Dates: April 5 - May 17 (no class 4/19)
6 Sessions: Tuesdays 7pm-10pm
Enrollment limit: 12 students
This six-week class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a resume, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. Each week, the work of a new and established fine art photographer is studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.
Students in previous classes have gone on to win international photography awards, have exhibited work in solo and group shows, created websites and produced new bodies of work.
Participants completing this workshop are encouraged to enroll in The Next Step II, offered each year in January. Upon completing The Next Step II, all students will partake in a group exhibit held at the Julia Dean Gallery. Open to all levels of photographers who want to take their work to the next level.