Weekend Photo Workshop: Washington, D.C.

  • Improve your skills with a National Geographic photographer
  • Set out on photo shoots and go behind the scenes at National Geographic’s headquarters

National Geographic Experts

 

A National Geographic photographer will accompany each workshop departure to share photographic techniques, knowledge, and insights. Listed below are some of the photographers and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Mark Thiessen
Photographer

A National Geographic staff photographer since 1990, Mark Thiessen has published numerous feature stories and covers for National Geographic magazine and other Society publications on subjects ranging from Peruvian mummies to Egyptian archaeologists to Russian smokejumpers. He recently documented film director and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron's dive to the ocean's deepest location at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Mark's photographs for the July 2008 National Geographic cover story “Under Fire: Why the West Is Burning” earned first-place recognition by Pictures of the Year International. Mark also directs the National Geographic photo studio, and was featured in Out There, a series aired on the National Geographic Channel.

Departure Dates
  • Sep 24 - 27, 2015
  • May 12 - 15, 2016
  • Sep 22 - 25, 2016

Dan Westergren
Photographer

As the longtime photo editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, Dan Westergren was responsible for the magazine’s photographic vision, which has earned the publication numerous awards for photography. He's been lucky to photograph amazing places like the summit of Mount Blanc and the North Pole, but often his subjects are just the neighborhood dogs or his kids in his hometown of Washington, D.C. Dan is an experienced teacher, having led workshops for National Geographic Expeditions in Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Tuscany, Baja California, and the Galápagos Islands.

Departure Dates
  • Oct 22 - 25, 2015
  • Apr 14 - 17, 2016
  • Oct 20 - 23, 2016