Documentary Photography in DC

Learn documentary photography in one of the most iconic and historic cities in the US, Washington, DC. Enhance your storytelling skills and create impactful visual images that earn you recognition. This two-day immersive experience is designed to elevate your photography skills, transforming your approach to capturing the essence of a place or issue. Led by a 2-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with three decades of experience, this course empowers you to effectively convey social issues and document societal problems through photography.

Throughout the program, you will learn the importance of great composition, the power of quality light, storytelling, and decisive moments. Explore advanced techniques such as layering, points of entry, and creating photo essays to effectively convey your message. Understand the purpose of documentary photography in showcasing or bringing attention to specific subjects or issues. With a mix of theory sessions and hands-on practice, you will gain invaluable insights and refine your skills to become a more skilled and versatile photographer.

Also, each participant we’ll get a free 30 min one-on-one portfolio/ review session. 

  • Cost: $890
  • Participants: Min 8 – Max 14
  • Date: Sept. 21-22nd, 2024
  • Where: Washington DC
  • What: Documentary Photography in DC

Learn documentary photography in this hybrid program of theory and hands-on experience in one of the most iconic and historic cities in the US, Washington, DC. Enhance your storytelling skills while learning how to create impactful visual images that will earn you recognition. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and political landscape of the nation’s capital, capturing the essence of its diverse communities, historic landmarks, and dynamic street life. This workshop is designed to transform your approach to photography, equipping you with the skills to convey powerful messages through your images.

  • A two-day immersive experience designed to elevate your photography skills.
    • Transform your approach to capturing the essence of a place or issue.
    • Led by a 2-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with three decades of experience.
    • Empower yourself to effectively convey social issues and document societal problems through photography.
    • Learn about the importance of great composition, the power of quality light, storytelling, and decisive moments.
    • Explore techniques like layering, points of entry, and creating photo essays to effectively convey your message.
    • Understand the purpose of documentary photography in showcasing or bringing attention to specific subjects or issues.

Theory Sessions

  • Spanning two 3-4 hour sessions.
  • Delve into the principles and techniques of documentary photography.
  • Learn about the importance of great composition and understanding the power of quality light.
  • Master storytelling and decisive moments in photography.
  • Explore additional techniques such as layering, points of entry, and creating photo essays.
  • Gain invaluable insights to enhance your photography prowess.

Hands-On Sessions

  • The second half of each day dedicated to practical application.
  • Hone newfound knowledge in real-world settings.
  • Receive guided practice and personalized feedback.
  • Refine techniques and navigate the dynamic landscapes of DC with confidence.

Outcome

  • Become a more skilled and versatile photographer.
  • Equip yourself with the tools and approaches to document any place or issue effectively.
  • Capture the vibrancy of African American culture, the perspectives of Midwestern visitors, and the excitement of school trips in DC.
  • Develop a new visual paradigm to create impactful images.

Empowerment through Photography

  • Effectively convey social issues and document societal problems.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of visual communication.
  • Shed light on inequality, advocate for change, and amplify underrepresented voices.

Recognition and Impact

  • Refine your skills and develop a unique visual voice.
  • Create photos that earn recognition.
  • Share your work through exhibitions, publications, and online platforms.
  • Make a lasting impact with confidence and capability.

Bonus: 

  • Each participant we’ll get a free 30 min one-on-one portfolio/ review session. 

Join Us

  • Embark on a transformative journey.
  • Elevate your photography to new heights.
  • Empower yourself to effect positive change through your lens.

 

Documentary Photo DC

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