Visual Storytelling

Saturday 5th March 2022 10am-2pm

£85 pp.

8 people maximum.

What is visual storytelling? Essentially it is communicating a story through one or more images. You look at the image(s) and you can see why the photographer took the photograph(s), what they wanted to say and how they felt.

Leo Tolstoy defines storytelling in this wonderful quote:

"It should be utterly infectious, where it infects the viewer with feelings he or she has lived through, so that other people are infected in turn by these experiences." 

If you want to move beyond snapshots and create images that really connect with people then you will love this workshop! It's a photography skill that I am fascinated by and driven by. And it doesn't require expensive cameras and lenses. You see the story and capture it, not the equipment you're using.

This workshop begins with a  “classroom” session to cover the basic camera skills (phone or camera) and to talk about the components of a good story. There will be a practical session outdoors in the picturesque setting of The Farm Club at Pickmere Lake.

 Here’s an idea of what will be covered:

  • Basic phone and camera skills (if you are looking for more detailed workshops in these areas check out the other workshops I offer).
  • The role of light in visual storytelling.
  • Some core composition rules and how to see an image before you take it.
  • Story telling elements and how to use them.
  • How to do simple edits using freely available software.

The venue:

The Farm Club is a gem of a location overlooking the stunning Pickmere Lake. We will meet in the Cafe in the barn and then our classroom session will be in a natural light filled studio . There is access to the lake where you can practise your newly acquired skills.

Included in the price of each course:

  • A digital copy of the course material.
  • A home made light lunch and refreshments*.

*First tea or coffee is complimentary. Further drinks can be purchased from the cafe.


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Your tutor

Hi, I'm Jane and I'm a professional photographer and tutor. I've liked photography since I was a teenager but now I absolutely love it! It's such a wonderful skill to be able to create photographs that tell a story, really connect with people and often become a precious memory.

One of my favourite quote is from David Alan Harvey, "Don't shoot what it feels like, shoot what it feels like." And that's what I will show you how to do in this workshop.