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Capturing a Sense of Place 2: Images and Words

In 247 words or less what is your favorite place to hang out in Tacoma? Why? What’s it like? How does it make you feel? What’s unique about it? Do you have a special memory of the place that keeps you coming back? How can you best capture those thoughts and feelings in seven to 10 photographs that complement and add to the story you are telling?

Two working artists – photographer Jesse Michener (Jesse Michener Photography) and author Mary Boone (Mary Boone Writes) guide you through the nuts and bolts of creating compelling photo essays in this day-long , very hands-on workshop. You will learn the power of sparse elegance, how to draw out the emotions within the story and use that as a connecting point, and how to plan your shots with the story you want to tell. You will learn to see everything around you and techniques to identify and focus on the essential visual elements. You will learn to tell compelling stories through your work. There will be a critique session at the end of the workshop. When completed, the photo essays will be exhibited online.

Funded through a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

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