August 29, 2020

Four 90-Minute Sessions




Workshop’s Focus

Finding meaning and direction in your photography is one of the greatest challenges for anyone who takes their photography seriously.  But it is also one of the most rewarding things a photographer can accomplish. Many photographers have technical skill, artistic talent, and ambition.  But their work remains random and unfocused, they meander from genre to genre, never develop a body of work and often find themselves lost in the search for photographic fulfillment.

General Description

This workshop will teach students skills and strategies to bring direction and focus to their photography. Aimed at photographers who want to go beyond casual photography to build a body of work, bring meaningful direction to their photography or map out a productive career.  For photographers who want to put their craft and skills to work in service of greater goals. This workshop will teach methods and strategies for finding your photographic voice, developing and focusing on important subjects, and creating cultural value through your photography.
Subjects will include:
  • Finding subjects you care about
  • Building a body of work
  • Escaping the trap of overworked photographic genres
  • Making pictures that have meaning and value
  • Building your photographic identity
  • Making a difference with your photography
  • Creating a career with purpose

Student Level

Advanced, intentional, serious, ambitious.
Taught by Jim Richardson, veteran National Geographic photographer whose work spans documentary, photojournalism, travel,  scientific, environmental, and resource photography over the last 50 years. Recognized as one of the most prolific creators of story proposals at National Geographic and contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler. Award winning travel writer, photo book author, workshop teacher, recipient of honorary doctorate, mentor, gallery owner, and Epson Signature fine art printmaker, co-founder of Eyes on Earth, and National Geographic Photographers Photographer, Jim brings a comprehensive viewpoint to the problem of finding purpose and direction in photography.
Join Jim to find your photographic compass.


10am – 11:30pm EST
1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
4:00pm – 5:30pm EST
5:30pm – 6:30pm EST Happy Hour

Jim Richardson

National Geographic