From establishing shots to environmental portraits, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris discusses and demonstrates the techniques and concepts necessary to create a professional looking photo essay, a series of images that tell a cohesive story.
After the classroom lecture, Mark will lead students on a hands-on photo shoot. During the hands-on section of the class students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice. This dynamic day of photography will conclude with a critique and discussion of marketing travel photo essays.
Mark Edward Harris’ assignments have taken him to 98 countries on six continents. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, LIFE, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, Lonely Planet, Wallpaper, Casa Vogue, GQ Thailand, Money Magazine, Architectural Digest, Hong Kong Tatler, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine as well as all the major photography and in-flight magazines. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, and Photographer of the Year at the Black & White Spider Awards. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, North Korea, South Korea, Inside Iran, and The Travel Photo Essay: Describing A Journey Through Images. North Korea was named Photography Book of the Year at the International Photography Awards. He is currently working on an orangutan portrait series “Eyes are the Window to the Soul” to help bring awareness of the issues between orangutans in the wild and the clear-cutting of forests for the production of palm oil.