Storytelling Workshops {practice and theory}

In a globalised world, photography is becoming more and more useful as a communication and research tool.  It is  immediate, powerful and persuasive and a language that enables us to cross countries and cultures. This is because image is a language we all understand.

We lean on tools that make our work easier and we of course, should. The hope is that this effects the quality of our content 'our looking' in a positive way.  After all, the content we create is the most important part of all this and is the driver of our need to produce pictures. 

In response to this, I facilitate photography workshops that help people and organisations better understand the language qualities of image with particular importance on 'how we look' and how to effectively communicate through picture stories.

Our collaboration with Stacey has enriched the way we can tell the children’s learning stories through images. Thinking about our gazes behind the lens raised valuable questions in the workshop revisiting our views on childhood and education.
— Elizabeth Arenas Thomas Pre-School Teacher and Coordinator International School of Amsterdam

1. Making picture stories

We look at the types of images that come together to create a good picture story with great pace. We learn how to produce them and in turn edit them into a great picture story. You come away with a proven method of storytelling that you can reference and continue to improve on through your photograph making.

The team thoroughly enjoyed the session. It was planned and communicated well – and delivered in Stacey’s charming and engaging way. You know when training has been effective when people can put it into effect straightaway – and I’m already seeing the results. A very worthwhile investment.
— Becky Rowe Managing Director ESRO - Revealing Reality

2. Reading images

We often believe everything we are shown through images. It's hard not to. During the workshop we spend time looking at how various types of images are constructed, question the things we believe about them and reveal the powerful and persuasive nature of the medium.

We brought Stacey to our school to conduct a series of hands-on photography workshops for our early years teachers. The teachers were very pleased with her style and knowledge. As the person in charge of technology training, I am confident that they got more out of those sessions than they would have had from any computer training I could have provided. We plan to bring Stacey back to ISA for similar sessions as often as we can.
— Director of Educational Technology International School of Amsterdam

3. Learning to Look

Photography is about looking. We push past the camera as a tool, challenge our ideas about photographing and being photographed and concentrate on the quality of our looking. What are we really looking at and how do we best capture it?

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