National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry to Teach Class at Texas State Aquarium on June 2

May 2, 2018

On June 2, photographers of all skills are invited to learn firsthand on how to improve their camera skills from award-winning National Geographic photographer and Explorer-at-Large Brian Skerry. Tickets for this exclusive class, which is limited to 40 people, are now available at

During this five and a half-hour class, a small group will learn about the techniques used to capture captivating underwater images—composition, shutter speeds, apertures, and more—from this true master of photography. They’ll also learn how to create compelling narratives with their photos. The day will include a light breakfast in the exhibition and a lunch with Brian and fellow enthusiasts.  Class is capped at 40 people, so early registration is highly encouraged.

The photography class will be held in conjunction with “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry,” opening Friday, May 25 at the Aquarium. SHARKS is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.  The exhibition will include large-scale images and videos—all highlighting Skerry’s passion, skill and life-long commitment to conservation of the world’s oceans.  “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry” will remain open at Texas State Aquarium until September 3, 2018.

With an entry to the photography class, a select few will have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to not just wonder at Skerry’s stunning photos, but to acquire the knowledge needed to one day capture their own award-winning shots.

Acclaimed photojournalist and conservationist Brian Skerry has dedicated his life to telling the story of marine wildlife and underwater environments—from tropical coral reefs to polar ice. While on assignment, he’s lived on the bottom of the sea, spent months aboard fishing boats, and traveled in everything from snowmobiles to canoes to the Goodyear Blimp to get the picture. A National Geographic magazine photographer since 1998, Skerry’s work has also appeared in a wide range of other prestigious outlets, including BBC Wildlife, U.S. News & World Report and Sports Illustrated. He’s won the coveted Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 11 times, in addition to many other prizes. In 2014, he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow and in 2015, a Nikon Ambassador. Additionally, Skerry was honored as the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year at the 2017 National Geographic Explorers Festival in Washington, D.C.

Tickets to the photography workshop are available now for $100 at

To read more about Brian Skerry and “Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry,” visit

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