Many people can take decent photographs. Few photographers understand how to edit, sequence, and present their work. These skills, taught by pioneering photo editor James Estrin of The New York Times, will enable you to be better visual storytellers and help you distinguish yourself from other photographers. Joining Estrin will be Brent Lewis, Business Photo Editor of The New York Times, and Elizabeth Krist, former Photo Editor at National Geographic.
In this intensive week-long workshop, you will learn how to edit and sequence photo essays and long-term projects. We will cover story structure and photo editing for presentation in magazines, books, exhibitions, or on the web. The workshop will also focus on how to market yourself and your stories.
Each participant will have the opportunity to register for a personal 90-minute editing session with Estrin on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon (July 21, 22, or 23), where he will review your portfolio and help edit any project.
Estrin will also share his advice for photojournalists in this time of COVID-19, including how to determine whether an assignment is essential, do pre-shoot assessment and preparation, follow best practice and vigilance during the shoot, and manage possible isolation after the shoot.
All content and instruction will be taught in English. All content and instruction will be taught live in Eastern Standard time. Recorded content will not be available.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced