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Ethical Photographic Storytelling

Become a more ethical photographic storyteller and improve your ability to create engaging stories.

Course Dates

Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 July 2024

What is the programme?

This weekend residential workshop will help you to become a more ethical photographic storyteller. You will gain skills and confidence in taking better, and more ethical, photographs to visually enhance the stories you wish to share with others; improving your ability to create engaging stories.

Course Leader

Clive Thomas is a photographer, mentor and trainer who divides his time between All Nations and a large NGO in Nepal.

For more information, and to see a selection of Clive's photography, please visit

Training Content

Key areas we will explore:

  • Storytelling questions that photographs must address

  • Key images for photographic storytelling

  • How to critique images

  • Photographic/storytelling ethics

  • The issue of consent

  • Cultural considerations

  • Photographing people

  • Techniques for creating more interesting images

  • Getting the most from your smartphone camera

  • Putting it all into practice

Training method

The workshop will be fun and interactive; full of images, picture-taking, discussion and critique. We will capture images only using a smartphone enabling us to concentrate on the storytelling side of photography rather than its more technical aspects. We will focus on capturing images that help to tell stories about people, their lives and their situation but the techniques learned in this workshop will be applicable to any photographs that you take with any camera.

Who will benefit from this training?

Anyone wishing to share a story; about their ministry, the people they serve or the people they work with. Anyone wishing to take better images to enhance their storytelling in any form; on social media, newsletters, websites or in print. Anyone who wants to increase supporter engagement. Even if you’ve been taking photos for many years this workshop will help you to become more intentional in using photography for storytelling.

How to prepare and what to bring along

All you need is a smartphone, a willingness to learn and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. A laptop/tablet will be helpful for putting together stories as we progress through the workshop. Please bring along five photographs that represent the type of story that you wish to share with others.


Registration closing date is Monday 24th June 2024

Key Points of Information

  • Course Fees

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