Storytelling Workshop – Chengdu / April 20-21-22

This workshop is made for photographers who are interested in develop and mastering the multiple modes of storytelling. 

Finding a story to share is often not easy. Yet sharing experiences from our lives can be immensely rewarding and we will help you access your deepest insights as part of this 3 days journey. Participants will work to create an edit to be shown in the culminating workshop projection on the last day.

Learn top tips, techniques and tricks of the trade from photojournalists.

Build your confidence and conquer your fear of shooting strangers.

Develop your skills of observation and learn the art of story telling through pictures.

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Program with

Fred Dufour 

Valentina Sinis   


Thursday 19 April, evening

From 7pm to 9pm : Informal meeting to discuss project ideas with students

Friday 20 April
From 9am to 12pm : quick shooting around the streets of  Chengdu . This exercise aims to create complicity between people and  with the subjects.  We wish to see your progress, to be more confidence and creative in difficult situations.

10.30am: in class exercise to develop your skills in portraiture.

From 2pm to 4pm : Group review each participant existing portfolio

From 5pm to 9pm : Shooting time

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Sample of newspaper layout where students will work on to match with their pictures.

Sarturday 21 April

9:30am 1pm: please arrive at the workshop with all the images shot from the previous day, on a hard drive or USB stick.  It will be viewed as a group and critiqued by your tutors.

Portraits review from the previous day inn class exercise.

Shooting time

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Sunday 22 April

10am: Ongoing work review. It will be viewed as a group and critiqued by your tutors.

Edit of approx. 20 images shot from the previous 2 days.

Opportunity to refine your edits with your tutors for the slideshow.

Preparation of the Newspaper layout to be printed.

Evening : Workshop participants slideshow open to the public.


Fee for the 3 days workshop
Early birds (until March 30th 2017) : 291€ / 2.300Rmb
Normal fee (from April 1st 2017) : 355€ / 2.800Rmb
You can pay directly through Paypal or contact us for payment information

Full payment should be received by April 10th to fully confirm your place.

Please note: WPJ Insitute reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 8 participants. Students will be given either a full refund. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given at least 8 days advance notice.


Open to anyone who wants to upgrade visual storytelling skills and approach photojournalism. Students needs to bring a laptop with photo editing software (ex. Lightroom, Photoshop) and a digital camera. A heavy DSLR or a huge set of lenses is not required. The idea is to use the camera you are familiar with for documentary / streetphotography.

Teaching language: English

Please scan the WeChat QR or add me to have more informations or to register
WeChat ID : fred_dufour

You can also use our contact form
Where : No.4 daxing Hutong, jiaodaokou nan da jie.
交道口南大街大兴胡同4号院 (黄色木门)

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