the art of telling stories – workshop review by sofi husser


Sofi Husser Top 10

Colie’s workshop is hands down the best photography purchase I’ve ever made (besides my camera of course).

Art of Telling Stories is 3 weeks of jam packed information and incredible feedback. Week One starts with distinguishing lifestyle and documentary photography. While I’ve always thought what I wanted out of my photography was clean lifestyle images, this week’s readings and assignments made me realize this wasn’t the case, and that in fact I loved an honest, documentary approach instead. Week Two focused on telling a story in a single image, as well as a series. I used to think my images told a story, but this week proved me wrong. I really learned to capture the environment and create an image that could tell the whole story without any words. Week Three focused on editing and putting it all together to shoot our Day in the Life. I have never been challenged so hard photographically as I was in this assignment. After a disaster first round, I was able to capture a collection of photos of my family that I’m incredibly happy with.

Colie is so sweet, helpful, and informative. She checks in on you all the time, answers ANY questions, and helps you through any difficulties you may have. Her feedback on assignments is very detailed and constructive. Our TA Kayla was also wonderful, and gave extremely helpful feedback on our assignments as well.

I am so sad this workshop is over, I cannot recommend Art of Telling Stories enough! Thank you Colie & Kayla!