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12 Photography Masters

Learn from 12 top National Geographic photographers: William Albert Allard is an award-winning photographer and writer who has contributed to National Geographic since 1964. Stephen Alvarez is an award-winning expedition photographer and filmmaker who has worked with National Geographic since 1995. Ira Block is an internationally renowned, award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker who has produced more than 30 stories for National Geographic magazine and its affiliates. Jodi Cobb has worked in more than 65 countries, documenting closed societies and disappearing cultural traditions. She has spent more than 30 years as an award-winning National Geographic staff photographer. Annie Griffiths is an award-winning National Geographic photographer and the Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images. Ed Kashi is an award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker and educator whose work is frequently featured by National Geographic. Michael Melford is an award-winning photographer who specializes in travel and landscape photography. He has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years. Cory Richards is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, specializing in adventure and expedition photography. He frequently contributes to National Geographic. Jim Richardson is an award-winning photographer, specializing in landscapes, global issues, and rural life, who has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years. Joel Sartore is an award-winning photographer who has contributed to National Geographic for more than 25 years and lectures to audiences around the world. Steve Winter is an award-winning wildlife photographer specializing in big cats. He has worked with National Geographic for more than 20 years. Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer specializing in regional photography. He has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years.
1 Classes

Abby Dodge

Abigail Johnson Dodge is a two-time James Beard-nominated and IACP-winning author, baker, food writer and media personality. A longtime contributing editor to Fine Cooking magazine, Abby is the author of 10 cookbooks, including "The Everyday Baker." Her recipes and articles have appeared in dozens of cookbooks, publications and websites. Along with regular appearances on TV and radio, Abby teaches popular baking and cooking classes nationwide. For more information, visit her website, AbbyDodge.com.
2 Classes

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. She is the first person to receive the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to sewing and corsetry! Alison runs the School of Sewing and is the author of the best-seller "The Sewing Book," with more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide, as well as "Dressmaking Step by Step." Alison participates in many sewing shows and writes regularly for sewing magazines.
9 Classes

Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is a baker, cake decorator and stay-at-home mom. Ever since she created her now immensely popular blog, iambaker, Amanda's passion for baking, decorating and photographing her delicious creations has only grown. Amanda's sweet treats can be found in 1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies, and Cakes and her own book, Surprise-Inside Cakes. Her desserts also have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and in the December 2010 issue of Brides Magazine.
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Amber Kelley

Winner of "Food Network Star Kids," Amber Kelley is devoted to showing young chefs how to cook delicious, healthy meals. She has been recognized by Michelle Obama at the White House, as well as by the Disney Channel’s “Make Your Mark” series. Amber is the host of a popular YouTube channel, blog and now cookbook: "Cook With Amber" (Running Press, 2018). Besides cooking, Amber enjoys volleyball, ultimate frisbee, music, hanging out with friends and spending time with her family.
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Amber Spiegel

Amber is a graduate of the Baking and Pastry Arts Program at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. She's also a former cake and cookie decorator at Wilton Industries. Today, Amber runs her own cookie business, SweetAmbs. She enjoys teaching cookie decorating through video tutorials, in-person classes around the world and on Craftsy. Amber's work can be found in magazines such as InStyle, Cake Central and Brides, as well as on numerous blog and websites.
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Amy Gibson

Amy Gibson is a passionate designer, writer and instructor who caught the fabric bug as a little girl in 4-H. Her quilts can be found in myriad magazines, at the Denver Art Museum and in her books "The Quilt Block Cookbook" and "For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Everyday Living." As an instructor, her knowledge and enthusiasm earned her a nomination for 2014 Instructor of the Year from the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals. She lives in Denver with her husband, two devious twin boys, two beautiful daughters, a rambunctious husky and her fluffy feline photo assistant, Miss Adelaide. Keep up with her latest adventures at StitcheryDickoryDock.com.
6 Classes

Andrea Wong

At the age of 7, growing up in Brazil, Andrea Wong learned a fast and efficient way of knitting that had no name. She dubbed it Portuguese knitting. Now Andrea lives in the United States and travels all over to teach Portuguese knitting at a variety of events. She's been teaching it for more than 12 years! When Andrea isn't teaching, she loves to design. That's how her business, Andrea Wong Knits, was born. You can see patterns from Andrea on her company's website and in a variety of popular knitting magazines.
3 Classes

Angela Walters

Angela Walters, the host of our YouTube series "The Midnight Quilt Show," is a longarm quilter, teacher and author of several books, including "Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters" and "In the Studio with Angela Walters." Her quilting journey began with her husband's grandfather; together they made her first quilt – a nine-patch that is still on her bed today. Thousands of swirls, feathers and parallel lines later, Angela has turned her love of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on modern machine quilting.
23 Classes

Ann Budd

Ann Budd learned to knit as a child after her father brought her family to the German-speaking part of Switzerland during a one-year sabbatical. She went on to study science in college and ended up with a master's degree in geology. Through it all, she continued to knit and eventually switched careers to become an editorial assistant for Handwoven magazine at Interweave Press. Today, she's a book editor, knitwear designer and the author of the best-selling "Knitter's Handy Book" series.
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Anna Mason

Anna Mason is a watercolorist specializing in big, bold, botanical subjects. After making a huge career change to paint full-time 10 years ago, she's been honored with an RHS Gold Medal for Botanical Art and the Grand Prize by International Artist Magazine. In recent years, Anna has made it her mission to teach her unique watercolor techniques in an easy-to-understand way by contributing to Artists & Illustrator Magazine in the U.K., writing The Modern Flower Painter (Search Press) and teaching on Craftsy.
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