Bob’s Schedule

Mastering Travel Photography

A  National Geographic Traveler  travel photo seminar with Bob Krist and Ralph Lee Hopkins

10/12/14, 9am-1pm.  in Atlanta, Georgia

Great travel photography requires a command of many skills—from close-up portraits, candid shots, street photography of festivals and celebrations, architecture and cityscapes, landscapes, nature, and more. Photographers Ralph Lee Hopkins and Bob Krist will show you how versatility can improve your travel photos, while you develop an eye for composition and a feel for being in the right place at the right time.

Topics Covered

Understanding the Elements of Travel Photography
Go behind-the-scenes to see recent photo assignments of our pros who will share the elements needed in a travel story. Hear tips on photographing people, architecture, festivals, landscapes, and cityscapes.

Improving the Quality of Your Travel Images
Our experts will demystify the technicalities—shooting modes, exposure, histograms, flash, tripods—so you can take full advantage of your camera and maximize the impact of your images. Get shooting tips for color, composition and sense of scale, weather challenges, time of day, and the power of moment.

Making Effective Use of Your Flash
Understand fill flash, bounce flash, off-camera flash, slow sync, and multiple flash.

On the Road
The equipment travel photographers take on the road has changed. With digital cameras come battery chargers, cables, memory cards, and portable storage devices. Hear what to pack when you’re traveling and how to edit and organize your work flow.

Sharing Your Images
Digital photography and the Internet give you more options than ever to share your travel photos with friends, family, or prospective publishers. Learn shortcuts for sharing your images on the Web, creating digital slideshows, and for adding sound to your presentations.


$195.00 includes boxed lunch

NG Traveler Seminars| 1-505-983–1400 ext. 111–Anne Fuller |  Visit web site |


Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

A multi-media  travel photo workshop with Bob Krist and Richard Ellis

10/27/14 –11/05/14  in Oaxaca Mexico

National Amazing ten day journey exploring the magical festival “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico. You will experience the festival under the guidance of legendary travel photographer and workshop guru Bob Krist, three-time Pulitzer Prize nominated photojournalist Richard Ellis and award winning  photographer Sergio Dorantes as you explore Oaxaca as they would on assignment for a magazine. This hands on ten-day workshop includes a behind the scenes experience far beyond what tourists would ever see including visiting ancient cemeteries where villagers continue the ancient tradition of cleaning and decorating the tombs of their ancestors and then celebrate with all night parties and vigils, costumed processions known as comparsa – carnival like processions of people in costumes, with music and dancing through the tiny streets of mountain village. You will visit ancient markets and and workshops where families prepare traditional crafts and foods to celebrate this important festival. Special photo sessions will be arranged with costumed models in historic locations including a ten piece mariachi band.

A variety of photo opportunities will be available daily but participants can take part at the own pace. This is a photo tour and learning workshop with each student given ample opportunities to experience an intensive learning experience or a slower more leisurely journey. We provide everything you need to have a once in a lifetime opportunity including hotel, most meals, special access, English & Spanish speaking guides, ground transportation and the expert guidence of three top international photographers who will guide and assist you to get the most out of this amazing journey.

If you ever wanted to experience shooting a magazine style travel story of a authentic exotic festival this is your chance!


$3995.00–Limited to 12 participants


Charleston Photography Workshops | 1-843-814-6001 |  Visit web site |


Storytelling Travel Photography

A  National Geographic Traveler, 1/2 day multi-media  travel photo seminar with Bob Krist,

11/09/14, 9am-1pm.  in San Francisco, California

Improving your travel photography takes more than understanding f-stops and shutter speeds. The next step is learning to tell a compelling story with your pictures. National Geographic Photographer Bob Krist will help you go beyond a single-image mindset to create a beautiful visual narrative of your journey. Whether you’re planning a print-on-demand photo book, a web gallery, a video, or a slideshow for friends and family, this half-day seminar will help you tell a fuller story of your travels. You’ll learn the ‘grammar’ of a photo story, and add exciting elements of motion and sound

Topics Covered

What Makes a Good Story?
Discover how to organize your shooting so you’ll avoid the “first we went here, then we went there” type of presentation that can put an audience to sleep. Learn five quick tips to help identify subjects with great story potential.

Overcoming Inertia
Have you ever arrived at a destination and thought, “Now that I’m here…what do I shoot?” Bob will share his approach for pre-planning your travel coverage and becoming a proactive shooter who depends less on luck and more on your own inspiration.

Photographing People
No visual story is complete without images of people. Bob will share tips on approaching people you don’t know, overcoming language barriers to gain trust and cooperation, plus tried and true techniques that keep people pictures fresh and engaging.

Minimal Gear, Maximum Impact
Not only will a huge backpack of gear slow you down, it can also intimidate potential subjects. Hear how Bob’s minimalist camera bag allows him to be prepared for almost any situation, yet is still lightweight and unimposing enough to blend in anyplace.

Adding Sound and Motion
Explore adding sound and motion to enhance the impact of your visual narratives. Learn easy ways to make slideshows more appealing by adding ambient audio. Dip your toe in the video pond to see if this exciting medium—built into almost all cameras today—is for you.


NG Traveler Seminars| 1-505-983–1400 ext. 111–Anne Fuller |  Visit web site |