September 20 – 24, 2017
1 space left!
September 20 – 24, 2017
1 space left!
With two of our founders living in Oregon, we have a deep-rooted love of the West Coast. With such a diverse population of citizens from around the globe and a culture of charitable endeavors, nonprofit activity is thriving in Portland.
When you register for a Project workshop, Momenta will assign you to a nonprofit organizations to work with, based on a detailed questionnaire we provide to you. We encourage more advanced photographers to find their own photo story or charity of their choice. Don’t worry; our staff will guide you every step of the way if you choose to venture down this road.
Likewise, one of the best features of a Momenta Project workshop is the ability to use a camera from our sponsor, Leica Camera. You will have the opportunity to use a Leica M Camera and lens kit for your photo story on this workshop. You can also choose to take a point-n-shoot with you on your daily assignment work instead. If you have a Leica already, we may have some fun gear you’ve never tried before to use with your gear. It’s a great way to experience documentary photography in a new way!
Every day of the workshop, Momenta instructors will help you develop a photo story close to your personal vision. We do this through daily 1-on-1 editing with you and an instructor for about one hour. The workshop ends with a full day of business skills training to teach you how to make this type of work a profitable business venture.
If interested, we encourage you to record audio for multimedia presentations and their portfolio. Momenta will have audio gear on hand to borrow as well as multimedia instruction for interested attendees.
Please contact our offices for more information about this exclusive workshop experience. We are always available to find the perfect workshop experience for your goals!
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Workshop Fees Include: daily personal, one-hour private editing sessions with an instructor, portfolio reviews, all handouts, pre- and post-workshop materials, daily slideshows and lectures, software and equipment training, and a final celebration slideshow party provided by Momenta for the public at a local venue.
Workshop Fees Do Not Include: daily meals, transportation, flights, and hotel accommodations. Momenta does offer suggestions for housing and transportation.
Each workshop requires a minimum deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. After you have registered for a workshop, final payments are due within 120 days of the start of the workshop. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from our registration partners.
As we near the start of the workshop, you will receive informational documents from our staff including a reading and research list, your final workshop itinerary, and travel guides. We work very hard to insure you are prepared in every way for this learning adventure. Our staff stands ready to answer any of your questions and to help facilitate the smoothest travel experience possible.
We require all attending photographers to bring their own cameras, laptop and support gear like external hard drives. Our staff and instructors can offer gear recommendations and help you understand the nuances of your equipment. You will also be able check out a Leica M series camera and lenses during the workshop thanks to our friends at Leica!
We ask all photographers bring at least a digital SLR or rangefinder camera with 1-2 lenses. We encourage you to bring a lightweight tripod. Should you choose to participate in a multimedia project, you must come with a working knowledge of the required software programs and your equipment.
Please see our Resources tab at the top of the website for our gear and traveling tips suggestions.
This course is designed for people who are good natured, flexible, have a working knowledge of photography and are interested in a unique documentary photography workshop experience. We will work with each photographer to improve their photography on any level, and we will find the right theme for your vision. We will provide support every step of the way, but you need to have a positive attitude and work well with a group!
This experience is more of a photo practicum than it is a tourism trip. The educational journey will be amazing and eye opening but it is not easy. You will work long hours. Your instructors will give you daily challenges and push you to new heights with your photography. We will encourage you to stretch and think creatively.
You may encounter people or organizations that are challenging to photograph. You may have to photograph in dark rooms or outside at high noon. You may have stressful days of difficult logistics. While we will be there to help you, support you and give you insight on the best way to handle the situation as a professional, you will need to take as much responsibility for your progress as we do.