Every photographer claims to be a visual storyteller, but few master the true art of storytelling, which is the skill to tell stories with multiple photos. A single photo can tell a story, but only to certain extent. With multiple pictures the photographer has so many more options to tell his or her story. Creating a story with multiple images requires planning and an idea. It also calls for careful curation of the photos, so the story will be coherent and interesting to the viewer.

This workshop concentrates on developing a personal storytelling style with multiple photographs. There will be an assignment for every day and the aim is that by the end of the workshop you know how to build a series of 5-6 photos that tell a story. 

We will be there to guide you through the assignments and there will also be one-to-one sessions to make sure you are going in the right direction. We have chosen some truly interesting locations for you to photograph, so you would have enough visual stimulants to fire up your creativity. We accept only 10 participants to make sure we have enough time for everyone.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE 3 SPOTS LEFT

This workshop is for everyone who wants to become better at their photography and to become a better storyteller. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a more seasoned shooter, we can tailor the assignments for you individually. We only require that you know your camera and other gear well enough that you can operate them independently.

You should bring along your preferred digital camera and lens or lenses, but we have no specific requirements.

You’ll also need a laptop or other device to process and select your photos.

Any other gear, like a tripod, etc., is up to you. Bring whatever you think you are going to need.

What?
A photo workshop to develop personal storytelling.

Where?
Helsinki Finland, the most beautiful country in the world.
The classes happen in Sofia Helsinki in the heart of Helsinki.

When?
August 1.- 5. 2022, five days from start to finish.

How much?
€ 1999

Where can I sign up?
You can sign up here.

What is included?
This is included:

  1. Some dinners, (water included)
  2. All museum and public entrance fees
  3. Photography instructions from two photographers
  4. Photography discussions in private and in groups
  5. Image critique every day 
  6. A presentation about the day’s assignment each day. 
  7. Photography Assignments for each day

This is not included:

  • Airfare to and from Helsinki Finland
  • Travel to and from the Airport
  • Hotel and meals (except the ones that are) 
  • Travel insurance
  • If you choose to do something on your own, you’ll pay for it.
  • Any fees or charges that you incur as a result of you canceling this trip once you have made a reservation
  • If you decide to arrive early or depart late you’re responsible for all expenses

Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details.

Schedule
This is a preliminary schedule and small changes are possible.

Monday (August 1st)
12.00 Gathering
Introduction of the workshop 
First look at Your images
15.00 Photographing in the City
19.00 Welcome Dinner at Savotta (included in the price)

Tuesday (August the 2nd) 
8.30 Photo Critic (Your images from Monday)
Today’s assignment
12.00 Lunch (included in the price)
13.00 Photographing in Hakaniemi and Kallio Neighborhood
First 1-on-1 critics

Wednesday (August 3rd)
8.30 Photo Critic (Your images from Tuesday)
Today’s assignment
12.00 Lunch (included in the price)
13.00 Photographing in Suomenlinna Fortress (island)
1-on-1 critic during he day
18.00 Dinner at Suomenlinna Brewery Restaurant (included in the price)
21.00 Back to the mainland.  

Thursday (August 4th)
8.30 Photo Critic (Your images from Suomenlinna)
12.00 Lunch (included in the price)
1-on-1 sessions continues
13.00 Photographing in Pasila Neigborhood
15.00 Photographing in Uutela Natural Park in Eastern Helsinki
18.00 Back from Uutela

Friday (August 5th)
8.00 Photo Critic (Your images from Thursday)
12.00 Lunch (included in the price)
13.00 Optional trip to The Museum of Photography
Afternoon
Free time to photograph in Helsinki and preparing the set of images for the final dinner image show
18.00 Final Dinner (included in the price) and Image Show

Where can I sign up?
You can sign up here.