The Visual Narrative, Your Story Workshop

Dates: September 27, 2020
Location:  Online
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Event: Photoville Workshop
Editing: Shannon Simon, Lauren Steel, Sarah Leen, Elizabeth Krist

The Visual Thinking Collective will present a free online workshop for Photoville, geared toward the mid-career photographer. Presentations by Shannon, Lauren, Sarah, and Elizabeth will focus on building editorial skills and will consider an array of issues, including the elements of the visual narrative, researching and pitching story ideas, exploring your photographic identity, sustaining and editing long-term projects, marketing your abilities, and working with clients.

Visual Narrative and Your Story
Members of the Visual Thinking Collective will present a workshop geared toward the mid-career photographer. Presentations will focus on building editorial skills and will consider an array of issues, including the elements of the visual...
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Project Reviews with the Visual Thinking Collective

Dates: September 27, 2020
Location:  Online
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Event: Photoville Project Reviews
Editing: Lauren Steel, Sarah Leen, Shannon Simon, Elizabeth Krist

Visual Thinking Collective members Sarah Leen, Shannon Simon, Lauren Steel, and Elizabeth Krist will critique submitted visual projects in smaller breakout groups for Photoville. Twenty-four photographers will be divided into random groups and will have an opportunity to discuss their project with one of the editors. Others in each group will have the opportunity to listen in.

Applications will be reviewed and accepted by the Photoville team.

To register click on the link below: 

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Elizabeth Krist: Photographing with Intention, with Lynn Johnson

Date: October 1-4, 2020
Event: Photographing with Intention: A Weekend Masterclass
Instructors: Lynn Johnson and Elizabeth Krist

This workshop provides the rare opportunity for a small group of students to come together with award-winning National Geographic contributing photographer Lynn Johnson and editor Elizabeth Krist to explore the creative process of photography.

Emphasis will be placed on the concept of “working with intention,” with a focus on critical skills of photographic image making, sensitivity to light, design of the frame, and the power of the emotional moment. Most importantly, we will discuss how to get “unstuck” creatively so you can advance your personal style and build visually driven projects.

Leica is offering one person a scholarship for the workshop, as well as student and military discounts. 
Photographing with Intention: Lynn Johnson & Elizabeth Krist – Online – October 1st -4th, 2020 - Leica Akademie USA
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Sarah Leen, Lauren Steel, Elizabeth Krist: Eddie Adams Workshop

Date: October 9-11, 2020
Location: Online
Event: Eddie Adams Workshop
Team Leader: Sarah Leen    

Reviewers: Lauren Steel, Elizabeth Krist

The Eddie Adams Workshop is a tuition-free photojournalism seminar for photographers at the start of their career, who submit portfolios for consideration. One hundred participants selected solely on the merit of their pictures team up with top professional photographers and editors for a gathering that includes assignments, portfolio reviews, and presentations. The Workshop began in 1988 with the goal to redress the exclusivity of professional opportunities by accepting students based on their demonstrated skills, and not on their ability to pay tuition. The all-volunteer faculty and staff, many of whom are alumni, are passionate about the mission and donate their time and expertise. The Workshop, with chief support from Nikon, has an unparalleled history of nurturing talent, exchanging ideas, and building relationships.  

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Elizabeth Krist: Your Work and Its Audience

Dates: October 18-24, 2020
Location:  NYC
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event: Workshop and Editing
Editing: Elizabeth Cheng Krist

In this workshop, participants will gain insights from a diverse range of industry experts on advancing their project towards targeted presentation. This includes researching your topic and finding its audience, working to edit a project to its strengths and present it to potential venues, publishers, and other constituencies.
Author, educator, and mentor Mary Virginia Swanson will be the lead faculty member, presenting a series of illustrated lectures that will broaden your industry awareness on a range of key issues. Topics discussed include the evolving editorial market, the challenges to the traditional gallery market, identifying new buyers for fine prints and licensing rights, understanding exhibition venues to maximize opportunities, and the role publications can play in promoting your work. Additionally, she will meet with each participant to help identify appropriate audiences for their work and discuss how to effectively market to them.

At the start of the workshop, Swanson will be joined by award-winning photo editor Elizabeth Krist for a 2-day editing session of students’ work. Through classroom talks and interactive demonstrations, you will learn the nuances of editing your photographs. Krist will work with each participant to edit images brought to the workshop, helping you to reveal the heart of your project.

Mary Virginia Swanson's photography workshop “Your Work and Its Audience: Making the Match, NYC 2020 — La Luz Workshops

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