Your Photojournalism Survival Kit

Date

January 22, 2016
09:00–16:00PM EDT

Free broadcast: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Capturing a story on film is a complex process. It demands an understanding of the issue at hand as well as the ability to condense, package, and pitch the story to a distributor. Successful photojournalists make a job of nailing down the details before a shoot and being prepared for anything.

In “Your Photojournalism Survival Kit”, Ron Haviv brings two decades of experience in building a photojournalism career on carefully laid groundwork. In this course for CreativeLive, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify a captivating story and organize a plan for shooting it
  • How to create a budget and a pitch letter
  • How to plan for any eventuality during the shoot, and cope with setbacks when they strike
  • Ron Haviv draws on his long career for anecdotes and suggestions for aspiring photographers. He’ll teach you that your assignment starts before you leave your house; planning, packing and preparing for even the best laid plans to go awry is essential. You’ll learn tricks for assessing your preparedness, safety, and support while on assignment in the field.

Your Photojournalism Survival Kit is crucial for beginners, and for current photojournalists who may need to brush up on their checklists. Learn from Ron Haviv’s early-career mistakes, and lay the foundations of your own successful, impactful enterprise in visual storytelling.

Join Ron Haviv at CreativeLive after his live broadcast on Friday, January 22nd for a Q&A, book signing and happy hour to celebrate his new release The Lost Rolls, a project based on the undeveloped rolls of film that he has found throughout his career.

Ron will speak about his journey creating The Lost Rolls and take questions from 4-5PM. A reception, including drinks and light snacks, will follow from 5-6PM. Books will be available for purchase.

The event will be held at CreativeLive at 228 Dexter Ave N. in Seattle from 4-6PM.

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