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PLAY WITH PURPOSE
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Since 2002 I’ve been making money with my camera (not the secret). Truthfully, some years were rough, I even stopped in the middle to upgrade my education while the 2008 financial market was having a tantrum. Throughout these past 16+ years of the camera being my primary source of income I’ve very nearly broken up with it many times. Now I think it's safe to say, my camera and I are in it for life. This fall marks 21 years since I first laid eyes on the magic of photography through a hazy red light of a California darkroom.
When that rut sneaks up on me and I want to separate from the camera, when I feel a tingle of self-doubt or exhaustion, that's when the secret sauce to a happy photographic relationship comes in: PLAY.
I made this workshop for you to do exactly that. And here’s how it will help you:
This workshop will show you how pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will broaden your creativity and take your photography to another level. The more you do that, the more your subconscious will do the work for you while you’re photographing in the real world. Staying happy in this creative job is key to putting consistently good work out to your clients.
Do your creativity a favour: play and grow into the photographer you want to be.
What you'll learn:
You'll not learn
This workshop is about playing with purpose. A place to breathe again, a place to find your photographic happy place, a place to relax and give your brain some space to look at things in a new way. This workshop will improve your ability to tell stories.
Want to be on the waitlist for the next round?
March 16 - April 19 (4+1 weeks)
Students in the EU get VAT added as per tax regulations
Bonus Week 2: **JUST ADDED**
The Personal Project Critiques for this week will not be on images but about the project you have in mind, and I'll offer some feedback on how to proceed.
The workshop is set up so you can do the work on the go and in-between. The lectures are recorded for you to watch at your convenience, and the assignments are not time-sensitive. They can be done when it best fits into your life. The only part of the workshop that runs on a schedule is the critique, which is 1-3 photos due Fridays and the Live Chat also on Fridays.
Discussions can be had at all hours of the day in the workshop's facebook group.
You'll have access to the course platform for a full year.
"Kristine has always given me the most clear-eyed, to-the-point advice on images and on my thought processes about my images. She knows when/where to push and when/where to praise to keep you motivated without getting discouraged. She's a 100% bull-shit free cheerleader for your photography practice."
- Katie Jett Walls, Editor, Confluence Magazine (USA)
The early bird offer has officially closed, but I decided to add an extra lesson. Bonus week 2 will touch upon getting started with a personal project that is not for a client or editor. For critiques that week I'll ask you to tell me about your project and offer some guidance on how to proceed. Ok, that's it!
I'm closing registration soon, so grab your spot now!
"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 Vancouver, 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 regularly lectures on 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.