In this 4-day (Thursday-Sunday) workshop with award winning photographer Susan Burnstine you will explore your Personal Project from concept to completion. During the course of this workshop students will idenitfy their unique intent, style, and meaning which will provide the tools to create a long-term body of work.
Fine art photography translates ideas into images, and images into a voice. But how do you transform your personal vision into a meaningful body of work?
Irrespective of the genre – be it landscape, still life, portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary – authenticity and emotional connection is the root of every image we create. And defining what we want our work to convey is a skill that needs to be honed and nourished.
Through classroom discussions, written and location exercises, critiques and portfolio reviews, students will be given the tools to articulate their vision and uncover a meaningful long-term body of work. We will also discuss practical topics such as long- term project development, statements, portfolio editing, marketing, publishing, and exhibitions.
Upon conclusion of the class, students will achieve a deeper connection to their own artistic voice, a clearer understanding of what they wish to communicate through their photographs and a pathway toward a meaningful long-term body of work.
• A DSLR
• Memory cards
• A flash drive
• Laptop computer to process shooting exercises
Participants will prepare their portfolio presentations in advance (approximately 15-20 images) in digital form. Each participant will receive an email with detailed instructions from Susan closer to the retreat.