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"The way you teach with such honesty, simplicity and humour is singular. There is validation and education and hope in your words. They leave me with a sense of possibility."
- Rowena Meadows, Photographer (Australia)
"Kristine is a thoughtful guide and knowledgeable resource. I appreciate her feedback because she does it in a way that is honest yet encouraging, which is necessary for any progress for work and art."
- Felicia Chang, Photographer (Canada)
"Looking forward to this workshop, since Kristine's photography always shows me frames I didn't think about before."
- Samuel Geiseler, Photographer and biologist (Norway)
"The second she came on my screen it was as though all my fears went away. Kristine was so so incredibly kind, extremely knowledgeable, asked hard questions which I needed, and had never thought about. She guided me through how to shoot the essay to draw the most impact and best of all? She was excited for me. Kristine then sent me a bunch of links to work that she knew would resonate with me and BINGO. It did. I cannot wait to work more with Kristine."
- Aniya Legnaro, Photographer (Bahamas)
Kristine Nyborg is a Norwegian photojournalist based out of Ottawa, Canada. She has a BA in Photojournalism, MPhil in Visual Ethnography and teaches photography to anyone who’s willing to partake in a combination of monologues, dialogues and attentive listening. She has been swinging a camera since 1998, and has made a living from it since 2002, making photographs internationally for mainly Norwegian media organisations. She once found herself in a George W. Bush and Karl Rove sandwich in the doorway of Lincoln’s bedroom while on assignment, and can hold serious conversations on worldly topics but prefers to find ways to make herself laugh. Other people laughing is a bonus.
Kristine has taught photography at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. She also blogs about photography for Confluence Magazine, DFP Education Blog and runs a weekly newsletter where she spotlights great photography and offers tips on overcoming obstacles in photography.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts March 16th and ends April 13th. However you have full access to everything for a full year, and the course is designed so you can do the assignments at your convenience. All Live Chats and critique will only happen in the assigned weeks though.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for a full year - across any and all devices you own.
What do you mean by weird assignments?
The assignments are not meant to get you out finding the pretty light or the clean compositions necessarily, they are meant to make photography fun. They are meant to take you out of your usual routine and into a new space, so you can tap into other things in your mind and see that translate outward in your photography. If you scroll down to the course curriculum I have set up the first section so you can have a peak into what is to come.
How will you deliver the content?
Every Saturday I'll release a video with a lesson on that week's topic. You'll get two assignments, one based in observation and one based in making pictures. On Fridays your photographic assignment will be due, and I will critique each student's work which will be delivered in a recording. Individual recordings will be made available through Dropbox, a continuous recording critiquing all the student's work will be made available through the workshop platform.
I'd love to take this but I don't have time, will you offer it again?
I'm not sure if I'll do the workshop again, but I can assure you nothing in this workshop is meant to overwhelm you. The information will stay up for a year, and the assignments are independent of the recorded lectures (which will be short and informative). So every week the only time sensitive things are the critique (1-3 images handed in by Friday) and the Live Chat (which will be recorded to watch later). So you can study at your own pace on your own time. This workshop is meant to inspire you to think outside the box and specifically presented in a way that won't overwhelm you.
This course is not open for enrollment.