Introduction to Storytelling – Spring 2017

Photo: Prasiit Sthapit


This intensive eight-day 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
– Digital workflow and post-production (Bridge, Photoshop)
– Introduction to editing
– Note taking, research and caption writing


Date: 9-16 April 2017
Venue: Himalaya Photo Gallery, Kalimpong, India
Timing: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Language: Nepali + English
Fee: IRs. 7000
Tutors: Prasiit Sthapit and Kishor Sharma


– Participants should have a technical base in photography.
– Participants should have their own DSLR cameras.
– Participants should be able to commit to the workshop full time.
– Participants should plan to be shooting when they are not in class.


– To apply, please fill an application form and send it to
– Send us a portfolio of your 10 best images. [1000 pixels on the longest side]. Singles or story.

5 PM, 31 March 2017


Prasiit Sthapit (b. 1988) is a visual storyteller based in Kathmandu. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant and he has also been selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.
He is currently associated with Fuzz Factory Productions, a multimedia collective based in Kathmandu.

Kishor Sharma (b. 1983) is a freelance documentary photographer based in Kathmandu.
In 2013, he completed an advanced visual storytelling course from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. In 2014, he was awarded the Asia Prize at the Photo City Sagamihara Awards, held in Sagamihara, Japan, for his documentary work on Nepali nomads.


Focus Kalimpong

Focus Kalimpong was established in 2011 to address a dire need for a group to discuss and promote photography in Kalimpong. It has since been working to promote photography through various discussion sessions, workshops and exhibitions.

Established in 2007, is a platform for photography in Nepal. Through workshops, publications, exhibitions and commissioned assignment work, strives to bring together photographers and other visual storytellers to nurture unique voices that document and engage with social change in Nepal.

In 2015 and 2016, organized Photo Kathmandu, Nepal’s only international photography festival, which serves as an alternative platform for conversations between visual storytellers and local audiences.