SFW Online

The Craft of Writing for Photographers

with Gina Rae La Cerva

June 2 - 30, 2021

Wednesdays; 9:30-11:30 am (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $550.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

There are many overlaps between the craft of photography and the craft of writing, and the ability to pair images with words can greatly enhance your photographic work. Writing may feel intimidating at first, but once you understand the basics, it flows easily.

To practice craft on a manageable scale, we focus on flash memoir, a literary micro-genre that encourages us to enliven our senses and emotions, identify moments of insight, and expertly magnify the small aspects of what it means to be human. By pairing our images with a piece of writing 3,000 words in length maximum, we are able to illuminate a deeper story of truth.

Gina Rae La Cerva covers the foundational aspects of good writing, including narrative arc, structure, sentence construction, timing, transitions, and character development. For extra support, she engages in a 30-minute, one-on-one session with each participant.

Whether you ultimately plan to write an introductory essay for a photo book, enhance your bio or artist statement, or simply create excellent image captions, this workshop helps you discover how enlightening and pleasurable writing can be—especially when you start small. In the process of constructing a piece of flash memoir, you find your creativity reinvigorated, both on the page and through the lens.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Open to photographers interested in this unique program.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30-11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting June 2 and ending June 30 (five online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.


Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.


View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.


Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
One-of-a-Kind, Writers Lab
about
Gina Rae La Cerva

Gina Rae La Cerva is an award-winning writer, geographer, and environmental anthropologist originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has researched tsunamis in Indonesia, crossed the Pacific Ocean on a sailboat, and traced the wild meat trade from the forests of the Congo Basin to the streets of Paris. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, was recommended by the The New York Times and named an Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2020. Her personal essays have appeared in Emergence Magazine, THE Magazine, Sage Magazine, and various compilations. Gina Rae holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Vassar College.

Website: ginaraelc.com

You May Also Like

White Sands, New Mexico: Capture to Print

with Tony Bonanno

March 29 – April 3, 2023

The Fine Art of Hand Coloring: Traditionally and Digitally

with Laurie Klein

February 6, 8 and 13, 2023

The Lyrical Photograph

with Sal Taylor Kydd

March 20 – 24, 2023

Digital Workflow for Fine-Art Printmaking

with R. Mac Holbert

March 27 – 31, 2023

Getting the Most from Your Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera

with Lindsay Silverman

February 14 – 24, 2023

From Memory to Story: A Memoir Workshop

with Molly Wizenberg

May 2 – 19, 2023

Environmental Portraiture in Natural Light

with Jeff Lipsky

March 30 – April 2, 2023

The Human Form: Exploring the Sensual Image

with Elizabeth Opalenik

April 27 – 30, 2023

The Urban Landscape: Chicago by Design

with Brad Temkin

May 4 – 7, 2023

Lighting the Editorial Portrait

with Joe Pugliese

April 20 – 23, 2023

How to Talk and Write About Your Work

with Jean Miele

January 30 – February 16, 2023

Photographic Storytelling: Long-Term Personal Projects

with Brian Finke

March 6 – May 15, 2023

with Gina Rae La Cerva

June 2 - 30, 2021

"*" indicates required fields

Hidden
Hidden
First Name*
Last Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Join the Waitlist!

This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.