Photographers often receive great pleasure from making single, discrete images when inspiration and opportunity strike. But by creating a body of work that contains a series of images, we can engage more meaningfully with the process of storytelling.
Over six online sessions, commercial and fine-art photographer Andrew Southam guides and supports participants while he illuminates the steps for producing a successful multi-image project. We begin by discussing examples of worthy, coherent projects and then consider subjects that encompass workshop participants’ own work, special interests, and passions.
Andrew addresses crucial topics such as crafting a clear statement of intent before embarking on a project; using thoughtful sequencing of images to create momentum and bolster your storytelling; refining your editing techniques; and describing your work eloquently through text and powerful titles.
We also consider different ways of sharing photo projects, from web platforms to books and social media. Each session finishes with an assignment that furthers your individual project, and throughout we focus on finding just the right tone for your work.
You come away with new photographs and the confidence to apply the skills that propel your projects forward. Join Andrew and discover the myriad ways that a focused and compelling photographic series can reinforce your vision and purpose.
Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.
Class will meet 9:30 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting November 28 and ending December 15 (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.
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.
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.
Andrew Southam is an Australian photographer and director now living in Los Angeles. He began his career over 30 years ago, photographing the Australian National Ballet and the Sydney Theatre Company. Andrew’s portraits and fashion photographs have appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, US, French Elle, Vanity Fair, GQ, and the American and British editions of Vogue. He has contributed advertising images for Google, Netflix, Uber, Starbucks, The Gap, ABC Television, Disney, Hilton Hotels, Toyota and the Ford Motor company.
Mary Kay Schilling, Executive Editor of Entertainment Weekly, says of Andrew’s photographs, “I love the positive energy they have. They are always beautifully lit, while still capturing his subjects individuality and spirit. That’s a balancing act of psychology and talent that few could pull off.”
His work has been exhibited in the Australian Portrait Gallery and garnered awards from the American Society of Publication Designers and Photo District News.