Foto: Eva Maria Ocherbauer

Spring Class: From Images to Narratives

with Eva Maria Ocherbauer and Ben Chislett

This workshop seeks to train the participants’ ability to combine images into narratives in order to create a strong and coherent body of work and as such define their own “visual signature.” The participants will work on a given task and will perform basic analysis of photographic imagery in relation to content and context. They will learn to understand context in relation to the history and development of photography and to apply basic visual elements and how they communicate ideas in order to create photographic realities out of initial ideas and concepts. In this way, participants acquire the critical tools to discuss and analyze their own and others’ work so as to give constructive criticism using the basic rules of composition and their own sense of aesthetics.

The workshop is supplemented by one day of technical teaching with photographer Ben Chislett. This day is designed to giving participants an overview of how complicated the colour process truly is and how to maintain accuracy to a maximum. Themes covered will include the eye, light, camera sensors and calibration, software, colour profiles, monitor calibration, and printer profiles.


Course Details

Duration: 24 to 29 February 2020, Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm

Fee: 590 Euros (including four days of conceptual and one day of technical teaching, one day of personal work, and a museum visit)

25% off for Freelens members/alumni, 50% off for students of Neue Schule für Fotografie

Course language: English

Please register via email by 9 February 2020:

The number of participants is limited to 12.



Kachelbild: Eva Maria Ocherbauer