This class is aimed at those who already have a basic knowledge of photography, know how to make single images, but are keen to embark on a larger body of work, develop their visual language and sharpen their practical, technical and conceptual skills. It is an opportunity to learn how to tell your stories through images by working on a long-term photography project under a mentor. Participants will be encouraged to create new bodies of work – from conceptualizing and shooting to editing and sequencing to create a narrative.
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Day 1: Introduction to narrative photography
Day 2: Conceptualizing a project
Day 3: Shooting on the field
Day 4: Editing and sequencing
Day 5: Critiques of student work
Day 6: Developing the project
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
Aparna Jayakumar, 33, is a photographer from Mumbai now based in Doha. She was a student of Art History and Photography at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Italy and Greece. Previously, she studied Photography, Film and Psychology in Mumbai. She was nominated for the international photography award Prix Pictet in 2009. Her work has been published in Monocle, Christie’s Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel+Leisure, BBC TopGear and other publications. Sh e has shot for brands such as Hermès, GEOX, Qatar Airways, Vodafone, Ford, Cadbury's and publicity stills for films with directors such as Mira Nair, Sooni Taraporevala and Vishal Bhardwaj. Ja yakumar taught Photography to media students at Sophia College, Mumbai from 2009-13, and has been an instructor at the Anjali Photo Workshops for the children of Cambodian NGO Anjali House. She founded the Bombay Photo Club and ran photography events in the city featuring photographers from the world over.
You can see her work at www.aparnaphoto.com