Editing and sequencing photo workshop

Last week I gave the final part of a photography course I started in June at the Mapfre Foundation, in Gran Canaria.

The first two weeks, back in June, had to do with the basics of photography (camera use, composition, light characteristics, etc) and the filing and development of the images in the computer.

This last week was particularly interesting as we reviewed the work that the attendees had done during these months. We had decided to do a common project together; try to illustrate Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from different perspectives. Goyi focused on the stairs that connect the upper and the lower town, Mari Carmen on its beaches, José Miguel in the fishermen life... Some projects where more abstract. Sandra's was based on the concept of time, for instance.

We first edited all that material and then sequenced it. It was such a beautiful experience!

By editing I mean, selecting the pictures that are to remain in a final project from a previous wider amount of images. By sequencing, putting those images in order so that they tell a visual story.

I was impressed by the quality of the final result. Especially considering that they had just started learning photography a few months ago! 

I want to thank everyone that took part in the course for giving me so much energy. I feel fulfilled! :)

And I also want to thank Nacho González for the nice picture that illustrates this post. 

Tomás Correa

Berlin, Germany

I was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) in 1974. In 1992 I started to study photography in my home town. After some years I moved to Berlin to go on with my studies and get a wider view about photography. After working for many years in the design and advertising industry and having photography as a scape, in 2009 I decided to put more effort on my own projects. At the moment, I'm focussed in a personal search that's helping me to understand what I want to express, artistically speaking. Or is it the other way around?