Director of Photography
@ National Geographic
based in Washington DC
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Sarah Leen is the director of photography for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Partners. For nearly 20 years she worked as a freelance photographer for National Geographic...
DATE AND TIME Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 9:30 AM –Sun, Jun 11, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
LOCATION CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W. 40th Street New York, NY 10018
Learn to select, sequence and publish visual stories
Class meets Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, June 11 from 11:30 to 6 pm.
The cost for this workshop is $600. Sorry discounts don't apply to master classes.
Description: Many people can take decent photographs. Few photographers understand how to edit, sequence and present their work. These skills will enable you to be better visual storytellers and will help you distinguish yourself from other photographers.In this intensive weekend workshop, you will learn how to edit and sequence photo essays and long-term projects. We will cover story structure, photo editing for presentation in magazines, books, exhibitions or on the web. The workshop will also focus on how to market your stories and yourself.Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
11/22/2016 05:39 pm ET | Updated Dec 02, 2016 By Ben Arnon Read the interview, here.
If you’re like me, you’ve grown up with a deep fascination of and a keen appreciation for the photographs in National Geographic. A true standard bearer in the industry, National Geographic and its photographers are almost mythological.
Have you ever wondered how the entire process of getting the photographs from camera to page actually works? Many of the stories being covered are located thousands of miles from Washington, DC, which serves as the global headquarters for National Geographic. And many of the photographers are in very remote corners of the world with limited access to communications.
Few people know the ins and outs of what it takes to produce the magnificent photographs and photo-essays that National Geographic brings to the world like Sarah Leen, who currently serves as Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine and Partners. Though she is a talented photographer herself, these days Sarah leads the charge on helping National Geographic bring stunning photographs to the world.
I recently interviewed Sarah to better understand the fine art and the craft of editing photos at one of the most prestigious publications in the world. The interview that follows is the second in a series of interviews I will publish that explore the art and craft of editing photographs on the world stage.
I first became interested in taxidermy when I was a child, after seeing a photograph in an oldLifemagazine of the last passenger pigeon, Martha, who died in 1914. It was the first time I had encountered the idea of extinction so directly. I was terribly saddened by this discovery that an entire species could disappear. Martha was preserved and now resides at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. This led me to see taxidermy as a way to encounter the past and see the beauty of what has been lost.