Documentary Photography: Photographing a Subculture

Casey Griffin, Photographer and Creative Person

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8 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:42
    • 2. Ideas

      3:52
    • 3. Questionnaire

      0:33
    • 4. Coming Up With Your Own Ideas

      9:09
    • 5. First Interaction

      2:11
    • 6. Mud Life

      2:53
    • 7. Other Resources

      0:59
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      1:07

Project Description

Photographing a Subculture

I think a couple projects over the course of the class would be beneficial.

The first project will involve finding a subculture around your area that you are interested in enough to learn about it from the inside out. For example, my Mud Life project was all about finding different places in North Florida that catered to the types of people that like to drive a big, jacked up truck through a mud puddle.

Do a little research. I'll give you some websites and resources to use in your search to help you out.

The final project will be a photo essay of at least 10 images of your chosen subculture. I would like to see some images of the subculture as a whole (think big picture) and some more intimate, detailed shots.

OTHER RESOURCES

Photo Essay:

http://digital-photography-school.com/5-photo-essay-tips/

http://www.michaelddavis.com/blog/2010/6/3/the-difference-between-a-picture-story-and-a-photo-essay.html

Other Photographers:

http://www.manuelahenao.com/#!el-plan-on-thin-air/c10s3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikki_S._Lee

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/immerse-yourself-in-global-cultures-with-photographer-aaron-joel-santos

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