Storytelling, a visual signature

Advanced documentary. For this course you will get assignments to do at home.

This course is suitable for you when you know the basic techniques and love to learn about content and context. This course teaches you how to develop a visual signature by realizing a personal story. There are some breaks so you will have more time to do the asignments.

Guus has been a teacher at the art academy for 25 years. He has a lot of experience, published many books and is always full of enthusiasm with photographic projects.

What is the difference between a beautiful photograph and a good one? How can you tell a story? What happens when you use various images? What about text? How can you tell without explaining too much? By exploration and discussion you will discover the answers needed.

Via various assignments the course participant learns how to tell his part of the story, because there is no such thing as a wrong vision or bad picture. It all depends on context and intended purpose. A topic helps to power up, or a word, or an idea. It all carries back by asking the right questions, while the challenge will be to answer with images, in pictures. That will be the core of the program: a journey with photographs that speak up for themselves (and so, for you), a report and fantasy at the same time.

The created work will be discussed, ideas are put forward, the work of other photographers shown, and photographs taken with a self-made pinhole camera. The course is designed as to put together a booklet during the final lesson to be printed online. It is therefore recommended to attend as many classes as possible, preferably all.

Making photographs is moulding the world around us into images, making her a bit more beautiful or ugly. You capture, manipulate or even portray reality, or write poetry about this world in your photographs. You can report, document or simply take a memory along. Photography is a means of expression, a medium, a language, and therefore a way to understand the world. Technique helps but is seldom the proof.

Lessons are every two weeks, this course is only once a year. If you are interested please let us know soon as possible.

Price € 375,-
Start date(s) Thursday 14 March 2019, every two weeks 19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 17 september, every two weeks
Location Keep the Moment Studio
Teacher Barbara Smeenk
This course consists of 8 lessons, every two weeks, check dates in calendar
Guus Rijven