Photography Writing Workshop – December 2nd online


A day long online workshop on devising and developing experimental documentary projects.

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Photography Writing

What is it?

Photographers often struggle to incorporate text into their visual projects, or to write engagingly about what they are doing in their work. This workshop equips participants with a set of effective non-fiction writing tools, guides, and tricks, from ways of structuring your writing, to advice on developing a distinctive style and voice.

The workshop is divided into four teaching blocks. In the first we look at fundamental questions like why you’re writing, and who for. In the second block we look at idea development. In the third block we think about different ways of structuring. In the final block we talk about tone, voice and writing styles.

To get maximum benefit from the day participants should come to this workshop with an idea of the type of writing they would like to work on, for example writing for a current project, or writing critically about other people’s photography.

Timetable (GMT)

8.50 – Participants gather ready to start.

9.00 to 10.30 – The fundamentals, Who are you writing for, why are you writing, and the implications of these things.

10.30 – 11.00 – First break and activity.

11.00 – 12.30 – What do you have to say; Generating, developing, and refining the content of your writing.

12.30 – 13.30 – Second break and activity.

13.30 – 15.00 – Structure; thinking about different ways of ordering non-fiction writing for different purposes and results.

15.00 – 15.30 – Third break and activity.

15.30 – 17.00 – Form; Style, tone and developing a distinctive voice as a writer. Conclusion and Q&A.

How the workshop delivered?
The workshop is broken into four elements delivered online over the course of a day, with activities to work on between each workshop element. The workshop is taught using a browser based video conferencing platform called Jitsi. You’ll be sent a link to join, there is no need to create an account or download anything. At the end you will also be sent a recording of the workshop along with a list of resources and further reading.

Who is leading it?
My name is Lewis Bush, I’m a photographer, researcher and writer. I have extensive experience of online teaching including teaching for nearly a decade on the London College of Communications MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online) which I also ran for three years. I have been running these workshops since 2019 and have trained over 500 people through them. You can read my full bio here.

The fine print:
I believe workshops should be small enough for a good level of interaction, so workshops are capped at 10 participants. I also need at least six people to sign up for the workshop to run. In the unlikely event of a workshop needing to be cancelled participants will have their full fee returned to them. Participants needing to cancel up to two weeks before the workshop will have their fee returned less a 20% charge. Cancellations made less than a week before the day of the workshop are non-refundable.

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If you’ve got any question please get in contact with me here.