workshops

workshops

USA. Brooklyn, NY. 2015. Dasha Gavrylenko goes up on the roof of the ‘kibbutz’ appartment building to watch hurricane Joaquin. © David Alan Harvey

USA. Brooklyn, NY. 2015. Dasha Gavrylenko goes up on the roof of the ‘kibbutz’ appartment building to watch hurricane Joaquin. © David Alan Harvey

David’s workshops aren’t for the faint of heart or those who do not want to push through personal boundaries. He is part supporter, part instigator and all professional, delivering each comment at the precise moment and knowing confidently what he can get out of each student. I’ll never look through the viewfinder again without hearing his voice questioning why I’ve raised the camera at that moment and how I plan to tell the story. – Christopher Edwards
 
© Michael Loyd Young

© Michael Loyd Young

HARVEY

David Alan Harvey, Magnum Photographer and founder of Burn Magazine is a highly sought after mentor and teacher. His workshops are philosophical explorations into the heart of your work and motivation. They are about your own personal growth. A champion of authorship and voice he seeks out your personal obstacles and gives you a good shove to move yourself beyond them, then greets you with a high five and a beer on the other side. As anyone who has taken one of David’s workshops will tell you, once you take a workshop with him, you are essentially his student for life. He sticks with those who want to move ahead with their work for book publishing, gallery shows, etc. If you do the work, he will be there to help you push it forward.

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WORKSHOPS

In his weeklong workshops you will be asked to shoot an essay of your own choosing. Each day you shoot, each morning there is a group review and critique session. At the end of the week his team produces a slideshow of the work created. So, in this short week you get the experience of being a working photographer, shooting, working with an editor and experiencing the pressure of a real deadline. Each workshop is different, but depending on the timing and location you may also enjoy guest teachers that include picture editors and curators, jam sessions with other iconic photographers and the occasional field trip to shoot alongside David.

At Home with David Alan Harvey
A weeklong personal mentoring workshop.
May 28 - June 3, 2017

"Take David's workshop if you want to stop taking tourist photos. You'll never approach photography the same way again."
- Roddy MacLeod
Harvey's backyard. Photo by Bryan Harvey.

Harvey's backyard. Photo by Bryan Harvey.

At Home with David Alan Harvey
A weeklong personal mentoring workshop.


When:   WEEK 1: May 28 - June 3, 2017 (WAITING LIST)
WEEK 2: June 4-10, 2017
Where:   Outer Banks, North Carolina
Focus: Personal Mentorship, Shoot, Edit, Books, Career Development
Participants: 6
Tuition: $ 3800
 *Tuition includes workshop and daily continental breakfast.
Your personal travel expenses, lodging and other meals are not included.


For the last several months I have done workshops centered around books I was shooting. Why? Because those I mentored got a first hand look at real production. How it really happens. What goes into shooting for a book or magazine, and real results in real time.

Now from my beloved home in the Outer Banks of NC, I'm inviting a handful of students to attend a career development class. This will include how to think about books, how to get a commission, and how to start on a personal project that will take you into the world of high level photography. Why do it at home? Because right now I am assembling two book projects and the most exciting part of building a book is when it "goes to the wall." Now is that time. Catch me here, and you get a view inside my head and inside the process.

My workshop mentoring style is very different than curriculum teaching. I do not roll down a checklist. I look at your work, I listen, I demonstrate, and I offer advice and suggestions based on years of hard-earned wisdom as both a commissioned magazine photographer and independent book publisher. 

So with me at home and in a perfect mood and wrapping up my book projects, what's in it for you? Well, frankly, this is exactly when you want to catch me. This is me in my element. I'm on my own front porch, looking at your work and talking about your career. I will help edit your past work, and mentor you on what to do next. Critique could come from pictures you shoot here in the Outer Banks or from your past work. Some may want to shoot, some may simply want to edit and build a book. Some may do both. All will benefit from the ongoing discussions we'll be having.

I will Skype or FaceTime with each prospective student to see whether shooting or editing will be their emphasis. Some photographers need one thing, some need another, and a small class is the perfect environment to really help you move forward.

Spring is a fine time of year down here. The best. So come on down. Shoot, edit, hangout, talk shop and most of all, learn. Beach sandals, cold beer, and a camera. You won't want to leave. 

-david alan harvey-

When:   WEEK 1: May 28 - June 3, 2017 (WAITING LIST)
WEEK 2: June 4-10, 2017
Where:   Outer Banks, North Carolina
Focus: Personal Mentorship, Shoot, Edit, Books, Career Development
Participants: 6
Tuition: $ 3800
 *Tuition includes workshop and daily continental breakfast.
Your personal travel expenses, lodging and other meals are not included.