School Holidays: Winter Photo Storytelling

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Explore your story through photography with School Holidays: Winter Photo Storytelling, for ages 13-16!

Over three days, participants will embark on a journey of self-expression, have discussions about crafting unique stories, and select themes to explore through photography. From understanding the basics of digital photography and studio lighting to going on interesting photo walks and learning how to express their themes through image-making, this three-day workshop is perfect for budding photographers to explore and express their ideas creatively.

The course will culminate in participants creating either a physical or digital storyboard collage revolving around their chosen theme or story, a small show-and-tell to the group and the optional possibility of including it on the PhotoAccess online gallery (with parent’s permission).

All cameras and equipment are provided! Kids can also bring their own camera if it’s in working order. Suited for ages 13-16 years old.

Dates & Times

Winter Photo Storytelling runs over 3 full days at photo access.

Wednesday July 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th, 9am-4pm each day

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Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT 2603


Day 1, Wednesday July 10th, 2024: Digital Photography

  • Thinking and talking about storytelling through photography
  • Given themes and keywords to start to build a story around
  • Digital basics with Canon cameras
  • Photo walk around Manuka Arts Centre & Telopea Park
  • Starting to edit and understand Adobe

Day 2, Thursday July 11th, 2024: Portraiture & Lighting

  • Setting up photobooth and understanding basic studio lighting
  • Taking photos with photobooth in line with their themes and stories
  • Continued editing and understanding Adobe
  • Starting to select a handful of images for final creation

Day 3, Friday July 12th, 2024: Creation of Project / Show & Tell

  • Finalising the selection of photos to use for story
  • Choice of making final story a physical collage or digital collage
  • Small presentation and discussion about final story creation, how their images achieve their themes
  • Optional: Putting students’ final creations on PhotoAccess online gallery with parents permission

What will be provided?

  • Digital cameras for use during photo walks and digital photography sessions
  • Laptop computers equipped with Adobe Suite for image editing
  • Studio lighting equipment and backdrops
  • Printing and any physical collage materials for final story creations
  • Snacks (fruit, chip packets, juice) – please advise of any allergies beforehand

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor photo walks and studio activities (hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, backpack, jumper or hoodie)
  • Notebooks or sketchbooks for jotting down ideas, notes, and reflections.
  • Personal digital cameras or smartphones for capturing images during the photo walks (optional, as cameras will be provided).
  • Lunch for each day
  • Water bottles and snacks to stay hydrated and energised throughout the day.
  • A USB flash drive or portable storage device to save and transfer digital images and projects created during the workshop (optional)
  • Any personal items or accessories that inspire creativity or enhance the photography experience, such as favourite photography books or inspirational images.

The Fine Print

Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Wednesday July 3rd, 2024. As a not-for-profit, our financial margins are narrow and classes require a minimum number of participants to run. In the event that PhotoAccess cancels a workshop, refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. If a class is postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule at a time convenient to enrolled participants.

PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days’ notice is given, PhotoAccess can offer a partial refund. Alternatively, enrolment can transfer to another workshop plus a $50 transfer fee. If less than 48 hours are given, no refunds or transfers can be given. Please note that memberships purchased in conjunction with a workshop enrolment are non-refundable.