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The 2013 Summer Sessions at the Visura Lodge

Photo Editing & Post Production Workshops in Stowe, Vermont

Presentation is vital to a photographer. This includes editing, sequencing, writing a personal reflection, design layout and final presentation. These are essentials to the success of your project—whether it is a photo essay, portfolio, multimedia, book or exhibition. In addition, it is becoming crucial for photographers to learn how to create an online presence.

This 3-day intensive workshop aims to pair two photographers with a guest editor through one-on-one and group sessions focused on the editing, sequencing, and/or layout of a project. The guest editor will share his or her knowledge and experience to consult the photographer with the goal of furthering their personal project. Additionally, photographers will meet with Graham Letorney, FotoVisura’s web-producer, for a consultation on how to further their online presence.

Inquiries & Registration: info@fotovisura.com

Guest EditorsScheduleSession ItineraryCostsAdditional Information


  • July 1-4: Myles Little, TIME. Talk at Helen Day Art Center on July 1st at 6pm
  • August 13-16: Elizabeth Krist, National Geographic Magazine
  • August 27-30: Whitney Johnson, The New Yorker
  • September 10-13: Sara Terry, The Aftermath Project
  • September 17-20: Niko Koppel, The New York Times

Myles Little

Associate Photo Editor, TIME
July 1-4

Myles Little has been an associate photo editor at TIME since 2011. He produced TIME’s “Ideas” issue and the cover of “The Cult of Apple in China” for TIME International, which won the SPD Silver Medal for Cover Illustration 2013. In addition, he curates photography exhibits and has lectured on photography here and abroad. He previously edited photos at Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME.com and Conde Nast Portfolio.com.


Elizabeth Cheng Krist

Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
August 13-16

Elizabeth Cheng Krist is a senior photo editor for National Geographic. Before coming to the magazine in 1994, she worked at Asia and Fortune. She grew up in Saint Louis and graduated from Princeton. With her colleagues, Elizabeth has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts, and she has judged competitions for Kodak, Nikon, NPPA, College Photographer of the Year, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She has curated exhibitions in Washington, D.C., and Athens, Greece, and has reviewed portfolios at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, Eddie Adams Workshop, and Review Santa Fe. A few years ago Elizabeth received a fellowship from the International Reporting Project.


Whitney Johnson

Director of Photography, The New Yorker
August 27-30

Whitney Johnson is the Director of Photography at The New Yorker where she oversees the photographic vision for the print magazine, digital editions, and website. She contributes regularly to the magazine’s photography blog, Photo Booth, and is an adjunct professor at New York University. Previously, she worked at the Open Society Foundations, coordinating a grant competition for photographers and the Moving Walls exhibition.


Sara Terry

Founder, The Aftermath Project; 2012 Guggenheim Fellow
September 10-13

Sara Terry made a mid-career transition into documentary photography and filmmaking after nearly two decades of work as an award-winning print and public radio reporter. Since that time, her work has focused mainly on post-conflict issues. Her long-term project about the aftermath of Bosnia’s war, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace” led her to found The Aftermath Project, a non-profit which supports photographers covering the aftermath of conflict and creates publications and curriculum on post-conflict and visual literacy issues. Her first documentary. She was named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography for her current long-term project, “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.”


Niko Koppel

Photo Editor, NY Times
September 17-20

Niko Koppel works at the New York Times where he has written, photo edited and designed since 2006. He is currently a photo editor for the Metro section and he previously edited the Sunday Metropolitan section. In 2014, Niko was awarded National Press Photographers Association’s Best Of Photojournalism competition’s Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year. 


The FotoVisura Lecture Series

Location: The Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont
Sponsors: FotoVisura Inc and The Helen Day Art Center

Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 6pm
Description: Myles Little discusses the contemporary visual culture from the perspective of an award-winning photo editor at TIME Magazine.


Plus Members: $1,395.00
Standard Members: $1,495.00
NON FotoVisura.com Members: $1,595.00
Session, include accommodations, breakfast, lunch & transportation from and to the Airport
Without Accommodations: $1,395.00 (Members & Non-Members)
Students with Standard or Plus membership: Please contact us for a discount.

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Session Itinerary

Tuesday/Wednesday: Arrival

Wednesday: Meet with Graham Letorney to establish goals & schedule consultations.

Thursday: One-on-one Sessions with Guest Editor

Individual sessions:
Morning: 8:30am-10:00am (Photographer A); 10:30am-12:00pm (Photographer B)
Afternoon: 1:30am-3:00pm (Photographer A); 3:30pm-5:00pm (Photographer B)

Friday: One-on-one and Group Session with Guest Editor

Individual session: 8:30am-10:00am (Photographer A); 10:30am-12:00pm (Photographer B)
Group session: 1:00pm-4:00pm
4pm: Session ends

Saturday: Departure. Photographers can stay Friday night for Saturday travel plans.

Additional Information

CAPACITY: 2 photographers per session

LOCATION: Stowe, Vermont.
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REQUIRED MATERIALS: 300 to 500, 5×7, physical prints to edit, sequence and/or layout.
Adorama Prints / Costco Prints / Wallgreens Prints

OPTIONAL MATERIALS: Camera, laptop, and hard drive.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Each photographer will have a private suite with full bathroom. We encourage participants to bring tennis shoes, hiking boots, bathing suite, road bike, mountain bike, tennis rackets and any other outdoor gear. The Visura Lodge sits on Mt. Mansfield State Forest and has direct access to miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as a pool and tennis court.

The Visura Lodge, Stowe VT