Photo Editing for Photographers (Weekend)
A two-day comprehensive course focusing on how a photographer’s work and its presentation is perceived from the “other side of the fence”. This is a visual/creative course dedicated to editorial photographers who will learn professional photo editing strategies to maximize the impact of their presentation to photo agencies and magazines...
Taught by: Raffaela Lepanto.
A two-day comprehensive course focusing on how a photographer’s work and its presentation is perceived from the “other side of the fence”.
This is a visual/creative course dedicated to editorial photographers who will learn professional photo editing strategies to maximize the impact of their presentation to photo agencies and magazines.
The course combines marketing insights with a strong creative component and search for authenticity, critical thinking and individual artistic expression; through understanding the real needs of the Editorial Marketplace while at the same time developing a deeply personal vision, participants will learn to imagine, edit and prepare a photographic Project and a Portfolio as a Photo Editor would do, avoiding the most common mistakes and maximizing their chances to be seen and chosen.
Course level Intermediate
Who should take this course?
All types of editorial photographers
What will I take away from the course?
The ultimate goal of the workshop is to help photographers imagining, editing and preparing a photographic project and a portfolio as a photo editor would do. Through understanding the real needs of the Editorial Market while at the same time developing a deeply personal vision, participants will learn how to:
• Produce new stories which can enhance their profiles
• Meet the real needs of the Editorial Marketplace
• Edit their pictures with a professional Methodology
• Sequence their work in a way that entices the viewer
• Use texts and captions in a professional way
• Make their portfolios cut through the noise and make a real impact
What are the key topics the course will cover?
- Project Editing & Sequencing + Editing Lab
- Portfolio Editing & Sequencing + Online Portfolios Reviews
The course combines theory and practice through a workshop format.
Raffaela Lepanto is a visual editor, producer, and freelance photographer-writer who has worked for several magazines and photo agencies over the last 15 years. After her long collaboration with Grazia Neri Photoagency, Milan, she worked for Emblema, an independent Italian Photoagency, as a Photo Editor, Production Manager and Web Creative Director. She currently works as a Photography Consultant between Milan and London, where she provides bespoke consultancy for agencies, organisations and photographers. Her website is: http://www.raffaelalepanto.com
Please bring the following materials with you to the first session:
Participants are requested to bring their own laptop with their preferred editing software (eg. Lightroom, Bridge, Photo Mechanic etc) if they have it available - for those that do not have their own computer and software, this will be provided by the college.
Please note that this is not a course about Photo Retouching or PostProduction. Photoshop is not required.