MAY 11-17, 2019 – FULL
Additional dates to be announced.
$2900 per person
- Instructors: Jaymi Heimbuch and Morgan Heim
- Learn how to build a conservation story from concept to publication
- Work alongside a nonprofit partner for hands-on experience in collaboration
- Get plenty of shooting time and one-on-one instructor time thanks to a small-group setting
- The week-long intensive ends with a public exhibit of your work!
An ideal workshop for anyone passionate about conservation issues, storytelling, and making a difference with your photography! This 7-day workshop teaches you the skills necessary to pull off a project and get your work in front of publishers.
With over 25 years of combined experience in photography, editorial and publishing fields, Heim and Heimbuch will walk you through a conservation photojournalism project from start to finish.
You’ll begin with meeting a nonprofit partner, spend a week storyboarding, shooting, processing and editing your story, and end with a public exhibition of your work!
The workshop is limited to just 6 participants, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity for one-on-one time with instructors.
What You’ll Learn
During your week-long course, you will learn conservation photojournalism techniques essential to building a story, including:
- Information gathering
- Working with researchers and collaborators
- Crafting compelling compositions
- Post-processing strategies
- Editing a powerful portfolio
- Writing a pitch for publications
- Meet with our nonprofit partner and learn about their work
- As a team, build a story angle and shot list
- Shoot both as a group and solo in the field
- Participate in nightly image critiques and technical workshopping
- Build your own pitch and portfolio to put in front of an editor
- As a team, edit a portfolio of work to display in a public exhibit on the last night of the workshop
Registration includes lodging for 7 nights, catered lunches and dinners (except dinner on the last night), and printing and materials costs for the exhibition. Registration does not include travel costs to and from Newport, Oregon, or transportation during your workshop.
Each participant receives their own private bedroom in a large and beautiful house located two blocks from the ocean. After a full day of shooting, we will gather in the house common areas for workshopping and presentations in the evenings.
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon registration to confirm your space in the workshop. To keep your space, 50% of the remaining registration fee is due at least 120 days before the workshop. The total balance must be paid in full at least 60 days before the workshop.
Upon registration, you’ll be provided with additional forms and information, including payment options, additional workshop itinerary details, travel suggestions, resources for car rentals, what to pack and what to expect during your week-long workshop. In short, everything you need to prepare for an amazing and fun week of conservation photojournalism!