February 21st, 2011
This is a nice way to spend your summer! For photography enthusiasts, there is a documentary photography workshop by Alex Baluyut on March 5 and 19. Read on…
LEARN FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERTS | Documentary Photography
March 5 and 19 (9 a.m.-12nn)
with a photo trip on March 12
This workshop takes an introductory look at how images are used to tell stories. It will equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to produce a photo story.
The workshop, which combines lectures and hands-on sessions, will deal with the following topics:
· Definition, history, context, and purpose of documentary photography
· Conceptualizing your story
· Elements and techniques to maximize the impact of your story
· Gaining access to your subject
· Shooting your story
· Editing and sequencing photos for your story
The participants will gain experience in doing actual documentary projects under the guidance of Alex Baluyut, an experienced practitioner in this field. After the lecture, a photo assignment will be given to immediately apply new techniques, practice new skills, and encourage creative experimentation.
During the photo trip, the mentor will give additional field shooting tips.
As a culminating activity, each participant will present his or her photo story. This will not only provide an opportunity for participants to review their work in class but also gain insights from the mentor and co-participants.
· Working knowledge of digital photography
· Digital SLR camera
· Tripod and other accessories, optional
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City (across The Peninsula Manila)
Alex Baluyut is a lecturer on the history of photojournalism at the Ateneo de Manila University-Asian Center for Journalism. He also manages Raw File Images studio. He has worked for Ad Photo Studio, Associated Press, Ang Pahayagan Malaya, The Manila Times, Agence France Press, Sigma Photo Agency, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, On-Asia Photo Agency, and the International Herald Tribune.
Joining fee and discount
P6,000 inclusive of handouts, meals, transportation, and certificate. Cash or check payments are accepted at the library or through a BPI bank deposit. Payment through BPI EPS and major credit cards are also accepted.
Due to the limited number of available slots, interested participants are requested to register on or before February 26 by paying at least P2,000 (nonrefundable; full payment is due on the first day of class). An early bird discount of 5 percent will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline (except for credit card payments).
For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph.