When I was a kid, there was this cardboard box hidden away under my mom and dad's bed. Inside that box was the story of my childhood. Shot on my mom's 35mm point and shoot and developed at the local Kmart 1 hour photo were hundreds and hundreds of 4x6 prints that show me coming home from the hospital after I was born and eating an ice cream cone for the first time. There are pictures of me asleep in my car seat in my parents old car that I don't remember. I'm wearing heart sun glasses and a puffy snow suit because winters are super cold in north western Indiana. There are pictures of a Christmas that we put our new kitten in a Barbie VW Beetle that my sister got as a present. So many birthdays and days at the park. My grandparents are young, my cousins are all around me, and my parents - they are the age that I am now. Countless days I am able to relive regardless of my having no memory of them.
I believe in embracing the clutter, the chaos, the craziness that makes up your every day life and documenting it authentically. Don't wait for a holiday to document, start by remembering this day - this stage in your family's life. This is your story, your children's story, right now. You don't have to own top of the line equipment to capture the personality of your children and show them what they were like when they were little.
In this basic course in documentary photography, we will cover:
- How to use the camera that you have now to capture your everyday
- What equipment I use and why
- How I approach documenting my own children
- Basics of composition, light, storytelling
DAY ONE (9am to 12pm tbd)
The Beauty of Everyday
Your Camera & Shooting in Manual Mode
My Equipment & How I Use It
Basics of Composition
Basics of Light
DAY TWO (9am to 12pm on tbd)
Group Homework Critique
**This course will take place in Norfolk, VA and be limited to six (6) seats to allow for full participation and feedback.
Workshop Cost - $250 // $100 Deposit required to reserve your seat with the remainder due on the first day of class.