During the Winter sports season, Foxcroft School will be offering a Photojournalism Winter Workshop as an option to pair with another non-competitive sport. This workshop will run from DEC 3 - FEB 21, TUES & THUR @ 4:00-5:30pm. It is limited to students that are either currently enrolled in or have previously completed a semester course in Photography and/or Yearbook. Students are expected to work between 3-5 hours per week to equal 30-40 hours by the end of the 8 week winter season.
Photojournalists are storytellers. This workshop will focus on developing new skills in both camera technique and visual communication. Weekly requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
- Learn the art of storytelling through photography
- Gain the skills to translate experience and what you see and feel into photographs
- Examine the intersection of art and journalism to discover ways to express both an artistic and narrative perspective
- Understand what makes images visually, artistically and historically significant
- Explore methods, ethics, and opportunities for storytelling and journalism
- Develop a visual vocabulary through the study of important photographers and photojournalists
- Gain technical photography literacy
- Participate in diverse field exercises
- Expand the classroom out into the school and greater community
- Photograph Foxcroft School sporting, academic, and student life events both on and off campus (see assignments below)
- Experiment with a range of shooting modes and camera equipment
- Develop professional editing skills utilizing Adobe Photoshop
- Provide detailed documentation of assigned work (4-5 hours per week)
- Upload image files onto Vidigami, tag faces, and write photo captions
- Preparing photographs for individual and group critiques
- What discoveries have you made during this workshop? About your camera? About photography careers? About yourself?
- What aspects of this experience have been the most rewarding?
- What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
- What most got in the way of your progress, if anything?
- How well do you feel your contributed to telling Foxcroft's story through photographs?
- What did you learn were your greatest strengths? Your biggest areas for improvement?
- What moments were you most proud of your efforts?
- What would you do differently if you approached this workshop again?
- How will you use what you've learned in the future?