Photo by Mark Edward Harris
Photo Essay: The Picture-Driven Story with Mark Edward Harris (Online Learning)
- November 21, 2020
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online Learning Class via Zoom
If a single picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the value of a well planned and executed photo essay. This workshop explores the creation and sequencing of images in the tradition of the great photo essayists from W. Gene Smith and Gordon Parks to Mary Ellen Mark and Sebastiao Salgado.
Designed for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, this hands-on course gives participants an in-depth look at both the creative methods and practical aspects for creating a photo essay. Students will develop skills to produce extended photographic narratives, exploring the process of producing sets of imagery that conveys a story or idea having little written narrative support. Photographs will be analyzed not only for their stand-alone creative content but also for their ability to introduce dynamic sequential transitions and conclude a picture story with maximum visual effect.
Course topics will include defining a point of view, key images in a photo essay, learning how to edit one’s own work, photographic ethics and creative and technical support. Marketing photo essays and self-book publishing – completing the project – will also be discussed.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at firstname.lastname@example.org.