Long-Term Documentary Workshop(6 Months)

One to One Long-Term Documentary Photography Workshop ( 6 Months )

In each session, there is be a discussion and overall evaluation upon the photographs taken throughout the week. In addition, captions are designed after a selection of photoghraphs. The best 10 photographs are re-selected at the end of each 4-week session and this photographs will be edited. The course ends with a selection of the best 50 photographs with their captions and an extensive article is formed.

Participants meet for a full-day training after each fourth lesson and they work on a specific area. Various techniques and approaches are applied in each training day.

A topic amongst 5 different topics must be selected and developed by participants throughout the course, the trainer only provides guidance on topic selection. Sessions are provided as one-to-one lessons, therefore group sessions are avoided in this long-term documentary workshop.

First lesson covers a research part, a how to address a topic, selection of a suitable topic to develop and a first 4-week plan. Therefore, no assessment or caption should be included in the first lesson.

Any requests outside Hanoi are accepted via Zoom meetings and full-day trainings are held two consecutive days bimonthly (not every month) unless the number of participants from the same city is 3 or above (this must be confirmed by the trainer)

26 Lessons: Face to face reviews sessions
6 Full Day: Field-trip
Price: 2000 USD
Level: Intermediate (Participants should know basic photography included Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and a little knowledge of composition rules)

For Booking: rizacan.kumas@gmail.com

Rızacan Kumaş

Studied Photography in Marmara University located in Istanbul, specialising in Documentary Photography. He worked as a Workshop Training Specialist for four years in Fujifilm Turkey. Throughout his career in Fujifilm, he was a lecturer on Street and Documentary Photography. In addition, he executed projects about the city of Istanbul. Participating the project named “Breaching The Surface: Subculture of Mannheim” in Mannheim University in Germany, he also took part in their group exhibition both in Turkey and Germany. In 2017, his work was considered worthy of being exhibited in Marmara University 7th International Student Triennial. Four photographs of his were considered worthy of being exhibited in Leica Gallery Istanbul in 01/2017 as part of “Sanata Bi Yer” project held by Dogus Group. He started travelling for his new project named “Cross the Silk Road” on 21/09/2017 and completed it on 21/07/2018, then started working on publishing the project into a book. To accomplish this project, he started travelling in Turkey, then crossed over into Georgia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, Viet Nam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Nepal, India and Pakistan. He also made some small-scale projects in the countries he visited, such as “Shia Muslims”, “Afghan Basti Refugee Camp”, “A Gay Bar in Thailand” and “A Buddhist Monastic School and Orphanage”.