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Poster from my 2021 Marks of Conflict Exhibition

Introduction to Photographic Projects Masterclass
1 Day Masterclass  + 1/2 Day Follow-Up

Review from the last masterclass

When I booked the course I was a little concerned that it might not be relevant to my particular project. In fact it was very practical and helped me clarify some of my thoughts. In particular it helped me get through a “writers block” by suggesting I reach out to local authors. I’ve already actioned a couple of the ideas that Paul raised. I’m very happy with the course overall.

The Masterclass is designed for you if you are:

  • Looking to achieve an ARPS or FRPS Distinction?

  • Preparing your work for an exhibition

  • Wanting to develop an original book?

  • Looking to respond to an open call

  • Experiencing a creative block?


What is the Workshop About?

“Single, striking images may capture fleeting moments of beauty, but a sequence of photographs tells a story, delivers a message, or explores a theme more deeply.”

Photography is an art form that allows us to freeze moments in time, but the true power of photography lies in its ability to tell a story through a series of images. This course is designed to help photographers like you move beyond single images and develop the skills needed to create cohesive, compelling photographic projects.

The masterclass centers on the Creative Process, the foundation of successful project photography. I will teach you how the process works and how to use it to easily turn your original ideas into successful projects.

Who is This Course For?

This course is ideal for all photographers who are eager to:

  • Create multi-image projects for exhibitions

  • Develop photo books

  • Pursue distinctions such as the ARPS or FRPS

  • Enjoy the process of creating a meaningful body of work

Whether you're looking to refine your craft or explore new creative avenues, this course will guide you through the transition from capturing individual high-quality images to building substantial photographic projects.

Course Foundation and Development

Throughout my career as a photographer, I've learned through a combination of trial and error and formal education. My experiences have resulted in a structured approach to photographic projects that I have honed over the years, including a 9-month period teaching college students the creative process and project development. This course embodies the methodologies and widely accepted structured techniques that have proven successful in my own work and teaching.

What You'll Achieve

During the course, you'll:

  • Learn the proven principles behind successful project photography

  • Gain online access to all teaching materials and course videos

  • Be better equipped to undertake your own projects

The course is designed to help you practice and perfect these techniques, enhancing your ability to create compelling photographic narratives.

What You Need to Bring

All you need is an open mind and a willingness to learn. This is not a technical course; it focuses on photography's creative and conceptual aspects, making it equally beneficial for photographers at all levels. If you already have a fixed idea for a project, consider setting it aside to explore new possibilities during the course.

Course Structure

The course is structured to help you build a body of work on a subject of your choice. The highly interactive format includes online personal feedback and mentoring following the course. You'll learn the fundamental skills and methodologies needed to complete a successful project and enhance your future photography endeavors.

The one-day masterclass is followed, 4 weeks later, by a half-day online feedback session that allows you to review the progress of your project and to address any issues that you may be having with the process.

Detailed Course Breakdown

  • Introduction to project photography

  • Case studies of successful projects

  • The creative process: relevance and application

  • Generating and evaluating ideas

  • Importance of research and how to conduct it

  • Learning to experiment

  • Writing a Statement of Intent

  • Planning your next steps

Course Dates and Format

  • Dates:  21st September 2024 (feedback date TBA during the masterclass)

  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00 (including breaks for lunch and exercises)

  • Format: Online, with all sessions recorded for future reference

Course Cost

  • Fee: £115 

  • Discount: 10% off for RPS members

  • Included: Unlimited access to course videos, my e-book "Mastering Project Photography," and limited online email support and mentoring following the course.

Enroll Now

Take the next step in your photographic journey. Transform your ability to tell stories through powerful multi-image projects. Enroll today to secure your spot in this transformative course.

If you would like further information please email me at or phone 07983 394 550

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Upcoming Events

  • Introduction to Project Photography  1 Day Masterclass  21st September 2024
    Introduction to Project Photography  1 Day Masterclass  21st September 2024
    Sat, 21 Sept
    Zoom Online Session
    21 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Zoom Online Session
    21 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Zoom Online Session

About Your Course Tutor

Paul Burgess, who will lead the masterclass, has many years of experience as a fine art photographer and teacher. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS), and has a first class honors degree in photography.  Paul has undertaken many photography projects. His Marks of Conflict project has been the subject of two public exhibitions and was featured on BBC News. He is the author of several limited-edition books of photographs. He is currently working on a large-scale project  'Sevenoaks at Work' which will be the subject of a book and an exhibition in early 2025.

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