Born and raised in Hong Kong, photographer Catherine Karnow first traveled across Scotland to illustrate a book on Scotch whisky. She has returned many times for various assignments. Over a twenty-five year career, Catherine has photographed everything from Australian Aborigines and Bombay film stars to the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam. She has shot over twenty feature stories for National Geographic Traveler and captured rare images of Prince Charles for the May 2006 National Geographic Magazine feature "Not Your Typical Radical."
National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow leads many of our weekend photography workshops in San Francisco. Here’s what she has to say about photographing the city, and why she loves leading these workshops.