Virtual Narrative Road Trip
May 13 2023 - June 3 2023
We often rely on travel destinations and meeting new people for inspiration. We can become numb to where we are right now. There are always worlds to be explored even in you own backyard. This fun but intensive online workshop asks you to photograph the world immediately around you as if you just happened upon it on a cross country drive. To drop one’s prejudices for the place you know best and embrace it anew.
By combining the work of all the students in the class, pictures taken in towns around the country–or the world–it will be as if we collectively took an epic road trip without going anywhere. As we virtually drive around the world (your town), the goals of this intensive workshop are to learn all aspects of narrative portraiture and how a portrait itself can be the story. It will help you navigate the power and implications of photographing someone “where they are” versus posing a person in a different environment altogether. This workshop intends to tip the scale of intentionality while retaining a “decisive moment” in a portrait.
Working with people you know as well as strangers, this workshop will hone your ability to visualize the picture beforehand, and in turn, yield a better one. The workshop will address fears around approaching strangers, ethical guidelines as well as best practices for obtaining model consent forms and more.
Workshop will include:
*3 three-hour class sessions
*a 30 minute, one-on-one, meeting with Greg
*ends with an online virtual exhibit of work created within the workshop that remains up for a month
Class meets online, using Zoom, once a week for four weeks. The 30 minute, one-on-one, meets during the third week.
Saturday, May 13
9 am – 12 pm (Eastern Time) – Introduction and class assignment
Saturday, May 20
9 am – 12 pm (Eastern Time) Critique of previous week’s work
Thursday and Friday, May 25/26 (Class will not be held on May 28)
30-minute one-on-one meeting with Greg scheduled at a time that works for you.
9 am – 12 pm (Eastern Time) Final Critique
Early Bird Price Until April 16 – $500 (Discount automatically applied at checkout)
Price after after April 16 – $600
Testimonials from Past Workshops:
No matter the range of experience of the workshop attendees, Greg makes the course accessible and valuable for everyone. He is a great teacher and knows how to provide very constructive criticism and to challenge his students at every level in ways that make students more inquisitive and contemplative image makers. He also encourages you to defy your fears of approaching people and making the photograph you know you need to make.
I was immediately struck by his genuine, authentic and kind nature. Such beautiful humanistic traits gracefully paralleled his patient and hands-on teaching style. Regardless of your photography level, Greg will not stop until you are completely satisfied. I ABSOLUTELY would recommend Greg and his very professional team for your next workshop experience.
I am inspired by the humanity in Greg’s work as well as his approach to image-making. His mentoring has been an invaluable resource in developing my own content and technique as well as in developing myself as an artist. He has taught me not only how to make meaningful and beautiful work but also how to see and to shoot with purpose. With his help, I have learned to find and respect my own artistic vision and, maybe most importantly, how to summon the personal authorization to go out and make it.
Not only was I impressed with Greg’s knowledge and help with technical aspects but his insight into human nature and relationships that brought that extra depth to a photos meaning I found helpful. During our daily group review periods his individual attention to each persons way of seeing and level was accommodating and beneficial to all. I began to see how my own photographs were becoming deeper in content.
It is Greg’s ability to see each person’s work individually and give personal feedback that I saw to be the benefit of working with him. This guidance I still apply to my work today.
Payment, Refund, Cancellation and Zoom Recording Policies
The Virtual Narrative Roadtrip is an online workshop. This course will be meeting online via zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class. If you have any questions about the workshop please email [email protected].
Payment is due in full at the time of enrollment.
You may cancel up to 7 days before a workshop start date. A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the course start date. All refund requests must be submitted via email to [email protected]
On occasion, a course may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs, all students will be refunded in full. Greg Miller Photography LLC does not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable toward enrolling in a course.
Online Learning Zoom Recordings
Classes will not be recorded to respect the privacy of all students.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop please email [email protected].