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Finding the story – developing your voice


There is a story embedded in every journey. In this workshop we explore our many different experiences of travel and how we build an engaging visual narrative

Location: Open Studio Workshop Centre. Scotland
Dates: Oct 7–13, 2019
Cost: £1690
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How do we travel and how do we respond to the encounters along the way? 

When we look back, do our photographs communicate the intensity of our experiences or are they are poor reflections of those encounters, perhaps abandoned to a hard-drive or forgotten album? 

In this reflective and multi-layered workshop, we share our experiences of travel photography (journeys) and explore our responses to the world through the images we capture. Identifying the subjects that move each one of us, we consider what gets in the way of translating our observations into a compelling, vibrant and sometimes amusing narrative. We look at the opportunities presented by keeping a travel journal; how it might challenge us to think more deeply about the place we are in, and how on return this might help us curate our imagery in a way that engages others.

During the course of the week, Eddie, Linda and Adrian will be sharing various travel related photography projects with you, and will work with you on any material you bring from previous travel experiences.

We will also use the scenery and social history of this part of NW Scotland to explore your ideas and tell a story. You will be encouraged to define a subject that excites your curiosity, to hold that idea and pursue it photographically.

As we progress through the week you will also be printing a boxed series of postcard images that reflect your written thoughts and personal observations.