Giorgia, photographer and course tutor

Have you ever wondered what it takes to have a photo you’ve shot in a newspaper or magazine?

Photojournalism is about:

  • Finding the right opportunities
  • Anticipating and following a moment
  • Gaining the subject’s trust
  • Capturing a natural movement


Teens Photojournalism and Storytelling Through Photography is an exciting introduction to visual storytelling. Photojournalist and tutor, Giorgia, comes with not only professional skills as a photographer but also picture editing (selection)  experience with Magnum Photos – which means she knows what makes an image stand out enough to be selected!

Giorgia will guide Teens participants through a set of briefs aimed at understanding the process of creating a photo story. Over the course of four days students will learn about the photo essay and how to establish a clear visual narrative, to build a photo story as you might see in the weekend newspaper magazines.

Additionally there will be lessons in spotting photographic opportunities, storyboard preparation, non-intrusive documentary photography (how to photograph naturally, without interfering with the ‘moment’), winning the subject’s trust, photographing the actual shoot, and editing and presenting for audience. Giorgia will be referencing much of her own work and experience, so students will gain a first person’s insider knowledge of the process.

This course is designed to promote Teens’ confidence in using their cameras, growing their creativity and building their focus and own style.

Who is this for?
This is a very good general course, and Teens interested in a start or taster in photojournalism, media and communications will benefit from the exposure to both the material and practical of the week and working with an experienced photojournalist.

This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Level: Teens Beginners Plus and Intermediate

Max class size: 6


Summer holiday dates:
Monday – Thursday, 2:30-5:30pm (4 afternoons) £285

Mon 7 – Thu 10 Aug 2017 | Afternoons: Photojournalism and Storytelling Through Photography – Learn to Think like a Photo Editor


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