Past Event

Field Photography Training with Mike Snyder (Columbia UNI only)

November 9, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


We invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 9, for a Field Photography training session to help research scientists improve photography skills, storytelling abilities, and gain an understanding of basic photographic workflow and file handling while in the field. The session will be led by Mike Snyder, an internationally published professional photographer specializing in environmental images.

When:  Tuesday, November 9th, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where:  Via Zoom
Who: This session is open to the Columbia community, and those involved in fieldwork are especially encouraged to attend.
RSVP: Registration is required. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining. Click "register" below.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What makes a great story?
  • Principles of visual storytelling (turning topics into stories)
  • Establishing access
  • Extraction vs. Empowerment
  • Production planning
  • Interviewing
  • Photo vs. Photo-essay:  The documentary formula & the Power of Sequencing
  • Impact production
  • Getting your work seen:  Funding, Pitching & Distribution
  • Building collaborations
  • Creating ecosystems of media

The training will be 90 minutes, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.


Organized by the Earth Institute / Columbia Climate School Communications Department


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