The Photo Masterclass is the next step in a serious and professional career in photography, providing regular mentoring, networking opportunities and international exposure to participants.
9am to 4pm classes daily starting with one straight week; Monday to Friday, followed by 8 weekends (Saturdays only) and finally one straight week; Monday to Friday. In-depth training with theory and practical sessions in Documentary photography, Fashion photography, Advertising Photography, Events and travel photography and photojournalism.
The NIJ - GAV Creative Masterclass in Photography is a 3-month long practice based education and mentoring programme designed for both professionals and budding photographers.
The programme offers five thematic courses centered around Story telling and led by renowned photography masters and tutors, run in parallel during a 3 months period. Selected participants will develop conceptually strong and artistic projects in Documentary, Fashion, Advertorial, Reportage/Editorial and Travel photography under the guidance of the experienced tutors and outstanding photographers.
The masterclass is based on both Theoretical and practical sessions. Classes will be held both within the premises of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and at locations to be inspired by the particular course. The masterclass will be separated into four different sessions – one straight week of classes, followed by seven Saturdays of classes, then one straight month for participants to work on their individual project ideas and finally one straight week of classes.
The masterclass will focus on the following topics; The power of storytelling, African and Nigerian Photography history, Transitions in photography, the Importance of research in photography storytelling, the origin and place of alternative photography processes, Post production, The intellectual property, Copyright laws, Usage rights and licensing amongst others. It will also offer
competent external critique of the created work. The masterclass will come to a close with certificates handed out to successful participants and an exhibition of outstanding participants works within and outside the premises of the Institute.
The Masterclass is the next step in a serious and professional career in photography, providing regular mentoring, networking opportunities and international exposure to participants.
The Creative Photography Masterclass is organized by Great African Ventures (GAV) an organization involved in the business of Creative communications in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) a premier non-governmental educational institute in existence for over 50 years located in Lagos, Nigeria.