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Joe Riis Photography Seminar

Joe Riis, a National Geographic Photographer, was recently in Singapore to share his knowledge and experiences in an exclusive seminar, as well as conducting photography workshops too. I wasn’t able to attend his photography workshops due to work commitments, however I was blessed that I was able to attend his exclusive photography seminar. Joe is an amazing National Geographic Photographer, very inspiring and I loved this photography works and passion. Joe is in Singapore to share about the EOS Young Photographers Award by National Geographic Channel and Canon. For further details, you can check out my earlier post here on EOS Young Photographers Award.

What’s the EOS Young Photographers Award about? Here’s a short summary

“The heart of this inaugural region-wide EOS Young Photographer Awards initiative between Canon and the National Geographic Channel is to inspire youths across Asia to take an active interest in the creative arts and know more about the science of photography. Through this contest, both organizations hope to encourage the young generation to discover and pursue their passion in photography. In addition to the Young Photographer Awards competition, there will also be a seminar given by Joe Riis, an esteemed photographer from the National Geographic who will be sharing his photography experiences and provide some tips for photography enthusiasts.”

For more information on the EOS Young Photographer Awards, please visit www.celebrationofcolour.com.

The photography seminar was held at LASALLE College of the Arts and it was a great turnout by the young aspiring photographers and the older ones as well. Joe’s sharing was awesome and inspiring, we can sensed and see his passion for photography, wildlife conservation and projects, from his photographs, National Geographic assignments and travels to many different parts of the world. Joe shared his various assignments and how he made a difference, an impact that helped the wildlife, in protection and conservation.

One of his sharing was the Pronghorn Migration, that struck me a lot. Do check out his photos of the Pronghorn Migration here on his website, Joe showed the world how his research, observation, photography and education helped the Pronghorn Migration by getting an animal overpass built for the Pronghorn antelopes thus reducing fatalities. Here’s the news on National Geographic titled “Animal Overpass helps Pronghorn Survives A Dangerous Migration“. From Joe’s sharing of the Pronghorn Migration, it took him a few years to observe, photograph, share and present his findings, thus getting the local authorities to build an animal overpass for the Pronghorn antelopes.

As Joe shared more of his photography adventures, it was really amazing. Joe is an inspiration for all photographers and especially for the younger photographers. His passion, determination and how he approached his photography was very interesting, unique and useful for budding young photographers. Joe uses a landscape view approach to capture images of the wildlife and the relationship with the environment. It’s a beautiful combination of great wildlife photographs together with great landscape photography. Joe moved away from the telephoto style of capturing wildlife photography and his wide angle landscape capture of wildlife animals with the beautiful landscape is simply amazing and inspiring. You have to visit his websites to view his beautiful photography works. Joe shared some photography tips for the attendees at the seminar too!


If you’d like to find out more about Joe Riis, please visit the following websites/links


– Follow Joe Riis on Twitter: Joe Riis

Joe Riis website

After the seminar, I had a short gathering session with Joe Riis, courtesy of National Geographic Channel and Tactic PR. There were a few of us and we had a short up close and personal session with Joe Riis. That was where I got to know more about his perspective on using the wide angle landscape view to capture both wildlife animals and the environment.


Photo Courtesy of Jerome Lim 

It was a really wonderful and awesome experience to listen from a inspiring and very talented National Geographic Photographer. Since I am a fan of National Geographic and my photography journey was heavily influenced/shaped by National Geographic, I am sure Joe Riis will be an excellent role model and inspiration for the Young EOS Photographers Awards. If you are a Young budding photographers within the ages of 13 to 25 years, do check out EOS Young Photographer Awards, please visit www.celebrationofcolour.com and Go For It!

Exclusive Photography Seminar By National Geographic Photographer Joe Riis!

In my journey of photography, over a period of 20+ years since I held my first Pentax ME Super SLR film camera and starting to “fire away” by pressing the shutter and wasting precious film when I was just a young boy with no knowledge about photography. I never looked back since and today, I am enjoying my photography a lot and getting more excited with a personal growth in discovering my calling in personal projects e.g. heritage, documentation, conservation, preservation and photojournalism.

One personal philosophy on personal development and growth is life long learning, regardless of whether it is in work, studies or leisure. There is always something new to learn everyday. I grew up along with National Geographic and I am a great fan of their magazines, stories and their beautiful photographs. They had a huge influence on me and my photography, inspiring me and always learning from the master photographers of National Geographic through their photography guide books and National Geographic Magazine. When I received news of an exclusive photography seminar by National Geographic Photographer Joe Riis, I had to share this wonderful news with all my readers here, especially the photography enthusiasts. This is a wonderful and awesome opportunity to learn from a master in photography! Here are the details of the exclusive photography seminar –


Photograph by Joe Riis

Look forward to an informative seminar with Joe Riis, an award-winning photojournalist with National Geographic. Among his many achievements, Joe has won an Emmy in 2011 for his pronghorn cinematography, which was featured in the National Geographic Channel’s Great Migration series. National Geographic Channel, in partnership with Canon, invites you to experience the world’s breathtaking wildlife through the eyes of Joe Riis!

Most importantly, both the seminar and the workshop are free! However, only the first 200 registrants will get to be a part of this exclusive seminar, and out of these 20040 lucky seminar participants will get a chance to participate in a private Photography workshop conducted by Joe at the Singapore Zoo! Get up close with Joe as he shares with photographers his experiences, tips and photography techniques in capturing wildlife.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from an esteemed wildlife photojournalist this April!

The details of the event are as follows:


Date: 7 April 2013, Sunday

Time: 10am – 12 pm

Venue: LASALLE College of the Arts

                The Singapore Airlines Theatre (Basement 1)

                1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940


Date: 5 April 2013, Friday

Time: [Session 1] 9am – 12pm OR [Session 2] 3pm-6pm

Venue: Singapore Zoological Gardens

                80 Mandai Lake Road

                Singapore 729826

How to sign up for workshops and seminar:
1. Download the registration form from the link provided (http://we.tl/23CIRniWef)
2. Send the completed form to register@thisisanagram.com

The first 200 registrants will receive a confirmation email with the details of the event. To qualify for the selection for the private workshop, simply indicate your interest in your registration form by ticking your preferred workshop session. Successful applicants for the workshop will be notified by 3 April 2013.

If you’d like to find out more about Joe Riis, please visit the following website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/joe-riis/

 ** Information and photograph courtesy of Joe Riis and SPRG **