Documentary Photography Toggle

6-week workshop in Helsinki – € 250

This workshop is for intermediate/advanced amateur photographers who want to learn how to tell a story with their images. During the course participants will analyze the different elements needed when telling a story through a single image or through a sequence of images. At the beginning of the class, students will choose one topic, according to their ideas and interests, and will work on it throughout the duration of the course. They will go through all the stages needed to create a photographic story: choosing the subject, defining and establishing a strong relationship and connection with it, developing the key elements needed in storytelling, and editing and presentation of their images. Group critiques and discussions are the core elements of this course.
Equipment needed: camera, laptop ( if owned)
Prerequisite: this is not a technical course, therefore a solid understanding of camera operation is required

Dates 2018

Summer Dates coming soon

Where: Simonkatu 8, 2nd floor (Forum Building)

Register and pay here

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About the Instructor

Barbara Balzaretti was born and raised in Milan, Italy. After her university degree she moved to New York for a master in photojournalism and worked there as a freelance photographer and photo editor for some of the top New York City photo agencies including Tom Keller & Associates and Corbis. She has also worked in advertising and film as producer in the US and Europe. She now lives in Finland and is the founder and director of the International Photo Center.