Valerie Jardin and Chris Marquardt

Session description

Learn and grow by setting limitations and working on a photo documentary project in your hometown. Valérie will show you how your hometown, small or large, can give you truly rewarding photo opportunities that will help you grow as a visual storyteller. She will walk you through the practical andcreative process of this new project, how limitations will enhance the learning experience and muchmore. You will leave this session with renewed energy and creativity! Film photography and its inherent limitations are often seen as a great creativity booster for digital photographers who find themselves in a rut. In this session, Chris will add an unexpected angle to this.Learn how the order of decisions that lead to your final photo are very different when working withfilm and how that has a profound impact on your creative process. At the end of this session, you willhave a new appreciation for one of the biggest strengths of film photography.

What you will learn:

  • You don’t have to travel far to find amazing photo opportunities that will help you grow as a photographer.
  • Setting limitations before you start the project will enhance the growth, the experience, the meritand the result.
  • The order of decisions in your workflow matters more than you think. You will leave this sessionwith new skills, ideas and impulses that you can transfer to your digital photography.

Gear Needed: 1 camera, 1 lens. And for Chris’ assignment: your most simple camera (preferably film,but a smartphone will do in a pinch)

Review session: Wednesday, September 2, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

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