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Documentary Photography Masterclass with Michael Coyne


Average class size: 15 people

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Join world-renowned Australian documentary photographer Michael Coyne for an intensive and interactive workshop. Over one day you will learn what makes an extraordinary image and how it communicates a narrative. Learn how to avoid or correct mistakes that have become commonplace in this photographic genre. Benefit from the opportunity to develop your technical documentary photography skills with a practical 'on-the-spot' mini-assignment, under the guidance of a highly accomplished and award-winning photography master. The course is complete with an in-class critique where Coyne will spend time with attendees, reviewing and assessing their images.

We recommend that you are comfortable shooting in manual mode to get the most out of this workshop. Bring your camera, a fully charged battery and all the questions you have ever wanted to ask an award-winning photographer. There will also be an editing component to the workshop, so we encourage you to bring a laptop if possible.


Michael Coyne Bio 

Michael Coyne—based in Australia, but has worked extensively on assignments internationally and has appeared in magazines such as: Newsweek, Life, Time, National Geographic Magazine, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, German Geo, French Geo, Paris Match, Madame La Figaro, London Observer Magazine, London Independent Magazine, Travel Holiday and Vogue.

Coyne has had a number of successful books published of his work including: Numurkah Lakes & Roses, Second Spring – The Regeneration of the Jesuits, The Oz Factor, A World of Australians, Contemporary Photographer:Australia – MICHAEL COYNE, The Jew called Jesus, Tour of Duty – East Timor, Lonely Planet – People Photography, How To be A Child and Armageddon.

His work has been exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, South America and North America.

His numerous awards include: American National Press Photographers Association, Overseas Press Club of America, FCC Hong Kong Human Rights Certificate, Children's Book of the Year, The Religious Book of the Year. In April 2003 Michael was awarded the "Centenary Medal" by the Australian Government for Services to Photography. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (by Publication) from Griffith University in October 2008. Michael is a Senior Fellow at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.



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