The Professional Edit with Alyssa Coppelman
The Arsenal (Enter through The Cabildo)
Wednesday, Dec 12
Class limit: 10 students
Workshop fee: $150 | REGISTER HERE [SOLD OUT]
Learn from professional photo editor Alyssa Coppelman in a one-day workshop designed to prepare photographers for portfolio reviews and other career opportunities.
Editing – the process in which photographers select and sequence their images – is a crucial skill for the career of a photographer. In this workshop participants will learn the elements that go into producing an effective portfolio presentation including: the importance of editing, sequencing, artist statements, and talking about your work.
Through a mix of discussion and hands-on editing sessions, photographers will gain understanding of what it takes to create a compelling portfolio. Participants will learn to build a strong visual narrative by investigating different sequencing strategies. The class will review work collectively and Alyssa will offer individual feedback and advice tailored to each person’s project.
Alyssa will share insights about the editing processes involved in producing both photo books and magazines. Discussion points will also include strategies for getting your work seen more widely, the importance of understanding your images within the context of contemporary photographic practices, and practical tips to help you get the most out of your review experience.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for photographers who have a cohesive portfolio and are looking to polish their presentation before bringing the work to a wider audience. Participants should bring a printed portfolio of 25-40 images to the workshop.
About the Instructor:
Alyssa Coppelman is a photo editor and art researcher with 15 years of experience, including as Assistant Art Director of Harper’s Magazine, and Art Researcher for the Oxford American magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2016. She has written for WIRED Photo, Adobe Create, Feature Shoot, and Slate’s photo blog, Behold.
Alyssa juries contests and exhibitions, including for the Center for Fine Art Photography, Critical Mass, Flash Forward, and Slideluck Austin; regularly attends portfolio reviews; and is a member of Photolucida’s Advisory Council. Working directly with photographers, she provides oversight in editing, sequencing, design, and editorial aspects of portfolios and photobook projects. As a visiting lecturer, she speaks to undergraduate and graduate students of photography about her career.
Please note that workshop cancellations will result in a $50 processing fee, if we are notified before November 1, 2018 and able to fill your spot. Cancellations after Nov 1 are not eligible for refunds.
Image: © Preston Gannaway – Working on Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea photobook with Nicole Frugé and Alyssa Coppelman at home in Oakland, Calif., 2014.