The Next Step 1 with Aline Smithson

Tuesdays, September 24th - October 29th, 2013, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a resume, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. The work of a new and established fine art photographers are studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.

Students in previous classes have gone on to win international photography awards, have exhibited work in solo and group shows, created websites and produced new bodies of work.

Participants completing this workshop are encouraged to enroll in The Next Step 2 (offered in January, 2014). Upon completing The Next Step 2, all students will partake in a group exhibit held at the Julia Dean Gallery. See more at: http://www.ssreg.com/juliadean/classes/classes.asp?courseid=16634&catid=3286#sthash.luiVEg5N.dpuf