Learn how to tell your own story using photographs with inspiring Photojournalist, Louis Bockner.
Spend an afternoon of indepth story-creating using freewriting and photography with Louis Bockner, renowned Kootenay photographer and free-lance journalist. Dig deep and live in the emotion of the moment to capture the majestic Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay landscape, preserved forever in photos and your own words.
These days, it’s easier than ever to take a picture, but not all photographs tell rich stories. Meet Louis Bockner—one of West Kootenay’s premiere photojournalists who tells beautiful stories in words and photographs. In this experience, you will learn directly from him in his element. No photography experience or a specific device needed; only your creativity, enthusiasm, and digital camera (phones OK). Photographic story-telling is the art of conveying stories, ideas and viewpoints through the medium of photography. It is a great example of how photography is not just the practice of creating visually interesting or stunning pictures, but is about conveying the story behind them. Louis will prepare the group extensively for their story-telling experience, starting with photographic concepts of light, framing and planning, and a themed freewrite exercise, which will inspire each individual’s photographic story. After a locally-sourced and nutritious snack, you will set off on your quest to capture your own moments in time. Take your time to savour your newfound perspective, hear the wind in the trees, and slow down a little to really take it all in. At the end of your day, feed the human spirit and share your story, in a way you are comfortable with. Live, create, tell the story….repeat.
Details/Good to Know:
- 1:30-5:00 pm
- Length of time: 3.5 hours
- Physical Challenge Rating: low
- Held outdoors, with shelter provided for sun and weather protection
- Good footwear and long pants suggested
- Come prepared for heat, bugs, and sun
- Snack and drink
- Workshop and all supplies(camera NOT supplied)
- 12 persons max**
- Please contact us for private or special group bookings
- Price/adult: $118 plus GST
*plus $30/person transport charge for Idaho Peak excursions July 11 and August 8
**A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.