Organize your work into powerful visual narratives.

Date:  Aug 12-18, 2018
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee: $1195
Class Size: 14

Whether documenting a specific community, contemplating an interpersonal relationship, or capturing the highlights of a political or historical drama as it unfolds; visual stories have been a central theme in photography since its inception. Many photographers have talent yet lack basic understanding of how to creatively build a narrative out of their own images.

Using Maine as our sketch-pad, we will spend our week together, both photographing and in intensive critique.  We will look at the stories we come across in the social landscape and explore various ways to articulate our observations in a single frame, and in groups of images seen together in concert.

By learning how to implement various editing and sequencing techniques participants will gain a strong foundation of how to organize their work into powerful visual narratives.  We will consider how text, audio and video, and book design may support and/or expand our photographic practice.

The class will ruminate on how to develop images into coherent edits for portfolios, exhibitions, book projects, and clients.. Ultimately, our intensive week together will foster a deeper understanding of the visual story.

All image credit © Karen Marshall

 

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Instructor: Karen Marshall

Photographer Karen Marshall documents social issues. By focusing on the psychological lives of her subjects, she has worked on a series of visual stories that contemplate familial relationships and convey ideas about people and place within the cultural landscape.