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Introduction to Photo Journalism

February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jean West

Inaugural weekend workshop led by photographer Alicia Bruce and writer Jean West.

Explore the work of established journalist Jean West and award-winning photographer and educator Alicia Bruce then create your own travel feature for a newspaper or magazine.

Jean and Alicia’s writing and photographs appeared in many well-known magazines and news outlets including The BBC, The Times, The Guardian,The Big Issue and Marie Claire newspapers and galleries including National Galleries of Scotland, Street Level Photoworks and VU (Quebec).

Saturday – Day 1 Photography – 11am – 5pm (lunch, teas and coffees provided)

Photographer, Alicia Bruce will leading with an intro to her work, the camera and working to a supported brief on location in Portobello with feedback.

Sunday – Day 2 Writing (lunch, teas and coffees provided)

Writer, Jean West will be leading an intro to her work, feature writing and working to a supported brief on location in Portobello with feedback.

About Portobello

Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside with a thriving dynamic community, beach and promenade and ever-changing sea and skyscape. It’s 20 minutes by bus from Edinburgh’s City Centre.

What to bring?

For Day 1 – Participants should bring a DSLR camera with batteries charged and a cleared memory card. Dress for the weather in Edinburgh in January. You are likely to be on the beach.

For Day 2 – You images from the day before on your camera or laptop/smartphone/ipad, a notebook and a pen.

Saturday Social!

A Saturday evening social will also be arranged by Jean for students who wish to participare.

Gift it!

This weekend workshop is an ideal Christmas gift experience for any budding photographers or writers in your life.

Alicia Bruce has 10 years teaching experience and is currently in post as Teaching Fellow in Photography at the University of Edinburgh. She also teaches popular photography weekends at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow. Her teaching page is here: