First 2016 workshop: How to shoot impressive phone photos and video

Dreaming of a career in photojournalism or just want to take your cell phone photos and video to the next level?

On Thursday, Jan. 14 at Cafe Ibex, award-winning multimedia journalist Alex Stonehill will be leading our Seattle Globalist’s first media workshop of 2016, which takes participants through the basics of composition, getting comfortable shooting photo and video in public, and learning how to maximize the hidden functions of your phone camera. Participants will have an opportunity to take a photo and video series during the workshop and also pitch visual story ideas to Globalist editors.

“Photos are part of the writing process at The Globalist, and great photos make a story stand out,” said News Editor Venice Buhain. “With a few tips — and some practice — anyone can improve their ability to take photos that enhance their stories.

The workshop launches our winter community workshop series designed to sharpen your media skills and turn your ideas into published stories with The Globalist. Go from mastering phone photo and video on Jan. 14, to enhancing your reporting skills to nail great story interviews on Feb. 18, then learn how to write an op-ed for your cause or organization on March 16Sign up for all three winter media workshops to get 25 percent off:

The “Boost Your Camera Skills” workshop and winter series is part of a yearlong community workshop series, “Your City. Your Story. Your Voice” dedicated to harnessing the voices of Seattle’s diverse communities through new media skills and publishing opportunities with The Globalist.