Documentary Photography: Photographing a Subculture

Casey Griffin, Photographer and Creative Person

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8 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

    • Ideas

    • Questionnaire

    • Coming Up With Your Own Ideas

    • First Interaction

    • Mud Life

    • Other Resources

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

While I was in college, I took a class titled Documentary Photography and the project that I completed clued me in to what kind of photography I wanted to practice. I decided to immerse myself in a subculture that played a part in my upbringing that I had never really been able to experience completely. Now, I want to teach you what I learned during that semester, as an outsider coming into a new group.

This class is for anyone interested in getting to know more about their community or a specific subculture.

If all you have is a point and shoot camera, this class is for you!

If you have a DSLR but shoot on Auto, this class is for you, too!

If you are a Pro and shoot Manual on your Entry Level to Professional DSLR, guess what, this class is for you!

I designed this class to focus mainly on the subculture you choose not your level of knowledge of photography.

In this class, I'll give you some resources on how to choose your subculture and to research it, as well as some tips for surviving your first interaction with your subculture.





Casey Griffin

Photographer and Creative Person

Creative and technically experienced photographer with more than three years photography training and five years professional photography experience. Holds Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in Photography from the University of North Florida. Proficient in Mac and PC Platforms, Adobe Photoshop (CS4, 5, CC) and Microsoft Office Suite. Published in several print publications and featured in multiple shows and exhibitions around Jacksonville. Writes clearly and concisely with excellent language and communication skills. Most recent experience included photographing 300 children involved in various outdoor activites daily. Part of team that edited, organized and presented final slide show. Internationally travelled including Norway, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, England, Ireland, Scotland and the U.S. Able to travel on short notice. Can handle new situations and adapt easily. Willing to learn new skills for better productivity and success in work environments. Able to work in fast paced settings with different personalities and industries.