Finding Your Voice

David Alan Harvey

Level: Photography - Advanced

Sat, Mar 02, 2013      13:30-20:00
Sun, Mar 03, 2013      10:00-17:00
Mon, Mar 04, 2013      10:00-17:00

Note - this workshop is limited to 10 students

There are two kinds of musicians, those who play other people's songs and those who write & play their own music. In photography if you're going to reach the highest levels and set yourself apart, you have to be writing your own music, you have to be thinking & expressing your own ideas. You have to have something that's a little bit uncomfortable when you're trying to tell the story.

In this workshop we will focus on story formation, visual literacy, and personal vision. You will be mentored to find your own voice to say what you want to say, to look deep inside your own soul and then figure out a way to say it. David will not teach you how to use your cameras but will teach you to play the camera with your senses rather than the rules. He will lead the group through a daily program of solo shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers. 

Who should attend
This workshop is aimed at photographers who are dedicated to pushing their own personal photographic boundaries, including both professional and emerging & amateur photographers. 

What to bring
Please come to class with a photo project idea you're passionate about or have started working on. Please bring all the pictures you have for this project or at least some reference pictures from other photographers or the internet related to your idea in any way. You must bring some material to the class. You should also bring any supporting materials, e.g. project background, artist statements etc.


I have read and agree to the following Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation & Exchange Policy:

  • Before Feb 15, 2013:
    • Exchange: You can exchange your workshop with another GPP2013 workshop subject to availability and it should be the same or a higher value. If the workshop you choose is of a lesser value, then you will only be entitled to 70% of the difference.
    • Refund: You can get a refund of 70% of the workshop value.
  • Between Feb 15 - 25, 2013:
    • Same as above, except you will get only 30% of the workshop value refunded to you.
  • After Feb 25, 2013:
    • Sorry, folks – no refund or exchange after this point.


  • I accept that I can use the images I take during the workshops arranged by Gulf Photo Plus for my personal portfolio and NOT for commercial purposes without a signed model/location release.
  • I agree to provide all the photographs I take during the workshops to the GPP team member at the end of the workshop for:
    • Models, Make up artists and stylists to use in their portfolios and for personal promotional purposes (not commercial sale or use).
    • To Wardrobe providers to use to promote their provided collections
    • To locations to use in promoting their services & venues
    • To gpp to use to promote its services

Insurance Waiver

  • The organisers of Gulf Photo Plus are diligent in their delivery of a safe workshop and event experience. Organisers, instructors and supervisors of workshop venues (private and public) take all due care in arrangements of the workshops and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of registered Gulf Photo Plus participants, models and volunteers. Participants will be advised of any unusual health and safety requirements at the commencement of workshops and are expected to adhere to these rules.
  • Participation in the workshops is entirely at the participant’s own risk and any right to claim compensation for any accident, injury, loss or damage to self or equipment is waived. In particular participants accept full responsibility for their equipment against loss or theft, and acknowledge that they use the lighting equipment and travel provided by private buses to location shoots at their own risk.
    Students under the age of 18 will be required to bring a letter of consent from their parent/guardian to be presented at time of registration.
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