Photographically Speaking Workshop with David duChemin


Saturday July 22 1-5PM, Sunday July 23rd 11AM-2PM
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David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Join him for a 5-part seminar style workshop split over two days at our classroom.

Maximum participants: 15

Location: Unit 210, 3060 9th Street SE Calgary, AB 

Schedule & Topics Covered: 

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 1PM-5PM 

Session One
The Vision-Driven Photographer

David begins the day with an inspiring discussion of his photographs, and his journey as a photographer, before talking about the role of photographic vision and what it means to recognize, explore, and develop the way we see.

Session Two
Light, Lines, and Moments

Vision is important, but it needs to be expressed: how well we do that depends not on how well we use the buttons and dials on the camera, but on how well we use our raw materials: light, lines, and moments. This discussion about composition will free you from the so-called rules and encourage you to take a new look at the visual language.

Session Three
Mastering the Craft

This session is an exploration of next steps and what it means to intentionally take our craft, and the work we create, to the next stage on our photographic journey. This practical session is about not only taking our work further but deeper and will include a discussion about the creation and development of style, voice, and unity in our work.

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 11AM-2PM 

Session Four
The Art of Critique

This session will explore what it means to look at photographs critically, to both give and take critique, and to allow that to give us new direction for our work. It will dovetail into Session Five, Workshopping the Image

Session Five
Workshopping the Image

Students will be asked to submit 5 images each, ahead of time, and as a group we will discuss that work based on criteria discussed in The Art of Critique. It will be a supportive, productive time, and participants are encouraged to submit work on which they want honest, constructive, feedback.

About the Instructor: 
Based in Victoria, Canada, when he’s home, David duChemin leads a nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents. When on assignment he creates powerful images that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable and the oppressed for the international NGO community. When creating the art he so passionately shares, David strives to capture the beauty of the natural world.

David’s travel has taken him through winters in Russia and Mongolia, a summer on the Amazon, spending time among nomads in the Indian Himalayan and remote Northern Kenya. He’s done assignment work in Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ethiopia, Malawi, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Bangladesh, among others, and pursued personal work in places like Iceland, Antarctica, Tunisia, Cuba, Vietnam, Kenya, and Italy. Drawing on a previous career in comedy, David is a dynamic and engaging itinerant presenter and educator. A driven artist, creative professional, entrepreneur and life-long adventurer, David educates and inspires through stunning visuals and hilarious travel stories, and insights, from a life spent outside and abroad. You can view more of his work at

Please be advised that unfortunately the classroom facility is not equipped for wheelchair accessibility. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at or 403-234-9935.

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**All Workshops and Seminars are Non-Refundable**
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