Humanitarian Bazaar | Focus 12: Photography Pro Skills Primer
Humanitarian Bazaar produces projects focused on how peope survive war and disaster.
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Kenya | Somali child actress Sirad Shiine with her aunt in Nairobi. DJG 2012.

Photo: An aunt embraces her niece during a photo session. Daniel J Gerstle.

FOCUS 12  |  Photography Pro Skills Primer

Although Facebook and Instagram may be filled with cell phone and point-and-shoot camera shots, there is something more meaningful in well crafted lens photography. We teach you not only about framing and focus, but also lenses, aperture, shutter speed, film speed, filters, and editing. Each trainer has a different style specialty, so let us know if there is a specific style you are looking to learn. In 2016, HB took part in the Recovering Conflict Photography Workshop hosted by Zarlasht Sarmast of Bard College in Kabul, Afghanistan, alongside greats like Massoud Husseini and Farzana Wahidy. Choose your mode and price, and let us know at humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com.

Choose your mode and price ===>

A. Online Rapid Course Webinar

$40 = Webinar (2 hours) |  $80 = Webinar+ (2 hrs plus personal call with instructor for personal consultation or to call in to talk to your organization)  |  Free for past HB team.  |  We are currently rewarding donors to our War Survivors Advisory civilian protection project and past HB team members with attendance to our webinars! HB team members of the past can attend online for free. WSA donors who donated $40 or more are invited to choose one webinar as a reward! WSA donors who supported with $80 or more can choose one webinar and also get a direct consultation call with our trainer or a team member for personal advice, solve a question for your career, or call in to give a talk to your class room or organization. Let us know your interest and we will schedule a session with you!  Donate and then let us know which course and your best time frame so we can confirm with the trainer, or you can also plan the webinar first and then donate the day of the webinar session. Let us know at humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com and go here to donate. ===> WSA

B. Full Intensive Training Workshop

$120/person = Weekend Rapid Course with Short Simulation (12 hours, minimum 6 people) or $240/person = Week-Long Intensive Course with Simulation (24 hours, minimum 10 people)  |  Request a full-scale in-person training workshop with practicum at your location! Ask us if there will be a training near you! Sometimes we have a number of people in key places–namely Berlin, Amsterdam, Sarajevo, Nairobi, Istanbul, Kabul, Beirut–who have put in a request and we just wait until we have enough of a group and we can write to you and plan a date, so just let us know your interest at humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com.

C. Contract 

$400/day+ transport & lodging for Expert > $150/day+ expenses for local Field Worker/Fixer (depending on location) for Project Implementation, Private Intensive Training, or Field Research. | Hire a trainer, consultant or implementing team to run a full intensive course designed for your organization, or have us build a consulting team on this topic to implement projects with you.

Review Our Curriculum ===>

Part 1  |  Know Your Photography Goals

  • Who is your target audience?
  • Are you seeking to document, portray, or inspire?
  • How much are you influenced by the goals of a client, goals of a market, or independent to pursue your own work?
  • What logistical barriers will you have to overcome?

 

Part 2  |  Know Your Technicals

  • Lens Focal Length & Focus
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • Film Speed / ISO
  • Lighting
  • Framing

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Part 3  |  Know Your Equipment 

  • Camera bodies
  • Lenses
  • Lighting
  • Tripod
  • Digital features

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Part 4  |  Know the Photo Market

  • Photo Reportage
  • Photo Reportage Agencies
  • Photo Libraries
  • Exhibitions
  • Studios
  • Of course, we can shape our focus to concentrate more training energy around the goals of the client / trainee!

Meet Our Trainer ===>

Daniel J Gerstle  |  Founder & executive director of Humanitarian Bazaar, has served as a filmmaker, humanitarian aid worker, human rights researcher, and war journalist in Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, Caucasus, and the Balkans. More recently, he created Humanitarian Bazaar, formerly known as HELO Media, to produce projects focused on how people survive war and disaster. With Humanitarian Bazaar, he produced the Mogadishu Music Festival (Somalia 2013), Journey of Peace Kenya music festival in Dadaab refugee camp (Kenya 2013), and co-produced the first Afghan rock fest, Sound Central Festival (Afghanistan, 2011). Live from Mogadishu, his first feature length film as director, premieres in summer 2014. Find him at Humanitarianbazaar.org  |  humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com.

Arrange Your Training ===>

  1. Check here if we already have a webinar or workshop scheduled which you can attend. ===> Training Schedule.
  2. Write us to reserve your space for an existing training or to ask for a training which could be scheduled with you. In the latter case, just let us know what windows of time would work best for you and we will see whether it is best to have others attend together or to have a training personalized for you and/or your organization. ===> Humanitarianbazaar@gmail.com 
  3. Right now we are accepting all payments for training as a donation to our War Survivors Advisory civilian protection project, and offering webinars as rewards for such donations, so you can either go right away to donate and let us know that you have done so, or schedule your training and then pay once you are satisfied with the training. The payment/donation button to support the War Survivors Advisory, along with a description of the project, can be found here. ===> Training Payment via War Survivors Advisory.