Guided by Arlene Collins, learn to channel your inspiration and artistic expression while producing thoughtful imagery that clearly communicates your photographic narrative.
Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1350
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10
There are many innovative approaches to storytelling and in this workshop, you will learn to channel your inspiration and artistic expression while producing thoughtful imagery that clearly communicates your narrative.
Whether you are a fine art photographer conceptualizing an idea, a documentary photographer telling personal stories, or a photographer of any stripe wanting to create a portfolio of images that distinctively come to life, the process can be daunting. This workshop will guide you in identifying and defining your goals while you create structure and conceptualize your storyline.
Through formal lectures on the visual narrative, editing, and sequencing for impact, image critiques, on location demonstrations, plus practical information and tips about specific shooting situations including working with your subjects to gain access, shooting in low-light and challenging lighting situations, you will learn to tell your compelling stories to a larger audience.
Attendees are encouraged to investigate and develop their passion for creating original content and the takeaway of this workshop is concretizing your vision.
Note: Students should bring their own laptops.
Instructor: Arlene Collins
Arlene Collins specializes in documenting remote cultures and changing civilizations around the world. She currently produces and leads international photography workshops, consults privately with a number of clients, and lectures in the United States and abroad. She has created several long-term photography essays, including Boxing in New York City, Moscow, and Bangkok, and essays on the Rodeo in New Jersey and Voodoo in Western Africa. In 2018 she was the American curator of The Silk Road Photography Biennial in Tianshui, China, where she also exhibited her photographs from her travels along the Silk Road and she participated in a number of panels with international photographers. She has photographed in more than 65 international locations including North Korea, Iran, Pakistan and Chernobyl, Ukraine. In addition, Arlene has led intensive workshops to Armenia, Argentina, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, the Republic of Georgia, Greenland, Iran, India, Kamchatka in eastern Russia, Laos, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nunavik in the Canadian Arctic, Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Tibet, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.