April 17th-19th, 2020
Leica Store Boston, MA
74 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
Whether an amateur, professional or enthusiast, we share one important quality of photography; we are alone as we peer through the viewfinder. We frame and choose the instant alone, elevating a moment as the “best”, then offer it to a client, friend or loved one and hope for a glimmer of understanding.
This workshop provides the rare opportunity for a small group of students to come together with internationally recognized, award-winning and National Geographic contributing photographer, Lynn Johnson to explore the creative process of photography.
Emphasis will be placed on the concept of “working with intention” with a focus on critical skills of photographic image making, sensitivity to light, design of the frame, and the power of the emotional moment. Most importantly, we will discuss how to get “unstuck” creatively so you can advance your personal style and build visually driven projects.
Using Lynn and Elizabeth’s creative path in photography as a point of inspiration the class will discover the keys to creating successful visual stories as well as insight into the process used by National Geographic to evaluate, edit and develop projects.
Combing lecture, hands-on creative assignments and group critique, the mission of this class is to build a community of photographers who are curious, collaborative and passionate. This 3-day workshop is designed to serve anyone who considers photography part of their life.
• Exercises to help develop your creative eye
• Breakdown the elements of storytelling
• Finding inspiration in your own backyard
• Discovering lyrical moments in our everyday
• Advancing a passion project
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Designed with intermediate to advanced photographers in mind, this weekend will focus on shooting techniques, connecting with strangers and approaches to being both engaged and observational from behind the lens. This class will not cover basics such as operation and settings of the camera.
Owning a Leica is not required. A selection of cameras will be available for loan throughout the weekend.
$899 – Register before the March 9th and save $100.
Enrollment is strictly limited to 10 participants.
One scholarship will be provided. If you are interested, please send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your work and briefly describe why you are interested a what you hope to gain from workshop.
Currently enrolled students can qualify for a discount. Please send us an email with your details.
FRI: (1pm-8pm) Lecture, Student Introductions, Assignments
SAT: (10am – 5pm) Working in the field.
SUN: (10am – 4pm) Day of Editing, Lunch, Final Review and closing lecture.
A regular contributor to National Geographic, Johnson is known for finding beauty and meaning in elusive, difficult subjects—threatened languages, zoonotic disease, rape in the military ranks, the power of cannabis. She collaborates with the people she portrays to honor their visions as well as her own. At National Geographic Photo Camps, she helps at-risk youth around the world find their creative voices. At Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, she is developing a mentoring program that challenges master’s students to push past their comfort levels in pursuit of their own truth, frame-by-frame.
Johnson’s client list includes: National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Photo Camps, Ripple Effect Images, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Geo Magazine, Sports Illustrated, LIFE Magazine, and more.
A photo editor with National Geographic for over 20 years, Elizabeth Cheng Krist is currently editing a book and exhibition on China for them, and is producing stories for Magnum Photos. She curated Women of Vision. Krist has judged for The Fence, POYi, Getty Instagram, and the RFK Journalism Awards. Honors include POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. Krist has taught for Syracuse University, CUNY, Santa Fe Workshops, and Kalish. She advises the Eddie Adams Workshop and helped organize the first Women Focus event at the Newseum.
Photo: Rebecca Hale/National Geographic
Lynn Johnson image by Annie O’Neill