Documentary Photography: Capturing Places and People

Ami Vitale, Photographer, National Geographic

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7 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:07
    • 2. Project: Document a Place in 2 Photos

      0:36
    • 3. Shooting Sunrise

      11:00
    • 4. Equipment

      4:39
    • 5. Perspective

      10:36
    • 6. Shooting Sunset

      4:45
    • 7. Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

      0:36
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Project Description

Document a place in 2 photos over the course of an hour.

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to plant yourself in one place for an hour and document the scene in 2 photos. You will immerse yourself, observe life, and photograph what you find interesting. The purpose of this assignment is to practice patience and persistence. Taking time to notice stories unfolding before you is the secret to good documentary photography.

DELIVERABLE

2 photos, each capturing a different vibe, scene, or angle that, taken together, will give other students a feel for the place.

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Photos courtesy of Ami Vitale

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