I have always admired the photographs that are taken by award-winning National Geographic Photographer Joe Riis and I am really happy to find out that he will be in Singapore this week to hold an exclusive photography seminar and workshop to share his vast array of experiences, and to provide some practical tips to local photographers. In fact, there was a similar photography seminar that was also conducted by the National Geographic last year but I totally missed out on the opportunity and this time round, I ain’t letting this chance slip by.
So, who is Joe Riis?

[Image Courtesy of Rapid City Journal]

Joe Riis is a wildlife photojournalist who completed his first feature for National Geographic Magazine when he was 26. He has won an Emmy in 2011 for his pronghorn cinematography which was featured in National Geographic Channel’s Great Migration series.

For more information on Joe Riis and his work, you can check out the following link: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/joe-riis/ and http://www.joeriis.com/

Here are some works of Joe Riis.

[Images Courtesy of Joe Riis]

Now, if you’re an amateur photographer like me and you want to attend this rare opportunity to learn from an expert like Joe Riis, here are the details for both the workshop and the seminar.

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

To sign up for either the workshop or the seminar, you will have to download the registration form from the following link: http://we.tl/23CIRniWef

Following which, you will then have to send the completed form to register@thisisanagram.com

The first 200 registrants will receive a confirmation email with the details of the event and 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.

In case you’re wondering, 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 200, 40 lucky seminar participants will get a chance to participate in a private photography workshop conducted by Joe Riis at the Singapore Zoo! At the private photography workshop, you will have the chance to get up close with Joe Riis as he shares his experiences, tips and photography techniques in capturing wildlife.

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


Melvin is an Entrepreneur, Life Coach, and Chinese Metaphysics Practitioner. He holds an EMBA and he is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for his unique combination of science, research, and spirituality.

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