This intensive two-day workshop is designed to help you understand the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of photography and visual storytelling. We will create an opportunity for personal photographic exploration that allows you to learn skills that will enable you to document your community using your unique voice. Each day is divided between classroom instruction, personal and group critiques, and photography fieldwork. In the first part of this workshop, students will be making images that look closely at the people and environment in San Francisco’s downtown neighborhoods. Participants should be prepared to photograph intensively with a sense of visual curiosity and instincts in order to extend the limits of their approach to visual storytelling. The second part of our workshop will focus on editing and sequencing as the key elements in achieving meaning and determining what we say with the personal narratives we create. Both amateur and professional photographers interested in honing a more intimate connection and expression in their photography and projects will benefit from this intense workshop experience.

PRE-REQ: Beginning photography experience
BRING: Digital or film camera, one lens (35mm to 50mm range), multiple memory cards,film, laptops (day 2), hard drive for storing your images, notepad and pen.
INCLUDES: Based on previous students suggestions, we are now including a one week pass to our computer workstations, group darkrooms, and film processing. We highly encourage any film photographers to take this class and use our facilities! Please note this pass does not give access to scanners or printer workstations.

DATES: Sat and Sun, 10a-5p, Apr 30 and May 1

Tentative Schedule
10:00am – 11:00am – Fill the Frame
11:00am – 12:00pm  – Group Fieldwork – On location with Emilio
12:00pm – 1:00pm -Morning Break
1:00pm – 2:00pm – In Your Community, Building your Narrative
2:00pm – 5:00pm Fieldwork – On Location Improving your Images

10:00am –11:00am – Editing, Organizing and Finding Your Vision
11:00am – 12:00pm The Visual Edit by participants with Emilio
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Break
1:00pm – 2:00pm-  Editing for the Visual Narrative, Building Your Story
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Participant final edit for Story.
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Presenting your Work

 Workshop Cost: $275
Early Registration: $250