Introduction to Storytelling – Spring 2015

Introduction to Storytelling

Photo: Shikhar Bhattarai


This intensive two-week workshop is designed for photographers who have a technical base in digital photography and now want to take their skills to the next level. The workshop will introduce photographers to working on narratives and telling stories. Participants will be introduced to a wide variety of visual styles and languages and work to produce one body of work in the duration of the workshop. Participants should be prepared to work hard and push their limits!

Course will cover the following;
– Introduction to storytelling
– Aesthetics I – Composition and content
– Aesthetics II – Light
– Ethics in photography
– Visual styles and master photographers
– Digital workflow and post-production (Bridge, Photoshop)
– Introduction to editing
– Note taking, research and caption writing


Date: 25 March – 6 April 2015
Venue: HQ, Jhamsikhel
Timing: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on weekdays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturdays
Language: Nepali + English
Fee: NRs. 5000 plus 13% VAT
Tutors: Kishor K Sharma, NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Prasiit Sthapit and Shikhar Bhattarai


This is a full time workshop and participants should be prepared to work for two full weeks. Classes will meet from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on week days and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturdays. Participants should plan to be shooting when they are not in class.


– Participants should have a technical base in photography.
– Participants should have their own DSLR cameras.
– Participants should be able to commit to the workshop fulltime.


– To apply, please fill an application form and email it to
– Send us a portfolio of your 10 best images. [1000 pixels on the longest side]. Singles or story.
– This workshop is open to all interested, but priority will be given to young Nepali photographers.
2 travel grants are available for Nepali participants from outside Kathmandu valley. Please state in your application if you would like to apply for a travel grant. Travel grant will cover bus fare to Kathmandu and back. Participant will be responsible for local accommodation herself/himself. 

5 PM, 18 March 2015