During many years of running workshops, one of the common challenges we have seen participants face is how to edit and sequence their work, how to approach editors, how to manage their workflow and understand how to archive their images for professional use. In short, how to make the transition into becoming more professional in your photographic practice.
The “How to be a Working Photographer” workshop proposes to look at these questions in details. To guide you over these three days, we have invited Magnum photographer Emin Özmen and photo editor and curator Cloé Kerhoas to join us. Individually and as a duo, they will take you behind-the-scenes of their practice and share insights and guidance on how they have worked successfully in collaboration and for clients.
We will look at workflow (what happens after you’ve taken your images) and post-production, we will study how to create convincing pitches and look for funding, and on the last day, we will spend the whole session talking about editing. Editing is a highly subjective art, which, when mastered, will enhance your story, give depth to your images and lead to a greater impact on your audience.
Participants should come prepared with questions on how to organize their archive, the use of Photoshop or Lightroom softwares, how to pitch to commissioning editors and fund projects. They should also be able to supply one body of work which will be used on the last day for the editing and sequencing exercise.
“The combination of Emin and Cloé was just perfect. Both passionate about what they do and very sincere and gracious.”
This workshop offers:
- An overview of an organised workflow
- Post-production exercises
- Guidance on how to organise a photographic archive
- Guidance on how to prepare a pitch
- Guidance on how to write funding applications
- Editing and sequencing lab
- Group portfolio reviews
Please note that the same workshop will take place twice:
Friday 03 – Sunday 05 September 2021
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 September 2021
Day 1: Emin Özmen (6 hours – from 2pm GMT onwards)
– Lecture by Emin Özmen
– How to prepare for an assignment + How to develop ideas for a personal project
– Shooting tips + Post production (Photoshop)
– How to organise an archive
Day 2: Cloé Kerhoas (6 hours – from 2pm GMT onwards)
– Workflow (continuing from the previous day lecture)
– The importance of captions and text
– How to pitch for magazines
– How to write funding applications
– How to build a network + The importance of websites and social media
Day 3: Emin Özmen + Cloé Kerhoas (6 to 7 hours – from 2pm BST onwards)
– Editing exercises & Group portfolio reviews
Moderated by Sonia Jeunet, Magnum’s Programme Manager.
Applications for scholarships are now closed.
Participants’ feedback (from the March workshop):
“A massive thank you for your insights and advice on the Working Photographer course. I really appreciated your openness and honesty. It was very obvious that you really wanted to help people develop themselves.”
“Thank you so much for hosting the Magnum How to be a Working Photographer Workshop. It was so inspiring and helpful to hear your stories and learn from your experiences. The advice you provided about pitching, networking, and how to improve my photographic skills was very insightful and will help me find clear direction in my career as a professional photographer.”