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All Nations College, UK

[All Nations, UK] Ethical Photographic Storytelling

Become a more ethical photographic storyteller and improve your ability to create engaging stories.

[All Nations, UK] Ethical Photographic Storytelling
[All Nations, UK] Ethical Photographic Storytelling

Time & Location

06 Jul 2024, 09:00 GMT+1 – 07 Jul 2024, 13:00 GMT+1

All Nations College, UK, Easneye, Ware SG12 8LX, UK

About the event

Course Dates: 

Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 July 2024

What is the programme? 

This  weekend residential workshop will help you to become a more ethical  photographic storyteller. You will gain skills and confidence in taking  better, and more ethical, photographs to visually enhance the stories  you wish to share with others; improving your ability to create engaging  stories.

Course Leader: 

Clive Thomas is a photographer, mentor and trainer who divides his time between All Nations and a large NGO in Nepal.

For more information, and to see a selection of Clive's photography, please visit

Training Content 

Key areas we will explore:

  • Storytelling questions that photographs must address
  • Key images for photographic storytelling
  • How to critique images
  • Photographic/storytelling ethics
  • The issue of consent
  • Cultural considerations
  • Photographing people
  • Techniques for creating more interesting images
  • Getting the most from your smartphone camera
  • Putting it all into practice

Training method 

The  workshop will be fun and interactive; full of images, picture-taking,  discussion and critique. We will capture images only using a smartphone  enabling us to concentrate on the storytelling side of photography  rather than its more technical aspects. We will focus on capturing  images that help to tell stories about people, their lives and their  situation but the techniques learned in this workshop will be applicable  to any photographs that you take with any camera.

Who will benefit from this training? 

Anyone  wishing to share a story; about their ministry, the people they serve  or the people they work with. Anyone wishing to take better images to  enhance their storytelling in any form; on social media, newsletters,  websites or in print. Anyone who wants to increase supporter engagement.  Even if you’ve been taking photos for many years this workshop will  help you to become more intentional in using photography for  storytelling.

How to prepare and what to bring along 

All  you need is a smartphone, a willingness to learn and clothes that you  don’t mind getting dirty. A laptop/tablet will be helpful for putting  together stories as we progress through the workshop. Please bring along  five photographs that represent the type of story that you wish to  share with others.


Registration closing date is Monday 24th June 2024.

Residential rate: £165 (includes Saturday night)

Residential rate: £195 (includes Friday and Saturday nights)

Non-residential rate: £150

Find all details and link to register here!

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