At Yale University on Sunday, September 28, NatGeo Traveler photographer Michael Melford and photography teacher Eddie Soloway will share some of their technical secrets to creating knockout pix in the out-of-doors. They'll talk about basics like composition, framing, and waiting for the right shot, to creative problem solving, like what happens when you arrive on location and things aren't what you planned (they've been there, done that, many times). Melford got his first big break at LIFE magazine, has photographed more than 30 stories and 8 covers for Traveler, from Death Valley to Acadia National Park, from southern India to Turkey's Turquoise Coast, from Jamaica (above) to untamed New Jersey. Eddie Soloway won the first Excellence in Photographic Teaching award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography in 1998, and divides his time between making fine-art prints, teaching, and writing. Register for the all-day seminar here.
If you can't make New Haven, there are other Traveler photo seminars coming up: in Boston (December 7) with Jim Richardson and Catherine Karnow. Here's a video appetizer from Jim and Catherine's seminar, "A Passion for Travel," that they gave at National Geographic headquarters last March.
Photo: Snorkeling in Jamaica's Long Bay, by Michael Melford, from his photo gallery for Traveler's October feature, "Jamaica Gently," on newsstands now.