Understanding an editor's position and perspective for a major publication such as National Geographic Traveler, is imperative when working as a travel photographer. Demystifying all aspects of being a successful, working travel photographer. Participants are guided on how to shoot, edit, and layout a picture story.
After portfolios are reviewed and ideas are discussed, participants work throughout the week on a story in mid-coast Maine. Field assignments are made each day, helping students understand the step-by-step process of how a photographer and picture editor work to produce a story for any travel publication. Critique and evaluations cover not only the photographs, but also the approach, research, points of view and the visual ideas brought to each participant’s story.
Encompassing all aspects of being and becoming a travel photographer, participants get an inside look at how magazine assignments are made, from research and proposals to caption writing and photo editing. Through lectures, slide shows, critique and discussions, participants learn firsthand what magazine editors look for in travel assignments.
By the end of the week participants know how to develop an idea, approach an editor, gain access, prepare for a trip and produce a publishable body of images.
Students are encouraged to bring a laptop for image processing and editing since this is not a based in a digital lab classroom. A portfolio submission is required for this course.