Telling stories with photo and video

Want to learn how to tell powerful stories using photo and video? Arete is bringing its workshops to Nairobi!

Email us to reserve your place

Our popular photography and videography workshops are coming to Westlands, Nairobi, on 4 and 5 October 2018. Across the two days, you will learn how to tell powerful stories using photography and film through a mixture of practical and theory-based lessons.

The photography workshop will be led by Kate Holt, an award-winning photojournalist, trainer and media consultant. As well as working for numerous UK newspapers, most recently with the Financial Times and Mail on Sunday in Afghanistan, and the BBC and Guardian throughout Africa,
Kate manages communication projects and workshops for UN agencies, NGOs and corporations through Arete.

The photo workshop will include:
– What makes a story?
– How to tell a story through pictures
– The five types of picture
– How to use light and exposure
– How to compose a photograph
– How to write captions and why they’re important
– How to use Adobe Bridge to manage your photos
– The news wires and how they work
– Press handouts
– How to use photos on social media for maximum impact
– How to write a case study to accompany your photos

The video workshop will be led by award-winning filmmaker and producer Camilla Turner. Camilla has nearly two decades of experience in producing, filming and editing, and has produced work for clients like UNICEF, UNHCR, IRIN, Oxfam, Channel 4, the BBC, Associated Press and Reuters.

Camilla will show you what makes powerful and engaging video, teaching practical information for shoots, and how to take into consideration budgets, time, security and access. She will show you how to choose and work with professional video producers and teams, and which style best suits your story.

The video workshop will include:
– Introduction to NGO filmmaking
– Storytelling through video
– 12 steps of production
– Ethics around videos
– Lighting
– Setting up an interview
– How to cover for an edit (capturing wide, medium, and close up)
– Video versus photography
– Videos on social media

The fee for this two-day workshop is USD 500 for organisations, and USD 350 for freelancers.

You don’t need expensive equipment; just bring yourself and your drive to tell stories that make a difference.

Email us to reserve a place!

Email us to reserve your place

If you have any questions about the workshop, or would like to enquire about holding a private training session for your organisation, just email us.

“Kate Holt is an absolute artist! I can’t wait to start working with all of the knowledge I gained during her workshop Humanitarian Storytelling through Photography this week in Jordan. Besides working as an excellent freelance photojournalist documenting humanitarian crises throughout the world – she’s an amazing coach/teacher who doesn’t shy away of telling you the blunt truth to improve your skills. Thank you Kate for sharing your extensive experience with us. – Wendy, MedAir

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