ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Over the course of 3 days we will be exploring the power of visual storytelling, the theory and practice of mindful composition, building photographs from ideation to execution, personal perspective, creativity, conceptual ideation, facing your fears, photographing your own family and managing the expectations of your personal and professional life.
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The days will be divided in half and the attendees into 3 separate groups. Each group will work with a different instructor each morning and then collectively we will gather after lunch for critiques and evening panel discussion all together.
Jenna is a documentary and wedding/family photographer based out of Victoria BC, where she works with her husband and they raise their small daughter. Her documentary work focuses on women’s issues and more specifically, the labour process. In addition to being professionally trained in photography, Jenna has a degree in Psychology, trained as a doula in 2011, and her birth work has been published internationally both online and in print. In addition to shooting, Jenna teaches documentary birth and family photography to photographers around the world and is co-founder of the Documentary Family Awards.
I am a former physiotherapist, mother and self taught photographer ,living with my family on a in rural Marlborough New Zealand. My photography focuses on my family and our environment.
I grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand, with a childhood barefoot ,wild and free. In part my photographic work pulls from my childhood freedoms and adventures that still exist so strongly in my mind.
Today we live on a small block of land where I strive to replicate this childhood for my children… it is here in our wild and wonderful surroundings that I endeavor to tell their story .. Life as it is.
Kirsten is a documentary photographer based in Denver, Colorado however her work brings her all over the world, from New Zealand to Dubai, Brazil to Canada, Italy to Hawaii. Although she has been shooting for over twenty years, it was teaching on Creative Live that really brought her approach to documentary family photography to the forefront as a desirable alternative to the traditional family portrait. Currently she divides her time between mentoring, private commissioned shoots, commercial work and personal projects. She is also a co-founder of the Documentary Family Awards. Despite the many accomplishments including being regularly featured on the Huffington Post, it is her role as a mother and wife to her daughter Byrdie Mae and husband street photographer Gregory Bethmann that brings her the most pride and joy. Well that and any Scrabble victory, which are countless.
3 full days with Jenna, Niki and Kirsten
snacks and drinks will be provided
meals and accommodations are not included
you will need a computer, hard drive, jump drive with a portfolio and a camera
All photos by Jenna Shouldice, Niki Boon and Kirsten Lewis