Art on a Deadline: The Editorial Portrait

David Hobby | Confident Beginner

Need to learn how to swim? Nothing motivates you quite so fast as getting thrown into the deep end. That's what you can expect in this small-class workshop.

Environmental portraiture is the bread and butter of photojournalism. Before founding, David Hobby spent more than 20 years as a staff photojournalist for a variety of newspapers in the United States. During that time he completed over 10,000 editorial photo assignments, many of them environmental portraits. You'll get the benefit of his experience in this class, which is designed to teach you how to think on your feet photographically.

Spread out over two days, you'll spend the first half-day in the classroom before heading out on a series of tightly structured assignments. Any visual artist knows that the secret to creativity is working under tight restrictions, self-imposed or otherwise. Not to worry -- you'll get plenty of constraints. The assignments will closely track real-world jobs, with controlled subject matter, shoot times, durations, context -- and real deadlines.

After each assignment, you'll edit and caption a select image and we'll work through the results as a class. You'll get tips, tricks and techniques to refine your approach -- and then head back out for your next shoot. If you have ever wondered what you could accomplish (and how you would improve) under the pressure of an editorial deadline, you'll find out here.

Two-day workshop

What you should bring

- Your charged DSLR,
- SD/CF card,
- Card reader.
- Lenses that cover a range of wide to medium zoom (35mm-70mm),
- Your laptop with editing software (Adobe Lightroom or Bridge, or Apple Aperture, or any other viewer)


About the Instructor
David Hobby

Hobby's informal teaching style draws upon his experience of photographing over 10,000 assignments over 20 years to make learning how to master your small flashes not only easy, but also fun.

Limited Spaces

Sunday, February, 7 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday, February, 8 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Booking Closed
Who Should Attend

You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure.

You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

This session is limited to 12 students only

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