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Building a Better Picture Story


In Person



10:00 AM
1:00 PM






About the Course

Bestselling author and documentary photographer Frank Van Riper leads a hands-on class in creating a visual narrative of multiple images as well as text. (Think: Life Magazine, Nat Geo.) Students will produce a picture story based on their own proposals or ones assigned in class. All ideas welcome. Minimum age 18. 4 sessions

Your Instructor

Frank Van Riper

RAB Self Portrait for Photoworks - Richa

Frank Van Riper​

Frank is an award-winning documentary and fine art photographer, journalist and author whose work has been published internationally.

He has lectured widely, including at the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Smithsonian Resident Associate program. In 2007 he was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Maine at Machias for his “outstanding career in journalism and photography” and in 2011 was inducted into the City College of New York Communications Alumni Hall of Fame.

At Photoworks he teaches a myriad of classes, including: Lighting Basics, Glen Echo Park at Night, La Faccia - Photographing the Face, and Photographing Artwork.

"I teach the way I cook: hands-on. The manual will teach you the basics, but I am there to help you get the most out of your camera by showing you how it’s done. Then (here’s where the magic happens) you take control of your camera, newly confident, and make photos you never thought possible."

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