March 15, 2019

Rarefied Light Workshop

Rarefied Light Photography Workshop // 2019 // With Bob Sacha

Visual Storytelling  – Creating short, powerful iphone videos

The workshop is full – if you wish to be added to a waitlist, please email us at akphotocenter at!

We’re living in the age of online sharing, and visual media is what everyone is sharing. If you have a camera and an internet connection, you can create compelling visual stories—short films, really—using video, audio, and stills.

You hold in your hand one of the most powerful and artistic storytelling tools in history: your smartphone. In this workshop, students have a unique opportunity to utilize and explore the possibilities of storytelling with a smartphone. The workshop emphasizes storytelling over technology, using the smartphone to capture photos, video, audio, notes, sketches and found media for a documentary-style project. Students edit using the phone or computer to create short, visually-focused narratives.

An engaging story can be told using the camera of your choice: smartphone, DSLR, or video camera. In the interest of capturing clean, strong sound, we demo audio recorders and various microphones, from iPhone to wireless to shotgun. We also learn how to add interviews, music, and text to our stories. Audio-visual software like Adobe Premiere Pro and InqScribe allow us to delve even further into the art of storytelling.

By using these newfound techniques to build on the narrative skills you already possess, you are able to seriously elevate your work. The result? Funny, emotionally compelling visual stories that people want to watch.

Check out more of Bob’s work on his website

Workshop Schedule:

BP Energy Center

July 12th, Friday 5:30pm to 8:30pm – Introductions, workshop goals

July 13th, Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm Portfolio Reviews, discussions, afternoon shooting assignment

Anchorage Museum Elizabeth Reynolds Classroom

July 14th, Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm Presentations and critique of shooting assignment; wrap up

This workshop is limited to 12 participants – don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to take your photography to the next level!