Travel Photography: Making it Work
One week intensive, Mon. - Fri. evenings and all day Saturday
Taught twice a year, in January and July
Many dream of turning travel photography into a profession. Part practical,
part aesthetic and part business, this course is geared to the serious
amateur on up to those interested in selling their work. Slide presentations
will emphasize the importance of developing a unique point of view
in order to best capture the essence of a place, along with tips for
bringing back memorable, original travel photos. Lectures and class
discussion will cover what to pack, equipment issues, gaining access,
approach, shooting restrictions while on location, and business/legal
considerations ranging from initial visas to releases, promotion,
pricing, licensing, funding, potential markets and the importance
of copyright, contracts, and negotiation. Guest photo editors will
provide perspectives from the other side of the light table. Students
are encouraged to bring a portfolio of their own work for analysis
Course limited to fifteen.
To register, go to:
http://www.icp.org, or call (212) 857-0001
Travel Photography: Aesthetics and Critique
Spring session: five week course, one evening per week
New York, with its scope, sophistication and diverse ethnic neighborhoods is a unique travel destination – and an ideal compact laboratory for aspiring travel photographers to hone their skills. Some photographers might shy away from taking portraits, uncomfortable with approaching strangers; others may have difficulty in composing an interesting landscape or still life. A successful travel photographer must be adept at them all. Each week presentations, assignments and critiques dealing with landscapes, interiors, still lifes, and portraits will challenge and encourage you to push your boundaries, move beyond your comfort level, and make the most of the creativity at your fingertips. Students are asked to bring a selection of ten of their travel images to the first class. Course limited to fifteen.
No prerequisite, but students must be fully familiar with the use of their cameras.
To register, go to: http://www.icp.org, or call (212) 857-0001