Guest Speaker: Bob Krist, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shooting for Story

The best way to become a better nature photographer is to become a better visual storyteller. Today, when so much of what we nature photographers cherish is under threat, we need to take our stories public and not only show beautiful pictures, but bear witness to what we stand to lose in the assault on environmental regulations. Bob Krist will share his proactive way of covering a location or activity that results in a host of strong photographs that tell a story. Analyzing his work for National Geographic Traveler and other magazines, Krist will share tips and techniques that will help you improve your photographs as well as your storytelling chops.

Color photograph of 2 upright meerkats © Bob Krist/All Rights Reserved
Meerkats © Bob Krist/All Rights Reserved

Bob Krist is a freelance photographer who works regularly on assignment for magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and Islands. He was named Travel Photographer of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and again in 2008. Bob is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and has become an avid filmmaker. His movie about Iceland, A Thousand Autumns, won awards at film festivals worldwide. His book, Spirit of Place: The Art of The Traveling Photographer (Amphoto Books, NY) was hailed by American Photographer magazine as “the best book about travel photography we’ve ever read.”  Take a look at Bob’s work at and on Facebook at

 We want to thank B&H Photo and Sony for making Bob Krist’s appearance possible. Members who arrive before the meeting begins will be able to interact with Bob’s sponsors and see their offerings.

An assortment of fish, rays, and sharks gather for a feeding in the lagoon of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. © Bob Krist/All Rights Reserved
Bora Bora © Bob Krist/All Rights Reserved

Event Details

Wednesday, May 24, 2017—6:30 pm
Doors Open at 6:00 pm

Our meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The address is 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, located at 165 West 65 Street, on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam. (Google Map link) From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor. 

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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