Documentary photography made by Karijn Kakebeeke

DOCUMENTARY 
MODULE

Group size: max. 12 persons
Language: English
Date: 13 January 2018
Duration: 5 days
Time: 09.30-16.00
Total hours: 85
Level: Advanced (Fase II)

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One time payment 2018:
€ 875,- total
€ 850,-* tuition fee &
€ 25,-* stud. service & amenities fee

or Instalments 2016:
€ 930,- total
3x € 300,-* tuition fee &
€ 30,-* stud. service & amenities fee

*automatic payment and excl. 0% VAT

Without automatic payment + 2%

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Training: PD I & Studio
Application: yes
Condition: own (SLR) camera

(see technical conditions)

Included: materials and equipment, tea and coffee
Not included: lunch, batteries.

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STARTING: 13 JANUARY 2018

 

 

 

This Documentary Photography module will start again on January 13th 2018.

Are you working on a longer term documentary project? Do you occasionally feel the need for input, guidance and sparring partners to bring your project further along? Then this may just be the right course for you. Under the guidance of Karijn Kakebeeke you will develop yourself as a storytelling photographer. Learning how  to edit your work is a big part of this Module Documentary. You start to evaluate what interests you in depth. This means that your photographic work continues to develop, but also that you go see what road you want to walk in practice and what possibilities there are. It is especially investigative busy, constantly ask yourself these questions and also discuss them with the teacher and your fellow students.
During five meetings, which occur every month, you will discuss your work and you get individual guidelines. We also will take a look at work made by other photographers. How do they approach their topic, how did they develop their concept, how does their artist statement look like?
Discussing your work into depth with the teachers and your fellow students, will make you aware of what the viewer sees in your photography. Intended or unintended.
By presenting your printed work lesson after lesson, your photography will become better and more consistent. You will learn to talk more easily about your work, based on facts instead of of just’I don’t know I just like it’.
The program is partly predetermined, but is also shaped by the interaction. Needed equipment is your D-SLR camera and a bike. During the classes you will also need to produce images at home as well as at school. The teacher is Karijn Kakebeeke.
Documentary photography made by Karijn Kakebeeke

KARIJN
KAKEBEEKE

Karijn Kakebeeke (1974) is a documentary photographer. She combines her own projects with work on assignment. Her topics are political in nature.  She won the important BMW-Paris Photo Prize for contemporary photography. From the jury report: “The Dutch photographer is pursuing her continuing interest in social issues through her photojournalistic, essayistic images. In this context, she captures pictures that stand as magnificent icons of our time.” Her work is published in magazines and newspapers in the Netherlands and abroad.

EQUIPMENT
NEEDED

During the first class you will present earlier projects, and discuss with Karijn Kakebeeke what next project will be. In morning she will lecture all the students about photographers, different approaches, projects, etc. During the afternoons you will present your home made projects, make an assignment in Amsterdam and off course edit, edit and edit, to make your visual story stronger and researching what is still missing. Needed is always your new work, D-SLR camera and a bike.

PORTFOLIO
BUILDING

Creating an impressive and consistent portfolio is a lot of work. You have to make decisions about content, combinations and presentation. ‘Kill your darlings’ is of course a term often used. Improving the quality of your photography is done by producing a lot of work, good and stimulating feedback and good editing. Building a good portfolio is taking your work one step further. It’s more then showing good pictures. How to unify all your images into one portfolio? Karijn Kakebeeke will help you, by giving inspiring feedback, based on years of professional  experience.

De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.

PROJECT  
STATEMENT

Writing your Project proposal will help you to define yourself as a documentary photographer. What are your motives, what is your concept, how do you approach your photography? All very important questions you should be able to answer. Also will writing about your project help you to become more and more the photographer you want to be. Start your journey by analysing statements from other photographers and the guidance of our excellent teacher Karijn Kakebeeke.

DISCUSS YOUR
PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn to talk about your work. Although photography is a visual medium, and the story should be told by the images shown, it is important that you can explain to others what your work is all about.  How to express yourself? Improving your photography by getting feedback from teachers and your fellow students. Listen to their input and experience how different viewers with different cultural backgrounds see your images. Intended or unintended.

ABOUT DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY (dutch)

In deze module leer je onder de bezielende leiding van Karijn Kakebeeke om verbaal beter te communiceren over je eigen fotografie en over fotografie in het algemeen. Het schrijven van jouw individuele fotografie project, helpt je tot nieuwe inzichten te komen. Door naar andere fotografen te kijken, leer je hoe hun werkwijze, concept en visie is en hoe dit tot uitdrukking komt in hun artist statement. Maar ook leer je in deze module documentair fotografie je eigen werk beter te analyseren en verder uit te breiden. Je leert seriematig werken en je fotografie te combineren in een portfolio. De keuzes die je daarbij moet maken zullen af en toe vallen onder de term ‘Kill your darlings’. Maar het presenteren van je werk en aan derden uitleggen waar je foto’s over gaan, wordt door het volgen van de module documentair fotografie een stuk makkelijker.

STUDENT WORK – IN PROGRESS

NAOMI VAN ELSLAND

A portrait

made by
Naomi van Elsland
for the module Photographic Development II
(Second Year) as part of a serie portraits.

ISO 400 – 1/100 sec – F. 5.0 – 50mm f/1.4

natural light use

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