There are more opportunities for photojournalists than ever before, but the simplification of digital camera technology means competition is fierce. Designed for anyone looking to make a living from photography, this course will help ensure you produce images at the highest professional standard.
Under the guidance of award-winning Guardian photographer and picture agency director Sebastian Meyer, you'll plan, shoot, edit and caption a series of assignments. After this, you'll then receive an in-depth critique from Mayer on your technique, composition and style. This is an unmissable opportunity to access invaluable personalised professional advice from one of the industry's most respected names.
Sessions will include:
- Insights into professional assignment photography: tips, advice and how to succeed
- Pratical assignments: each student will be given a professional-level shooting assigment to photograph, edit and caption
- In-depth one-on-one examination of work produced with the tutor, with advice on how to improve and next steps
This course is for you if...
You intend on becoming a professional photo-journalist. All students must have a full understanding of their Digital SLR and a laptop with Photoshop, be able to shoot comfortably in the manual mode and must know how to caption photographs.
Sebastian Meyer was born and raised in New York. In 2009 he moved to Iraq where he currently lives, working as a freelance photojournalist and editor of Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency. Sebastian's photographs have been published in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Telegraph, Guardian, Washington Post, and many other international publications. His documentary videos appear on Time.com, Guardian.co.uk. VOA, and PBS. He has won a number of awards including: Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project, and Documentary Category at the Exposure Awards.
Dates: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January 2014
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
Price: Early bird offer £399 (tickets limited)
Standard ticket £449 (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments)
Event capacity: 16
Dress code: There is no dress code for Masterclasses. Please dress however you feel comfortable.
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.