One of the most common and frustrating aspects of any artistic pursuit is when you end up stuck in a rut. In this workshop, you’ll work closely with New York Times Food Photographer, Andrew Scrivani, and a small group of photographers at various stages in their careers to up-level the projects you are able to land and learn the production methods necessary to nail these larger, higher stakes projects. Andrew will help push you out of your comfort zone and find what works for you to take your work to a higher level.
Andrew’s workshop will address common concerns that photographers of all professional levels face, including:
In session one, Andrew will assess your creative and professional wants and needs through structured, meaningful discussions about artistic intention and purpose. He’ll then craft an assignment as if he is your editor or creative director. Assignments will be chosen based on the challenges you want to tackle and your skill level. You’ll complete and submit the assignment before the next meeting.
In session two, Andrew will share feedback for the group, based on themes that emerged during his review of the assignments. He’ll offer more guidance based on the strengths and weaknesses demonstrated in assignment one and then craft a second assignment (or deepening of assignment one) for each participant.
In session three, Andrew will review the body of work each participant has generated over the course of the workshop–– then provide his assessment of your individual work through personalized feedback. This will allow you to gain valuable experience as you push your creativity and technical skills without the high stakes of professional performance on the line.
Throughout the workshop, you will not only engage with a seasoned professional photographer and instructor; you also will learn from other attendees. There’s power in doing this work in a small group setting of just 15 photographers. Each person will benefit from hearing the challenges, assignments, and critiques personalized for the other participants and build a creative community that can help you shake the creative blues and reawaken your inner artist.