May 3 & 10, 2013
Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
This workshop will equip you with a range of skills and insider knowledge in order to pursue photojournalism as a career or a serious hobby.
The multi-faceted workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of photojournalism, its principles and techniques in addition to in-class presentations given by a number of working photographers/photojournalists.
This workshop is limited to 10 spaces only and will be conducted at Gulf Photo Plus in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.
This course will help students understand what is needed to make high quality, meaningful photojournalistic imagery in today's market. Students will learn how to shoot, edit and file under time constraints through 'real world' assignments.
Some of the areas covered will include:
Unique insights from industry insiders
In addition to sharing his own indepth, invaluable, professional knowledge and experience, RJ Mickelson will bring in a host of local photojournalists (newspaper, wire and magazine) and have them discuss their personal and professional work from around the UAE. They will cover how they approach their subject matter, how they keep up on learning new skills and what they are currently pursuing in the region.
Confirmed speakers for the May 3 & 10 class:
The National Staff Photographer Silvia Razgova
The National Staff Photographer Christopher Pike
Freelance Photojournalist / Documentary Photographer Farah Nosh
Freelance Sport Photographer Jake Badger
'Real Life' Class Assignment
Finally, each student will be given a specific local assignment at the end of the first evening of the workshop. They will have a filing deadline that evening for their work (similar to an actual, real-world assignment). RJ will organize the submitted assignments in a presentation and on Day 2 of the workshop will edit the work and provide a constructive critique as a group.
Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in being able to tell stories with their camera and aspires to be a documentary photographer or photojournalist. Interested candidates should have a good grasp of how to use their cameras and have competent knowledge of camera functions and settings.
What should you bring?
Bring your notebook and your portfolio in a USB drive/iPad/computer to share with the instructor and others for critique and review.