Visual Storytelling: Creating Conversations that matter through Photography
Black Turtles, Mexico, Photo courtesy Neil Ever Osbourne.
Join Neil Ever Osborne, photographer-in-residence with Canadian Geographic, for a captivating look at using conservation photography and film-making to convey the relationship between people and the planet. As a Toronto-based visual storyteller, Neil works principally in wild spaces and areas that need protection, while also seeking out the human narratives that are unfolding in these lands and seascapes. He is the Photographer-in-Residence with Canadian Geographic, a Nikon Ambassador, an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a Fellow with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).
While visual storytelling uses a series of photos to share a narrative about a place, person, or cause, it can also connect with people and further compel them to act. Using case studies from Neil’s work with editorial magazines and environmental organizations, this photography workshop will introduce you to the various components of effective visual storytelling, and how it can create conversations that matter.
You’ll learn how to:
• pre-visualize your story before you go into the field
• create a visual narrative using a diverse set of images
• produce photos with three "distinct features” that Neil uses to make images stand out from the rest
• use tips and tricks to help you create that one-of-a-kind shot in any location
• get your work in front of the right audience
Whether you're an entry-level Instagrammer or professional communicator, this workshop is designed to help you better tell stories and make an impact with your images.
Participants are required to bring their own DSLR and lens.
Registration includes lunch.
Instructor: Neil Ever Osborne