Writing and photography: online workshop
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
Ways of reading photographs, and writing about them.
Using photographs to generate writing.
Understanding ways of using text as part of, or with, images
Collaboration between photographers and writers.
This is a new course and the first time we have bought photographers and writers together so we will be looking for on-going feedback during the course
This course is for photographers wishing to exhibit and for writers wishing to use photographs. Please note it will not offer teaching on technical or practical aspects of photography, Photoshop, or montage techniques. The focus of each session will be on exploring ideas and approaches.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Different ways to combine text and photos and to incorporate photos in text
- Using writing to open up the meaning of images
- Exploring how photos affect or create memory and history
- Using photos to support different modes of creative writing
- How texts, particularly captions or titles, can change our understanding of an image.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Create new work which combines image and text
- Write new work exploring photographs
- Have increased confidence in your understanding of both writing and photography
- Photographers should have broadened their understanding of the way viewers might look at their images
- Writers should have broadened their understanding of the way photographs are made.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have some practical experience of either writing or photography and be prepared to experiment with either or both during the course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with workshops, short lectures, practical exercises, group discussion and handouts. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Digital arts, Graphics & Illustration and Photography.
There may well be exercises to continue to work on outside the class and photographers may want to put ideas into practice in their own time.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All students will need a notebook and/or paper. Photographers should bring a camera to use as a sort of notebook – so a phone camera will work well for this!.
The City Lit has a range of Digital SLR cameras, tripods and lenses which you are welcome to use during the hours of the class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HW001 Ways into Creative Writing
HW036 Developing Your Creative Writing
HW112 Developing Your Poetry
VY975 Photography discussion group with Shirley Read
VY783 Talks about photography
VY755 Exhibiting photography: a practical guide.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.