In addition to the Saturday VII Photo Agency Seminar at the new offices of NPR in DC, on Sunday there will be four great workshops with iconic photographers.
Here they are:
Workshop One – Ed Kashi and Ashley Gilbertson
You will be working with your instructors to capture still images documenting a Sunday on the DC Mall. You will encounter tourists, protesters, homeless people, families, joggers and more…a tableau of America. After the workshop you’ll submit five images to Ed Kashi to be put on his blog and social media and, if you agree, an image on the VII Instagram feed.
Equipment: Anything digital – DSLR, rangefinder, point & shoot, iPhone or other smartphones. You must be able to load your images in the instructor’s computer to show to your group at the end of the day.
Workshop Two – Tomas van Houtryve, with Stacey Clarkson, Art Director at
You will explore where photojournalism meets fine art. Participants will be assigned to shoot photos to accompany a fiction, memoir, or poetry piece taken from the archives of Harper’s Magazine. They will edit and discuss their work with the instructors at the end of the day.
Equipment: DSLR and digital rangefinders; other equipment by approval of instructor. Must record images to CF or SD card so they can be read by instructors’ computers and displayed at the end of the day.
Workshop Three – John Stanmeyer and Sim Chi Yin
This workshop, led by VII photographer John Stanmeyer and VII Mentor Program photographer Sim Chi Yin will focus on iPhoneography. Students will explore communication, passion and storytelling with a camera that ironically has a phone in it, in a workshop publishing beyond the printed page. The workshop will also discuss posting and sharing photographs via Instagram and the value of sharing work from home and afar with a global audience nearly instantly.
Equipment: Apple iPhone using IOS 7.0 or higher, and these apps: Hipstamatic, Snapseed, Marksta, 645pro and familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc).
Workshop Four – Ron Haviv
How to Survive as a Photographer – Ron Haviv discusses preparing for the expected and unexpected when in the field and the studio. The discussion offers practical guidance and inspirational advice on getting out and back, while managing deadlines and other requirements. Ron tells how to plan for success, as well as to cope when the plans go wrong, with suggestions and anecdotes from 25 years of experience. Special guest lecturer Neal Jackson will discuss how to deal with assignment terms and contracts.
Equipment: Bring your notepad. This is a lecture by Ron, not a photographic workshop. Notwithstanding, it will be very interactive, so bring your questions!
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