STORYTELLING: NARRATIVE / SEQUENCE / BOOKMAKING

photograph: Tony Fouhse

photograph: Tony Fouhse

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Every picture tells a story, but when photographs are carefully sequenced and presented in book form, their narrative potential explodes.

This intensive 10-week master class will teach you how to shoot and present projects in ways that take advantage of photography’s unique capacity for storytelling. Students will start the class with nothing but an idea and finish with a book of their photographs. That book, rather than being merely a random collection of photographs, will tell a story, and that story can be anything, from the literal to the emotional.

This is a practical workshop. Students will learn how to shoot, edit and sequence photographs in ways that will expand their approach to, and understanding of, photography. Each participant will come with an idea of what they want to photograph and Tony will give suggestions on ways to shoot the project to allow for maximum narrative potential. Every week we will look at the progress of each story. Students will learn how to add complexity and nuance to their shooting. The importance of discovery and following tangential threads will be stressed.

The final few weeks will be spent shaping each project into book form. Concepts of layout, pace and content will be investigated and then each book will be completed and printed (on demand). The students’ books will be presented at a social event open to the public, allowing each participant in this master class to show their work and connect with other photographers.

Tony Fouhse is an internationally recognized photographer and photo book publisher. His work has been exhibited across Canada and in Europe and the USA and is held in local, national and international collections. His personal projects have been featured by the New York Times, the British Journal of Photography, American Photography, Time magazine Vie des Arts and CV Photo, amongst others. He received the Karsh Award for Photography in 2010.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Students must have their own film or digital SLR camera and laptop computer with Photoshop CS4 or later installed. If shooting film, purchase their own film and processing. Small work prints will also be required. Thirty-day trial versions of software are available to those who do not have Photoshop installed. 

PREREQUISTES: As this is a master level course, proficiency with camera techniques and Photoshop are expected. Enrolment is limited to ensure one-on-one attention.

Registration
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(613) 562-3824
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STORYTELLING: NARRATIVE / SEQUENCE / BOOKMAKING
MAY 25 - JULY 27, 2014
MONDAYS 9 AM TO NOON 
10 SESSIONS: 30 HOURS
LOCATION: SPAO
TONY FOUHSE
LEVEL: MASTER | $525.00

CLASS CANCELLED