Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Jeff Jacobson Intensive Workshop, Where Do You Stand?
The Julia Dean Photo Workshops in Southern California
Every photographer must answer the following two questions posed by the great Welsh photographer, David Hurn – where do you stand and when do you press the shutter? Of the two questions, the matter of where you stand is far more complex. Join photographer Jeff Jacobson in a workshop designed to explore the issue of movement, one of the most important and under-examined questions photographers face, and the issue of where you stand in relation to photography.
On Friday night, Jeff will show his work and review students’ portfolios. Shooting assignments will be given for Saturday and Sunday mornings. These assignments will be structured to help participants learn where they are standing and how and when they need to move. Physical aspects will be explored, such as standing close or far away, raising the camera to the eye or shooting from the hip, and moving so as not to disturb the scene. In the afternoons, each student will edit his or her work, followed by Jeff re-editing the imagery so each student can fully grasp the importance of the editing process.
In addition, Jeff will discuss the emotional, psychological and political questions concerning where you stand in relation to photography. Where do you stand creatively with your work? How do you make a living and what do you shoot for yourself? How has digital technology affected you? If you’re a working photographer, how do you feel about your clients? How are your photographs used and whose interests do they serve? This workshop will explore all of these questions and more in a weekend full of portfolio reviews, shooting assignments, editing and freewheeling discussion.
Dates: September 24-26
Workshop fee: $635
Class location: Venice Beach
Enrollment limit: 15 students