Workshops

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The purpose of these intensive three-day workshops is to help you understand the aesthetic, emotional, and narrative aspects of photography as storytelling. Our focus is on refining your abilities to tell effective visual stories and help you discover your unique visual language through hands-on, practical exercises, personalized working critiques and instruction for photographing how people exist within their communities.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Photography and the Visual Narrative

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The emphasis of this workshop is on learning and practicing skills that help photographers document their own families and communities.

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The Streets of San Francisco

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It's the people we pass on the street that can affect our lives as easily as we can affect theirs. Our challenge is to slow down, reconnect with people and our environment, and make photographs that move beyond the stereotypes about your community and present your own visual narratives.

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One on One

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One on One work sessions are a great way to identify and expand your unique visual language, improve your skills and learn to communicate with larger audiences.

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Via Skype

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These customizable work sessions are designed around your needs and your photographs. Before our time working together we will tailor an itinerary to address your goals and photographic level.

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The Streets of Las Vegas

© Emilio Banuelos, 2013

Our challenge is to slow down, disconnect from our pods, and reconnect with people and our environment. You are encouraged to make photographs that move beyond the stereotypes and popular images of your communities to present your own visual narratives.

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Finding Your Style, Telling Your Story

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We will discuss ways to use the camera to give voice to a community by approaching people, building relationships, and making insightful images in their natural environment with our workshop focus on photographing, editing and sequencing as the key elements in achieving meaning and determining what we say with the personal narratives we create.

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The Streets of San Francisco Workshop

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It's the people we pass on the street that can affect our lives as easily as we can affect theirs. Our challenge is to slow down, disconnect from our pods, and reconnect with people and our environment. You are encouraged to make photographs that move beyond the stereotypes and popular images of your communities to present your own visual narratives.

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San Francisco Strangers

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Black Boots Ink is about the curiosity that makes you walk into a new situation. It is about wandering in the company of strangers, about stopping, walking, working, protesting, progressing–it is about all of us.

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