ON THE DAY
Venue: 1st floor, 32 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA
Tel: 0207 0 333 555
Dates: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October 2009
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
HOW IS THE COURSE TAUGHT?
The two day course is taught in small groups (no more than 6 people). You will learn how to choose the correct types of images to ensure the story gives the reader the most interesting and insightful experience possible. The small numbers allow for discreet street photography and personalised tuition.
Everyone will gain something regardless of his/her specific approach or technical level. The workshop will combine concise classroom tuition and outdoor adventures, with an emphasis on putting into practice the skills gained immediately - supported by helpful guidance, care and attention.
You will carry out three challenges designed to exercise different techniques, practice new skills and encourage creative experimentation. Individuals will have the opportunity to pursue the ideas and techniques that most interest them with as much guidance as is required.
There will be opportunities to review the work in class and gain valuable insights from your peers.
View the full course outline - please note, this is a guide and if some material is not covered on the day it will be found in the course notes provided.
Your workplace may pay for the workshop if it fits training requirements
Solid practical skills for professional or personal use
Great peer to peer experience in East London
Small groups and personalised tuition
Free entry to a Shoot Experience public event (conditions apply)
BEFORE THE DAY
WHAT IS IT?
The Documentary Photography workshop (previously Photojournalism workshop) takes an introductory look at how to use images to tell stories. The course will equip you with essential skills needed to produce a photo-story including structural elements and techniques to heighten the impact of stories as well as tips on getting access to your subject, analysing photography and basic multimedia production. During the course you will work on a documentary project including research, shooting, use of text and editing.
PRICE: The course costs £200
WHO IS IT FOR?
You are interested in a journalism career or you already write stories/blogs/features.
You are interested in a career as a picture/photo editor.
You are a writer, film maker, or artist interested in learning how to better use images and multimedia to tell stories.
You have previously completed one or more of the other Shoot Experience workshops and are looking to take your skills to another next level.
You love documenting the world around you, have ideas and projects but find yourself missing the technical depth or experience to realise them.
If you have answered yes to any of the above then this workshop is for you!
WHO WILL BE TEACHING THE COURSE?
You will be in the capable hands of our very own Grace Pattison who has been judge and photographer at Shoot Experience events since 2006. Grace has an MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster and was most recently Web Editor for Foto8.com. Grace is currently working for the London International Documentary Festival and Shootbank.
You will need your own camera and know its basic functions and capacities. This course is suitable for both beginner and intermediate level photographers, but the focus is more on story-telling than technical skills. Cameras can be provided on the day if necessary.
You will have had a fantastic two days, unearthing the secrets of great story telling and the power of imagery to enhance them.
You will receive personal feedback from Grace and advice on how to continue improving your skills.
Your course notes will be a constant source of information as you begin to hone your skills.
You will receive free entry to your next Shoot Experience public photography treasure hunt to try out your new skills.
We also offer photography workshops for SLR or point-and-shoot cameras as well as photo retouching, ask your tutor on the day for details.