Matthieu will help students strengthen their storytelling skills while using photography as communication media. . Matthieu Paley is a French photographer and regular contributor for National Geographic. He is best known for his work documenting communities in the western region of the greater Himalaya: the Karakoram, the Hindukush, and the Pamir Mountains.
Week 1:History of Photography
* Meet the facilitator Matthieu Paley. * Review at Evolution of Diet Series Assignment: take as many pictures of whatever you like in your world, and show us your number 1/best shot
Week 2: Building a Story
* Review your best images, receive feedback and discuss how to build a story based on those shots for your final project. * What is storytelling? * What makes a strong photograph (composition, light, emotion)? Assignment: review inspiring resources and critic work of Magnum Agency and National Geographic. Select one picture you like and one you do not like. Tell us why?
Week 3: The Art of Editing
* Review and critique of previous images shot by students, and look at sets of images - minimum 5 different images. * The Art of editing * Review at Chris Anderson & Magnum Work Assignment: Continue working on your project and do your final editing. Think about what is the outlet of your story (what format, Instagram, slideshow, magazine, your own website, etc.)