Bloomington | United States



Photojournalist, author, and educator Steve Raymer - a long-time National Geographic Magazine staff photographer - is a professor emeritus at the Media School of Indiana University. For 21 years he taught visual journalism, media ethics, international newsgathering, and reporting war and terrorism. Raymer is currently a visiting professor of Journalism at Zayed University School of Communication and Media Science in Dubai.

Raymer earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and studied Soviet and Russian affairs at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow. After service in Vietnam as an officer in the United States Army, he joined the staff of National Geographic in 1972, launching a career that has taken him to more than 90 countries. From famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia to the collapse of the Soviet Union, Raymer’s photographs illustrate more than 30 bylined National Geographic Magazine articles, as well as numerous other Geographic articles, books, and multimedia presentations. 


Workshop | How to be a National Geographic Photographer

This workshop is designed to help photographers understand the skills and knowledge needed to photograph for National Geographic. Understand the key elements of photography and then put Steve Raymers advice into action with hands-on photography exercises. 


Workshop | The Photographic Book

Understand how to pitch a book to the public, how to create a chapter outline, how to shoot the pictures and how to edit them into a compelling presentation and get the unique opportunity to discuss your own book project and photographic work with National Geographic Photographer Steve Raymer. 

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