, two National Geographic photographers provide tips and tricks to capturing amazing pictures in The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography.
  7. (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.
  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 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.
  10. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography & Fundamentals of Photography II Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$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.
  11. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography Set

    (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & 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
    This two-set course allows you to both learn about and capture the natural wonders around you. Start with The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America and discover birding in a thrilling course presented by a world class birding expert. Then, learn how to capture wildlife on film, led by two renowned photographers with The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography.