[VII Interactive Workshop] The Digital Age: Adapting to Online Publishing
Instructor: Espen Rasmussen
Duration: 10 Weeks
Hours: 12 hours
Max Students: 12
Price: $1,000 USD
As the platform for documentary photography has moved from traditional print publications to online outlets – and media houses ask for work that is suitable for online presentation – photographers must adapt their work accordingly. In this workshop, participants will work on individual projects that will be conceived and executed for online presentation. Espen Rasmussen will guide you through the process of creating an idea or project, explain how online projects are planned and designed, concentrating on the need for video content, documentary photography, graphics and other editorial content, and give advice on creating projects that are consistent and prepared for online presentation.
He will also guide you through the process of proposing, working, and editing work for printed magazines. The workshop will focus on how to continue working as a photographer with your own style and language, while at the same time adapting to the demands of digital platforms. Using his own projects as examples, Espen will bring his wealth of experience as picture editor at the Hub in VG to explain what he looks for in work that is submitted for publication.
For eleven years, Espen Rasmussen has worked as a picture editor for Helg magazine, part of Norway’s leading newspaper VG, and focuses now on producing online feature stories for the magazine at the newspaper’s Hub. Espen is also one of three mentors/teachers for the Norwegian Journal of Photography, a biannual journal where he guides 8 to 10 photographers through making a book for two years.