SFW Online

The Travel Portfolio as a Zine

with Jennifer Spelman

October 5 – 22, 2021

Tuesdays and Fridays; 9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $595.00

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

Our travel stories are already there, hiding in our hard drives. Moments recorded and waiting to be shaped into a thoughtful portfolio of images celebrating our international adventures. Join Jennifer Spelman to uncover your photographs from past journeys and polish them into a project ready to share.

Now is the perfect time to re-open these images and bring them to life in a supportive environment of photographers who are passionate about traveling with a camera. There is magic in community. Editing and sequencing tasks that seem overwhelming on our own become fun when shared together. The group meets online twice weekly for lively conversations and reviews of individual projects. Jennifer shares ideas on the art of creating a compelling visual story as the group explores how to craft a careful sequence of images. The energy from collaboratively brainstorming and shared feedback ensures that this virtual visit back to past adventures is a fun one.

The goal of The Travel Portfolio as a Zine is for each participant to create a unique project comprised of fifteen to twenty thoughtfully sequenced images. This collection of images is then designed into a PDF layout for a Blurb Premium Magazine — better known today as a “Zine.” These moderately-priced but beautifully printed, magazine-style format pieces are printed digitally and on-demand. Jennifer has found Zines to be the perfect format to self-publish pictures and stories that celebrate your adventures and connections to other cultures.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30-11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting October 5 and ending October 22 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 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 Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 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
Book Making, One-of-a-Kind, Travel Photography
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about
Jennifer Spelman

Jennifer Spelman is documentary photographer and member of the Jibaro Photos Collective. She is co-publisher of CubaSeen, a quarterly magazine showcasing photography and writing about Cuba.

Jennifer received her photographic training as an assistant with The Workshops, working with some of today’s most preeminent photographers: Jay Maisel, Norman Mauskopf and Joe McNally.

A sensitive photographer of people, Jennifer strives to create portraits with energy and insight. She is most at home on the streets of Havana and has worked with The Workshops across Cuba since 2011. Jennifer is a patient educator who has co- instructed with National Geographic Expeditions and taught workshops in Romania, India, Mexico and Japan, in addition to Cuba.

A popular workshop instructor, Jennifer is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Instagram: @jennifer_spelman

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