For the past four months, I’ve worked every night and weekend to complete a book that links my world of education and photography; the final project for my MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. My book is written for photo-educators and students and includes 67 lessons that start with the fun tricks of composition and build to larger photo essay projects. The type of camera and skill level do not matter, it’s all about hands on practice and building stories that connect with an audience.
My motivation came from seeing students with camera-phones yet few of them using a picture to ‘tell a thousand words.’ I’ve seen students working with refugees, recycling programs, low income housing projects, the elderly, animal rights groups, etc. These groups would benefit from a voice and with a little training, students could create photo essays that inform, advocate and inspire change. My hope is to someday teach this class I’ve created but for now I’ll start with the book.
The book is on Amazon (https://goo.gl/ltemiw) and can also be previewed as an eBook here: https://goo.gl/xLAsL6 Thank you for letting me share my book and I hope you can share it with photo educators as a resource for helping to connect students to this wonderful art form.
Please feel free to send me any questions or comments.