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Mobile Photography Workshop: Storytelling Series With Sion Fullana And Anton Kawasaki – Coming Soon

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The STORYTELLING SERIES is a trio of intensive, 10-Day online workshops focusing on capturing compelling images and telling your best stories using only a mobile device. In these workshops you will learn the mechanics of how to tell a great visual story with a single photograph, as well as in a series of photos. 
 
These workshops are brought to you by well-known mobile photographers Sion Fullana and Anton Kawasaki — who have been capturing daily street life/portraits and documenting the world around them for years. Sion & Anton are often asked about their process, style, and approach to taking photos. They are also asked what apps they use, how they take candid photos of strangers without them noticing, and countless other questions about their craft. The answers to these are often hard to explain in just a quick reply on Instagram or Twitter, and deserve a more in-depth and personal analysis.
 
Talking about what makes a photograph “work” is very difficult to explain using rational logic/judgement, as Sion and Anton work in a more intuitive, empathic, and emotional way. “What makes you connect? How does something/someone make you feel? What attracts your eye and compels you to take a photograph of that subject in that precise instant? What story do you want to tell? What emotion do you feel in front of a scene that you may want to transmit in your photograph?” Working these concepts can really make you change the way you see life and how you interact in the world — how you look at things, how you feel things.
 
These workshops will set you on your way to improving your photographs and stories, and will ensure the images you capture are more significant for you to keep. These courses are perfect for beginners who are just starting out with shooting on a mobile device, but are also great for intermediate/advanced photographers who want to strengthen the storytelling in their images and get more meaning and impact out of the photos that they take. 

 

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Each 10-Day course includes:
 

  • Compelling photographic and writing assignments that will make you rethink how you take photos and vary your approach.
  • Invaluable 1-to1 personal feedback on ALL photos that you upload to a private class-only content area. Learn what you’re doing right, but more importantly what you may be doing wrong and what areas you need to improve in. 
  • Helpful lessons on the very best mobile apps on the market, with post-processing tips & tricks on how to make the most out of your photos.
  • A live motivational group call/hangout to discuss our philosophy on photo-taking more in depth.

There will be three different 10-Day STORYTELLING workshops focusing on different themes:
 
PORTRAITS (from June 8-17, 2012): Learn how to make the most out of photographing the people you know around you — family, friends, colleagues, loved ones — as well as how to approach perfect strangers. Create one-of-a-kind moments and make your home or the street your own personal studio, as we teach you how to hone your craft to a more professional level. This is the perfect course to start with, as it sets up many basics you’ll need for the other courses.
 
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (July 6-July 15, 2012): Improve your confidence in taking candid shots of strangers and train yourself to look for those rare “decisive moments.” Master the art of composition and how to frame your shots to form the perfect narrative. Tell your best story combining images and captions. 
 
DOCUMENTARY/JOURNALISM (August 3-12, 2012): Take your photography to the next level by documenting the world around you! Discover public events happening in your area, or find a subject that intrigues you and learn how to chronicle the most interesting parts with a revealing photo series. And familiarize yourself with one of the basic fundamentals of photography: editing. Some writing is also expected in this course.
 
(NOTE: We are limiting each of these courses to a maximum of 15 students only. Previous workshops have proven extremely successful with smaller groups, ensuring each student is getting the maximum amount of personal attention. Don’t worry if you miss out, or a course is full — we will be repeating them again later in the year).
 
Attend just one workshop, or attend them all! A single 10-Day workshop is $120. Any two are $190 (save $50). And all three together are just $240 (save $120)! You can get TWO great teachers and invaluable lessons and feedback on your photos for as little as $8 a day…
 
Once you register, you will be sent an introductory e-mail the day before each course starts with further instructions for the full course.

Click here to register for one or all three workshops

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

3 replies on “Mobile Photography Workshop: Storytelling Series With Sion Fullana And Anton Kawasaki – Coming Soon”

Thanks so much for mentioning our workshop, Joanne!
Just an FYI – WORKSHOP 1: PORTRAITS has just sold out, and there are only a few slots left for the other two courses. If anyone misses out on a course they wanted to register for, please note that we will be offering them again later in the year. Please contact us and ask to be put on a mailing list for further announcements:
http://www.antonkawasaki.com/contact.html

Hi Anton, absolutely my pleasure, hope you’re well by the way, long time no hear. Wonderful news that the Workshop 1 has sold out, well done. Keep in touch. J

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