Workshops With Karen Marshall

Living Room Critiques

My living room critiques are small independent workshops that meet in my home in New York City.  These sessions offer an intimate but structured environment where the photographer receives expert input and ongoing dialog with fellow photographers.  This supportive setting is for photographers who enjoy working independently, but also appreciate structured critiques and group.

I am also available for individual sessions if that works better for your schedule.  Please refer to my one to one sessions here or contact me here and I will explain my rates and packages available to work individually with you on your projects and portfolios.

Summer Workshops 2017

CAMERA With ICP in Turin, Italy

Visual Storytelling In New Media

A month-long summer masters class

July 3rd - 28th

After the success of last year first edition CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia and ICP – International Center of Photography, are glad to present the second edition of the Summer Masterclass Visual Storytelling in New Media. Through this intensive one-month program, students will learn how to tell a refined story, create a media toolbox that includes both technical and artistic practices, to edit and sequence still imagery via linear and non-linear approaches and engage in conversations about ethics, appropriation, access, approaching subjects—ultimately creating a thought-provoking multi media story within a Documentary practice.

Classes will guide the students through the stages to fulfill their project idea that may ultimately incorporate multi media, audio and video. Learning to research your subject, gain access and trust to communicate thoughtfully is key to any photographer’s success.

ICP faculty will enter the program at different stages of the month-long course. Students will be divided into two groups so that every student will receive individualized attention. Technical objectives include: digital workflow through Lightroom and Photoshop, audio recording—both ambient and voice, video and archival research. Premiere Pro tutorials will be issued in advance as we move quickly through basic exercises. Evening Lectures will include topics such as Ethics, New Media, Professional Practices, Social Media and more.
This is a full-time program offering various classes to support your individual project with a rigorous schedule and shooting every day including weekends.

For more info and to register 

The International Center Of Photography in New York City

Stories in the Social Landscape

A week- long Intensive

July 31st - August 4th
10-5 PM

Photography has the ability to tell stories about the world. Capturing a momentary gesture in a fraction of a second or the tenor of light on a landscape, a photograph can provoke ideas about the relationship between people and place. In this multilevel course, students create stories about community and social values—in the process, gaining an understanding of the place of social landscape in their work. Each day, the class will go out into a community to photograph as a group; back in the classroom, this fieldwork will initiate discussions about generating ideas and approaching a subject. Looking at historic and contemporary work, students will develop a framework for finding their own expression and approach. By honing editorial skills, students will grasp the complexities of producing effective narratives.


Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME

Visual Storytelling:  Putting It Altogether

A week-long intensive

August 6th - 12th

Whether documenting a specific community, contemplating an interpersonal relationship, or capturing the highlights of a political or historical drama as it unfolds; visual stories have been a central theme in photography since its inception.Many photographers are talented shooters but lack basic understanding of how to creatively build a narrative out of their own images.

Using Maine as our sketch-pad, we will spend our week together, both photographing and in intensive critique. Students will learn how to implement various editing and sequencing techniques and gain a strong foundation of how to organize their work into powerful visual narratives be it documentary, or fictional imagery. The class will ruminate on how to develop images into coherent edits for portfolios, exhibitions, book projects, and clients.

Discussions and critiques will encourage participants to consider the use of text, audio, video, book design software, and other media technology in collaboration with their photographic practice. Our intensive week together will foster a deeper understanding of the visual story.


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