Documentary Photography & Visual Storytelling | May

Documentary Photography & Visual Storytelling

Date  | Thursdays May 20 & 27, 2021

Time  |   6PM-8PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)

1070 Bannock St.,  Denver, CO 80204

Cost  |  $132 Non-Member   $120 Members

Instructor  |  Zena Ballas

Skill Level  |  All Levels

As humans, it is our instinct to be storytellers. Documentary Photography is all about depicting humanity by freezing moments in time, whether they are important historical events or representations of everyday life. With a single snapshot, you can reveal something essential about the people and events portrayed. In this two-part workshop, you will discover how to capture vulnerability within dynamic environments and gain insight into the raw emotion of visual storytelling. Increase your understanding of mood, composition, and authenticity without distraction. Learn how to hone your style and create aesthetically pleasing images by combining visual elements, all while capturing the story you’re destined to tell!

The first evening, we will review the history of documentary photography and environmental portraiture including how various styles and perspectives can create the whole mood for a story. After the first class, you will be given a photo assignment to capture images based on what was reviewed in class and send in your best photos to review on the second day. The second evening will consist of reviewing the student’s images, discussing techniques, and continuing the material for the rest of the workshop.

Materials needed

  • Camera
  • Paper and pen for note taking