The Art of Storytelling - Documentary Photography Workshop



November 28, 2015 - 9:00 am


November 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm


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Course Syllabus


This photography class is for:

  • Serious or amateur photographers who would like more ‘ideas’ of how and what to shoot, whether it is recording a family event, shooting their kid’s sporting event, or just having more fun taking pictures.
  • Photographers who would like to know how to capture the moment at ‘chaotic’ situation.
  • Those working in volunteer welfare organizations, working in areas such as, Health and Development, Events coverage, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Rights, to convey their message more effectively through photography.

What are covered?

  • Technical discussions will focus on how to use photographic tools in real-world scenarios to capture atmosphere and mood, while maintaining a sense of place;
  • Approach subjects and establish trust in order to photograph people in an intimate fashion;
  • Use form, lighting, and color in a sophisticated manner to communicate emotionally as well as editorially; Balance a personal point of view while respecting a subject’s situation; and use focused editing to reveal a story’s essential truth.
  • Thomas will share his own photographic techniques, such as his choice of cameras, lenses, lighting, strobes, and filters.
  • Post processing and arrangement of photos for exhibition or presentation.


Upon completion of the course, participants are required to submit a set of 6 mounted photos prints for assessment (size 8′ x 10′ or 8′ x 12′). Course certificates will only be awarded upon successful submission and grading of course works.


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