United Nations' photographer John Isaac shares his techniques for capturing compelling images of world cultures through the use of digital technology. From researching places and gaining access to story ideas and digital workflow, this workshop provides direction to photographers looking to improve their personal travel or assignment photography.
Daily lectures and discussions include working in the field, conveying the culture of a place through still imagery, utilizing a portable digital darkroom, and learning when strobe use in the field is advantageous. Students photograph various editorial assignments such as picture stories, portraits, single news photos, editorial illustration, and work with caption writing throughout the week. Students gain confidence in their ability to not only tell stories, but capture the essence of their subjects.
Participants should be comfortable using their digital SLR in AV, TV or Manual modes. Participants should bring a digital SLR camera and are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own laptop. Digital cameras are available for students if they do not have their own digital SLR. The Workshops' Digital Service Department processes student work each evening including contact sheets and work prints for the following morning's critique. Students should bring a portfolio of no more than ten images for review.
Students must submit a portfolio for review before acceptance, and should bring it on the first day of class.